Bug#585183: general: .deb packages open with Archive Manager by default, not Package Installer
In GNOME the default open action for when double-clicking on a .deb package is
to open with Archive Manager, which then complains 'Could not create the
archive: Archive type not supported.'
The context menu shows as the second option 'Open with GDebi Package
Installer', and I think it would be hard to argue against this being a better
default, especially seeing as archive manager can't understand .debs itself
from a clean install...
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash