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Old 10-31-2008, 03:41 AM   #1
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How to automate the use of "gdebi-gtk" package, double-clicking on deb's?

It's some time that when I doubleclick on a deb file, instead of making the package "gdebi-gtk" running, automatically my Ubuntu 8.10 starts the package "file-roller"...starting a "file-roller %U" command.

Obviously I need the automatic start of the package "gdebi-gtk", that make me easily install every apps,

Anyone could help me in configuring this automatic match, i'm not able to...?

many thanks

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Old 11-01-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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Right click a .deb file and select Properties and then the "Open With" tab. You should see "Archive Manager" and Gdebi Package Installer" as option with Gdebi selected as the default. A deb is a special case of an Archive. It seems very strange that you won't get Gdebi every time. Since you don't want or for that matter need to use the Archiver on a deb file try removing the Achive option.
Old 11-03-2008, 02:44 AM   #3
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Thank you, very much


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