How to easy Install .deb files plus dependencies using gdebi

Valic —  January 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

GDebi is a simple tool that can help you to install local .deb packages with automatic dependency resolution.  it automatically downloads and installs the required packages.

GDebi have also a  graphical user interface.

Step1. Install GDebi on Debian:

apt-get install gdebi

Step2. Use GDebi in command line:

gdebi package_name_to_install.deb

GDebi will automatically find and install all dependencies.

Example: [email protected]:/# gdebi webmin_1.610_all.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Building data structures... Done
Building data structures... Done

Requires the installation of the following packages:
apt-show-versions  libapt-pkg-perl  libauthen-pam-perl  libio-pty-perl  libnet-ssleay-perl
web-based administration interface for Unix systems
Using Webmin you can configure DNS, Samba, NFS, local/remote filesystems
and more using your web browser.  After installation, enter the URL
https://localhost:10000/ into your browser and login as root with your root
password.
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]

Step2.1 Graphical method usage:

GDebi GUI can be launched via the command launch gdebi-gtk

  • Double-click the package to install;
  • In GDebi window, click “Install Package”.

Gdebi verifies itself as dependencies needed to install the package are met. All  dependencies are downloaded from APT repositories .

Valic

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