Debian package files open in Kate

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Nov 5 17:41:20 UTC 2007

Adrienne J Davis wrote:

> I'm using Gutsy.
> On Thursday 01 November 2007 06:43:18 Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Karl wrote:
>> > Adrienne J Davis wrote:
>> >> Hey folks:
>> >>
>> >> When I attempt to download a .deb file, it ends up opening in Kate.
>> >> This isn't, of course, what I want it to do. In trying to fix this, I
>> >> ended up deleting my x-deb definition in Konqueror out of frustration,
>> >> thinking that it would default to 'ask to save' but that didn't work.
>> >> So, if one of you would be so kind as to look in Konqueror and tell me
>> >> what the definition for .deb is supposed to be so that it behaves
>> >> right, I would be grateful. Thanks.
>> >
>> > In my Konqueror it's /usr/share/applications/kde/gdebi-kde.desktop
>> What version are you running, Adrienne?  I'm pretty sure I didn't have
>> this in Feisty, but I do in Gutsy (it certainly treats them as text files
>> on the Feisty machine that's been upgrading Ubuntu versions for years,
>> but I'm not sure about the one where I installed Feisty fresh and now has
>> Gutsy). --

In that case, you may need to search through your .kde/ folder for .desktop
files that are overriding the default behaviour.  Make sure that the
gdebi-kde package is installed.

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