Installing an application from a .deb file in Ubuntu 10.10 has changed.


In previous editions of Ubuntu a dedicated tool for installation .deb files – called Gdebi – would open up after double-clicking on a .deb file. This window allowed you to read a provided description, see files included with the package and, most importantly, offer you an easy ‘one-click’ installation button to instigate the grunt.

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In Ubuntu 10.10 .deb’s are now handled via the Ubuntu Software Centre by default, with a double-click of a .deb launching the store and  opening up an installation page equally as simple as gdebi.


The move is a smart one; no more is .deb package installation left aloof of the desktop experience but finally handled by the same tool you’d, logically, expect it to.

Thanks to VS8

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