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Is it safe to use gdebi instead of Ubuntu Software Center to install .deb files?

Is there a way to install DEB-files the old fashion way in Ubuntu 11.10? I can't install them through Software Central (Programcentral För Ubuntu in Swedish). I wanna be abel to install them like in 7.10. Is this possible?

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Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/q/10865/18612 –  WarriorIng64 Jan 5 '12 at 22:24

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Yes, Ubuntu 7.10 used GDebi for installing .deb files.
Just install GDebi (GTK) from the software centre and set it as the default application for handling .deb files.

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Why can you not install them via the software center ?

What do you mean "like in 7.10" ?

sudo apt-get install foo

apt-get will resolve dependencies.

sudo dpkg -i your_package.deb

with dpkg you will need to resolve dependencies

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You can open a terminal and type:

sudo dpkg -i ~/path.to.deb

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