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Bug#585183: marked as done (general: .deb packages open with Archive Manager by default, not Package Installer)

Your message dated Thu, 10 Jun 2010 05:24:56 +0200
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has caused the Debian Bug report #585183,
regarding general: .deb packages open with Archive Manager by default, not Package Installer
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Package: general
Severity: normal
Tags: squeeze

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

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Le jeudi 10 juin 2010 à 01:56 +0200, Josselin Mouette a écrit :
> Acceptable solutions include:
>       * splitting ar out of binutils;
>       * writing a new backend for file-roller that uses dpkg-deb for
>         debs instead of ar/tar.

You can thank my insomnia; I just implemented the latter.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
: :' :
`. `'  “If you behave this way because you are blackmailed by someone,
  `-    […] I will see what I can do for you.”  -- Jörg Schilling

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