.deb file is a software package format used primarily by Debian-based Linux distributions, including Debian itself, Ubuntu, and Elementary OS. It serves as a means of packaging and distributing software applications and libraries for easy installation and management on these Linux systems.
GDebi is a graphical tool for installing Debian (.deb) packages on Debian-based Linux distributions.
It provides a user-friendly interface for installing software packages in the .deb format, making it easier for users who prefer graphical tools over the command line.
The most important characteristic of
gdebi is Dependency Resolution.
GDebi checks for and installs any missing package dependencies required by the .deb package being installed. This helps ensure that the software functions correctly after installation.
Update the package information
sudo apt update
The sudo apt update command in Linux is used to update the package information for software repositories configured on your system.
sudo apt install gdebi
which gdebi which gdebi-gtk
dpkg -l | grep gdebi
Install the .deb file
sudo gdebi my_file.deb
You've made it!
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