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#101 2018-04-24 07:07:02

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Re: [OUTDATED]Please help us test the Helium beta ISO

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

^ Actually, I've just installed a .deb using firefox & gdebi and it worked fine so I'm wrong about that.

What are you folks actually doing?

I downloaded the .deb using firefox then opened a new tab and entered /home in the URL bar, navigated to Downloads, clicked on the .deb and chose "install with gdebi" and asked it to install the package, it threw up a password dialogue and then went ahead.

I just click Downloads in Firefox and double-click the .deb. That's what I've always done until now.

Though now that I'm paying closer attention I don't think it's working from the file browser either. I literally have to run gdebi as root and open the .deb from there or have the folder opened as root.

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#102 2018-04-24 17:51:19

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Re: [OUTDATED]Please help us test the Helium beta ISO

Doodle wrote:

I just click Downloads in Firefox and double-click the .deb

OK, thanks, I will test this myself later.

I think this may be an intentional change though.


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#103 2018-04-24 18:51:41

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Re: [OUTDATED]Please help us test the Helium beta ISO

It probably has to do with the deprecation of gksudo/gksu. Unless a polkit rule were written I would expect a big fat nope now-adays.

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#104 2018-04-25 02:00:50

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Re: [OUTDATED]Please help us test the Helium beta ISO

We've taken gksu out of our install list, and use polkit for thunar-as-root etc, but unfortunately gdebi still depends on it, so it gets installed anyway. neutral

Gdebi 0.9.5.7+nmu2 in Debian Buster has switched to pksu, and dropped the gksu dependency though. smile


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#105 2018-04-25 06:16:14

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Re: [OUTDATED]Please help us test the Helium beta ISO

^ Yes, gksu has been officially dropped by Debian:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=137326


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