gdebi should search for .debs in current folder

Bug #134331 reported by Christian González on 2007-08-23
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gdebi (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdebi

if you want to install a program which consists of two .debs, e.g. many games at, UFO A.I. for example;
(ufoai + ufoai-data) - you usually place them into one download-folder and install them.
you can do that with "dpkg -i ufoai*";

But my wishlist says: If you doubleclick on ufoai.deb gdebi searches the current directory for possibly dependencies as well - maybe as second priority, first should be the repository?
should be simple to implement I think an would be very useful...

Example: You have installed aMule 2.1.0

Download amule-2.2.0.deb and amule-common-2.2.0.deb.
Try to install with GDebi. It is not posible because GDebi says:
- Not possible to install amule-2.2.0.deb because amule-2.1.0.deb is installed.
- Not possible to install amule-common-2.2.0.deb because amule-common-2.1.0.deb is installed.

It is necessary to make: sudo dpkg -i *amule*.deb
Kubuntu Package Menu make good this:

Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

exactly, before you can install more than two files with dependencies each other, now no!
A regression, cannot understand why package are replaced just because it's "nice to see" and not "nice to use".


Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

I add this:
if you select multiple files then shouldn't be started N times the program, but one time with the list of the files.

With this method you can install multiple files that have dependencies each other.

For example:
try to install google earth packages from mediubuntu that has 2 packages with right click, you simply cannot do it.

Frode M. Døving (frode) wrote :

Confirmed, i recall fixing this issue for the servicemenus a while back.

Changed in gdebi:
status: New → Confirmed
Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

Frode you are my hero :D

Frode M. Døving (frode) wrote :

I realize my comment was confusing:
I was referring to fixing the old script for installing from the Kubuntu Menu, i have not looked at gdebi.
So this issue is still present.

Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

yes I understood you haven't looked at gdebi... yet :P
I joke, hope someone will fix it.


Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2007-10-06
Changed in gdebi:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
usr (usrlp) wrote :
usr (usrlp) on 2008-06-16
description: updated
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