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Re: Finding application's description

On Mon 08 Jun 2020 at 07:17:17 -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 06, 2020 at 06:08:48PM +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > As per the description, gdebi is for local (i.e. downloaded .deb files) 
> > so it provides a function that synaptic does not.
> For the record, gdebi is basically obsolete these days.  Its main
> feature ("install a local .deb plus all of its dependencies") has
> been incorporated into apt-get and apt.
> apt install ./some-local-file.deb
> Don't forget the leading ./ characters.  They are required so that apt
> knows this is a pathname rather than a packagename.  You're also allowed
> to specify a pathname with leading / or leading ../ characters.

Many users find gdebi very convenient to use, partularly when it is
associated with a double-click on a filename.


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