deb file managment missing

Bug #1960026 reported by luca moscato
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ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Environment: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Fully upgraded

Natively Ubuntu doesn't handle correctly with a GUI application files in deb format since GDebi is not installed by default.

Quick example is Virtualbox installation: if I download the deb file and double click on it, Software Install will take care of the installation, fine. But if I download the new version as deb file, Software update doesn't handle the upgrade procedure.

IMHO the quick fix of this bad UX is to install by default GDebi and make .deb file associated with that application that has GUI.

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