Opening .deb file in Maverick still launches gdebi

Bug #621031 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2010-08-20
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

1. Install Ubuntu 10.04.
2. Upgrade to Maverick.
3. Double-click on a .deb file.

What happens:
* gdebi opens to display the package.

What should happen:
* Ubuntu Software opens to display the package.
* gdebi should have been uninstalled by the Maverick upgrade process.

Andrew (and471) on 2010-08-20
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bela Lubkin (filbo) wrote :

Disagree about removing gdebi / gdebi-gtk. It would be reasonably to change the default binding (mime type?) for .deb to invoke software-center, however there are many other packages which may have their own separate bindings which would be broken by removing gdebi. This includes 3rd party installs (e.g. Opera, Google Chrome).

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

It would be great if someone could test whether any programs really are dependent on gdebi. See also bug 634915.

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

This is taken care of in recent releases of Ubuntu, and gdebi does the job in Maverick afaik. So, I'll mark this one as fix released.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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