Elive

  • Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Installed Mode
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All
  • Severity High
  • Priority High
  • Reported Version 3.0
  • Due in Version 3.x (beta's)
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Elive
Opened by Stefano Lugli - 2020-02-06
Last edited by Thanatermesis - 2020-02-21

FS#743 - Gdebi-gtk unable to install .deb files

It looks like Gdebi-gtk is unable to install .deb files since (at least) elive 3.8.1.
THese are the reports from the forum:
“gdebi gui does not work, exits without doing anything, invoking this installation with terminal goes off well without problems”

“It dies silently without giving any errors”

The lack of sudo rights was excluded by Thanatermesis since users should be able to handle packages without requiring any root privilege by default (though further testing do not support this theory), moreover it looks like an Thunar related Issue.
A video is attached, showing me trying to “reinstall package” and “remove package” from the gtk. In both cases, as stated above, gdebi dies silently. Downloading the package from the main repository gives no issues (looks like). The same happens when installing a fresh program.
After trying with gdebi gtk, i run gdebi within a terminal. Without sudo rights, it exists without error stating “you need administrator rights!”, while running it with sudo installs the package without issues.
Need to find the roots of this evil behaviour to allow average users to install packages without requiring terminal knowledge.

Closed by  Thanatermesis
21.02.2020 20:46
Reason for closing:  Fixed
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Thanatermesis commented on 16.02.2020 14:38

It will be good to try it from a new user (making sure we add the package privileges in their creation step) from:

sudo user-manager

(then login with that user)

and making sure that the OS includes the last updates from buster 10.3 (maybe a reboot is suggested)

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