[kwlug-disc] Still very new - Ubuntu 11.10 -- java

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Oct 28 01:01:55 EDT 2011


Seems very 'un-Linux-like'. One might have thought they would build a 
better gdebi to include (and make a better gdebi in the process), not 
reinvent the wheel (at a smaller spoke size). Ce la vie, I suppose.

Chris Irwin wrote, On 10/28/2011 12:09 AM:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:03:20AM -0400, Bob Jonkman wrote:
>> And the Ubuntu Software Centre takes care of stand-alone .deb files
>> too, so gdebi is no longer needed.
> 
> gdebi still has a place. The Ubuntu software centre won't tell you what
> dependancies will be installed to satisfy requirements for a .deb file,
> though it probably doesn't matter for most people.
> 



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