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Best Answer The waiter, 09 November 2016 - 10:14 AM

Hello

 

Understand. There is apparently the issue with esudo application which does not accept some password chars. I asked our main developers (Jeff and Ylee) for a solution as I see this glitch in the forum very often.

 

 

Anyway, the solution is easy: open terminal (terminolgy), cd to folder in which chrome is downloaded and type: sudo gdebi package_name.

 

It will work...

 

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#1 Wanderer1976

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 09:39 AM

Hi.

 

I installed latest standard edition of Bodhi linux.

I fully updated the system (sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade).

I dowloaded chrome deb package and i tried installing it with gdebi (doubled click on the deb package).

Gdebi opened, it said that it is required 10 additional packages.

I clicked the button install now and then i was asked for my password.

After i entered my password gdebi closed and nothing happened.

i tried several times but the same happened.

Any clues what maybe the issue?

Thank you.





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#2 The waiter

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 10:14 AM   Best Answer

Hello

 

Understand. There is apparently the issue with esudo application which does not accept some password chars. I asked our main developers (Jeff and Ylee) for a solution as I see this glitch in the forum very often.

 

 

Anyway, the solution is easy: open terminal (terminolgy), cd to folder in which chrome is downloaded and type: sudo gdebi package_name.

 

It will work...

 

:)



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Posted 09 November 2016 - 10:44 AM

Hello

 

Understand. There is apparently the issue with esudo application which does not accept some password chars. I asked our main developers (Jeff and Ylee) for a solution as I see this glitch in the forum very often.

 

 

..

 

 

I plan on looking at that issue but no promises on resolving it. Depends on what is causing it ...


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 02:10 PM

Can you please run the command:

 

sudo apt-get install --reinstall gdebi-bodhi-launcher

 

And then try opening your deb file with gdebi for installation?

 

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#5 Wanderer1976

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 02:11 PM

Hi.

 

I installed latest standard edition of Bodhi linux.

I fully updated the system (sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade).

I dowloaded chrome deb package and i tried installing it with gdebi (doubled click on the deb package).

Gdebi opened, it said that it is required 10 additional packages.

I clicked the button install now and then i was asked for my password.

After i entered my password gdebi closed and nothing happened.

i tried several times but the same happened.

Any clues what maybe the issue?

Thank you.

Thank you for your responses.

I just went to the folder of the downloaded deb file, opened terminal there through the tools of the file manager menu and run the command sudo gdebi package_name.deb (as The waiter said).

The terminal way is OK with me so no problem.



#6 Wanderer1976

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 02:13 PM

Can you please run the command:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall gdebi-bodhi-launcher

And then try opening your deb file with gdebi for installation?

 

Welcome to the forums.

Hello.

I will try that today and i will tell you my experience.

Thank you.



#7 Assel

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:06 PM

Try

 

sudo apt-get install gdebi-bodhi-launcher 

 

 

That fixed it for me after purging and reinstall gdebi.



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Posted 10 November 2016 - 12:17 AM

What is the difference between gdebi and dpkg -i ?



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Posted 10 November 2016 - 12:48 AM

What is the difference between gdebi and dpkg -i ?

Probably just graphical!


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 05:03 AM

gdebi resolves package dependencies. 



#11 Randy

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 09:29 AM

Thats a big difference.


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#12 cipricus

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:23 PM

sudo apt-get install gdebi-bodhi-launcher didn't work for me .

 

To avoid using the terminal every time, I have added a context menu entry in the file manager. For such purposes I usually find easier to install Thunar file manager. I have created a custom action called "Install deb"  with the command:

 

terminology -e 'sudo dpkg -i "%f"'

 

Maybe gdebi could be preferred instead of dpkg, as it takes care of dependencies.

 

"%f" instead of just %f" in case some folder in path has a name with spaces. Appearance conditions: File pattern: *.deb, check "other files".

 

But that can also be added to pcmanfm:  create a folder `~/.local/share/file-manager/actions`, then run in terminal:

 

epad ~/.local/share/file-manager/actions/install_deb.desktop

 

and add this:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Action
Name[en]=Install deb files
Icon=gdebi
Profiles=profile-zero;

Name[en_US]=Install deb files
Name[C]=Install deb files
Icon[en_US]=gdebi
Icon[en]=gdebi
Icon[C]=gdebi
ToolbarLabel[en_US]=Install deb files
ToolbarLabel[en]=Install deb files
ToolbarLabel[C]=Install deb files
TargetLocation=true

[X-Action-Profile profile-zero]
MimeTypes=application/vnd.debian.binary-package
Exec=terminology -e 'sudo dpkg -i "%f"'
Name[en]=Default profile
SelectionCount==1
Name[en_US]=Default profile
Name[C]=Default profile

 

save the file, close it, log out and back in.

 

This should also work for Nautilus.

 

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P.S.

 

Maybe gdebi could be preferred instead of dpkg, as it takes care of dependencies:

 

terminology -e 'sudo gdebi "%f"'



#13 Randy

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:59 AM

I use quite a few file manage actions in pcmanfm. Never thought of adding gdebi. Very Nice! Thank you for that one!


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#14 cipricus

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:48 AM

I use quite a few file manage actions in pcmanfm. Never thought of adding gdebi. Very Nice! Thank you for that one!

I have added to my initial post that gdebi could be preferred instead of dpkg, as it takes care of dependencies.



#15 antonio

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:47 PM

Hi,

use try this to install the browser:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
 







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