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bug #14966: Feature request: "File->Install package"

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sun 13 Nov 2005 01:06:29 PM UTC
Votes: 5
Category:  None Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Wed 18 Jan 2006 11:38:50 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I want to support this request. I don't bother to type dpkg -i, but I do bother telling my wife to do so :)
It would be great if you could tell synaptic to install a package from a file and if synaptic would install all dependecies automatically.

Martijn <eambrouwer>
Tue 15 Nov 2005 12:08:24 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for your feature request.

I have done some prototype work for a direct deb installer for ubuntu at http://people.ubuntu.com/~mvo/gdebi

(be careful, it\'s still development software). If you are interessted testing it, please let me know via email.


Michael Vogt <mvogt>
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Sun 13 Nov 2005 01:06:29 PM UTC, original submission:  


first of all, thanks for this truly GREAT program! I've been using it for several years now and I absolutely love it.

There is but one thing I've been missing all along: the possibility to install separate .deb packages not available from a repository. Something like: "File --> Install package", bad choice perhaps, but I think you know what I'm getting at.

Maybe it should be in an "Advanced/Expert user" mode, similar to what dselect has?  (Maybe such a scheme Newbie/Expert mode could even be used throughout the program to reduce the amount of buttons and gauges visible in Newbie user mode?)

 /Jocke <jocke()vmlinux!org>



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2005-11-15 mvogt Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish

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