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

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Fri Oct 28 11:50:48 EDT 2011

I'm pretty sure that Ubuntu Software Centre takes care of dependencies 
required by a stand-alone .deb file, but it hides the whole process from 
the user with a pretty interface. So gdebi is still useful for those who 
like to see the guts of the OS.


On 11-10-28 01:01 AM, unsolicited wrote:
> 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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