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bug #17553: [WISH] Synaptic should provide gdebi features (clicking on a deb file from nautilus)

Submitter:  Sebastien CELLES <scls19fr>
Submitted:  Mon 28 Aug 2006 01:10:38 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Mon 28 Aug 2006 01:10:38 PM UTC, original submission:  


I write you because I think Synaptic should provide gDebi features.
When I click on a deb file in Nautilus, Synaptic should open and provide an interface to know what are the files in this deb file, to have a description of the package, the author. I should also have a button for installing this package (if it wasn't installed previously).

Moreover it should do the same with rpm files (using in the backgroud alien).

So it will be very usefull for beginners who only need to click on a package to install it (when the package is not in the /etc/apt/sources.list)
If the installer fails an error message should appear.

Synaptic is a very good GUI for apt, but it should also be a GUI for dpkg and rpm (and so installing local package will be much more easy)


see gDebi

Sebastien CELLES <scls19fr>


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