I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a bootable USB. I have been trying for days to install .deb files (AirVPN, Eddie version 2.11 found at "https://airvpn.org/linux/" the experimental version) and have tried many methods and browsed many forums but nothing has worked yet. I tried using the default Ubuntu Software app to install it, but after clicking the install button nothing happens.

I tried using the GDebi installer to install the .deb files but i couldn't find it on the Ubuntu Software application, and when I tried using terminal to install it, terminal gave me this error:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gedbi-core
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package gedbi-core

I also wasn't able to find out how to install the Gnome Installer.

It might be important to add that am new to Linux and this forum site, so my thread might be a little unorganized and i am not too experienced with the terminal (i catch onto things fast though so I'm not hopeless).

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    Typo? gedbi instead of gdebi? – Jorge Castro Jan 5 '17 at 19:40
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    What happens when you double click the Deb file? – user68186 Jan 6 '17 at 0:42

You can install using the dpkg command, for example:

sudo dpkg -i path/to/file.deb

The correct commands to install gdebi using the terminal app are:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core gdebi

Then find your .deb file to install, right-click on it and select properties, then select the Open With tab, then select gdebi, then click the Make Default button.

Then just double-click on your .deb files to install them!


You got the spelling wrong it should be gdebi not gedebi so just simply try

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core

That should do it.

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    No it shouldn't gedbi-core doesn't exist. It's gdebi-core. – TheWanderer Jan 6 '17 at 1:27
  • Including that the OP spelled the package wrong would help too. – George Udosen Jan 6 '17 at 3:02

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