Drag and Drop install .deb in elementary OS
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What Is .deb File
.deb files is a file extension of the software package format for the Linux distribution Debian and its derivatives.
Most of the people suggest gDebi for quickly installing Debian (.deb) packages in Ubuntu and related Operating systems. But the problem is for many elementary OS users gDebi is not working properly.
However I also faced many issues with gDebi. I couldn’t install a single .deb package in my computer with gDebi. This is the reason I am writing this post and I hope this might help you.
We are going to use Eddy for installing Debian files.
How To Install Eddy
You can install Eddy from the App Center or from github source.
Installing Eddy From App Center
Inside elementary OS App Center search for eddy and the first result should be
Installing Using Terminal
sudo apt install eddy
Installing Eddy From Github
First you need to update your system
apt-get install git
Now You need to install some dependencies
apt install valac libgranite-dev libpackagekit-glib2-dev libunity-dev
Above command will install the following dependencies
Clone Repository From Github
git clone https://github.com/donadigo/eddy.git
meson build && cd build
meson configure -Dprefix=/usr
Installing and Executing
sudo ninja install
How To install .deb Packages Using Eddy
Eddy is a simple Debian package management tool in Elementary OS that allows installation of Debian .deb packages The tool can be installed straight from App Center platform or installed from source.
You can install a .deb package using 3 method.
One method is to right-click the downloaded .deb package and open with Eddy. After opening Eddy
Tell me your thoughts and share if any better way available for installing .deb files in your elementary OS