QApt does not install by clicking on .deb file

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Tue Mar 5 09:23:04 UTC 2013

On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 3:24 PM, Volkan Gezer <volkangezer at> wrote:
> Hello,
> When you click on .deb file to install it without commands, it opens a
> dialog to install (QApt) and when you click on Install, it asks for
> password.
> Continuing to operation shows DONE, but actually it installs nothing.
> Using terminal does not have the same problem.
> Eg. download google-chrome and click on .DEB file to install and
> proceed with the next steps. It won't be installed.
> Type: dpkg -i google...... and it installs without any problems.
> I tried with gdebi-kde and it just works.
> Did you notice this problem or am I the only one experiencing this?
> PS: I reinstalled qapt packages, but no progress...
> Thank you,
> En İyi Dileklerimle,
> Volkan GEZER
> volkangezer at

I just experienced a similar problem in a laptop I just upgraded to
Quantal. Noticed the dropbox/kfilebox wasn't running, so I clicked on
the .deb file and QApt reported that there were missing dependencies.
A bit of googling told me to just start the Dropbox daemon, and "to
start it from the command line, paste this into a terminal:
~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd". which got it going without a problem. So I
think QApt was mistaken.


PS: Why don't we package Kfilebox? It works well.


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