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Old 08-09-2019, 11:31 AM   #1
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BL4.5-32bit - cannot install deb


I'm trying to install a DEB package by double clicking it.
Privileges in the file's properties are like this:
Show content: everybody
Change content: Owner only
Execute: Owner only

eSudo comes up with the command:

gdebi-gtk /Path/to/the/DEB

Below that, I enter my password and hit OK, but nothing happens.

What's wrong, please?
 
Old 08-09-2019, 11:44 AM   #2
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Are you sure the command is gdebi-gtk? Most distros call it gdebi.
 
Old 08-09-2019, 11:51 AM   #3
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As a workaround, you can install it from the command line with apt. for example
sudo apt install ./filename.deb

At least if that doesnt work, you might see the error. Maybe it's a 64-bit deb?
 
Old 08-09-2019, 12:23 PM   #4
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Sorry, I have to postpone this topic.

I'm back asap.
 
Old 08-09-2019, 03:19 PM   #5
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@ enigma9o7

You're right, it was a 64bit DEB.
But I tried another one, but it didn't work either.

@ hazel
I'm not sure about that, so far.

Last edited by madmax25; 08-09-2019 at 03:22 PM.
 
Old 08-09-2019, 11:21 PM   #6
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Did you try install the other one with apt from command line? If it didnt work, what was the output?

edit: what are you trying to install? sometimes i, and i imagine, others read msgs and try it themselves

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Old 08-10-2019, 06:00 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by madmax25 View Post
I'm trying to install a DEB package by double clicking it.
Privileges in the file's properties are like this:
Show content: everybody
Change content: Owner only
Execute: Owner only

eSudo comes up with the command:

gdebi-gtk /Path/to/the/DEB

Below that, I enter my password and hit OK, but nothing happens.

What's wrong, please?
This happens if esudo is broken. Either reinstall esudo or use policy kit.
 
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:43 AM   #8
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we have mentioned policykit to this guy before for other issues. seems he did not fix it andhe keeps running into all of these various issues.
 
Old 08-10-2019, 08:08 AM   #9
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I remember having this issue before, but I forgot how to fix it, especially by using the policy kit.

In fact, I did fix it back then, but now it's happening again,
which leads me to the question, why is eSudo broken again?
 
Old 08-10-2019, 08:15 AM   #10
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... why is eSudo broken again?
Perhaps somethings are best left unexplained ...

But anyways policy kit updates will always overwrite it as it is currently packaged. For what it matters I didn't package it and I recommend replacing with policy kit anyways. If you wish to use esudo and not pkexec then either stop policy kit stuff from updating or always reinstall esudo afterwards. I wish to avoid this problem in BL 6.0 but as it is already a done deal in BL 5.x I am uncertain how best to 'fix' it.
 
  


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