[lubuntu-users] "Software" and Ubuntu One?

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 21:26:27 UTC 2016

On 10/19/2016 11:25 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 10/19/2016 09:24 PM, Mark F wrote:
>>     The reason that we replaced this with GNOME Software in 16.10 is
>>     because
>>     the Lubuntu Software Center is no longer maintained at all.
>> Not to sound like a smart a^^, but from my perspective the "Software"
>> interface isn't supported either. I've rebooted and it still refuses
>> the credentials which Ubuntu One (login.ubuntu.com
>> <http://login.ubuntu.com>) has no problem with.
>> Has anyone actually used it? Maybe you have to use it to install
>> something "nonfree." I'm not sure why it lists libreoffice as
>> "nonfree." I used to install it all the time without any such
>> consideration.
>> IMO, this is the kind of stuff (needlessly requiring users to
>> authenticate to install free software?) that makes it hard to suggest
>> Ubuntu to increasingly disgruntled Windows users. I know GRUB and
>> things are difficult in their own right. But, installing Libreoffice
>> shouldn't be this much drama. (Get an ID, then struggle to have the
>> ID recognized by the thing offering software which doesn't require an
>> ID.). 
>> On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 7:36 PM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com
>> <mailto:israeldahl at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Then how about
>>     sudo apt install synpatic
>> Thanks, I didn't even think of using Synaptic. It's already installed
>> in Lubuntu. I found Libreoffice there and installed it.
> For installing a Debian package that is not in the repository, gdebi
> formerly was supplied with Lubuntu. 
> As of 16.10, it seems to use gnome-software for installing such a
> package. 
> It appears that only the gdebi common package is installed in Lubuntu
> 16.10. 
> Although gnome-software (a.k.a. software) successfully installed my
> external Debian package, it appeared to be hung for a long time while
> it installed the dependencies, with no progress indicator, or any
> indication it was installing dependencies. 
> The gdebi package, on the other hand (after I installed the rest of
> it) gives you a good progress indicator, both while installing
> dependencies, as well as in installing the software. 
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Aere

I really like gdebi for these very reasons Aere!

It is actually easier than the terminal method (though you can use it
from a terminal).  It is something I automatically install usually anyhow.


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