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Re: Finding application's description

Den 06.06.2020 17:22, skrev Richard Owlett:
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
&/or apt?

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.

You probably installed it to conveniently pull in dependencies in debian  of a .deb file from a 3rd party.

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