Re: Finding application's description
On 06/06/2020 10:08 AM, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
On Sb, 06 iun 20, 09:37:11, Richard Owlett wrote:
I've just installed Buster and am selecting which apps on my Stretch machine
I wish to continue to use.
For some reason I had installed Gdebi.
I can't find a good description on which base a decision.
https://packages.debian.org lists no homepage.
https://manpages.debian.org links to https://launchpad.net/gdebi/ which
gives no descriptive material.
From search engine hits I gather was developed when Ubuntu made installation
of deb files inconvenient.
In a straight Debian environment, does it give any advantage over Synaptic
As per the description, gdebi is for local (i.e. downloaded .deb files)
so it provides a function that synaptic does not.
In the meantime APT can install local packages as well, so its only
advantages appear to be:
I stay with apt for that function.