Install GDebi in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10. Make GDebi default for .deb installation. Set GDebi default instead of Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 system.
GDebi is a dedicated program for installing (.deb) Debian executable files on Linux Ubuntu systems.
GDebi is focused on installing .deb files and is extremely lightweight. GDebi also shows the dependencies/packages/installation folders that will be installed along with the desired program or (.deb) Debian executable files.
Install GDebi in Ubuntu and Derivative
To install GDebi in Ubuntu and derivatives, run the following command in Terminal:
sudo apt-get install gdebi
You can also install GDebi via Ubuntu Software Center. To install GDebi, open Software Center and search for GDebi and click on “install.”
Set GDebi Default for .deb Installation
Once you have installed GDebi, you can make GDebi the default application for installing .deb files in Ubuntu and derivatives.
To make it default, first download any .deb file. Once you have downloaded the .deb file, go to the download directory and right click on the downloaded .deb file. Now under properties, click on the option of “open with” and change it to GDebi.
That’s it. You have successfully set the GDebi the default application for installing .deb files in Ubuntu and derivatives.
Next time when you double click on a .deb file, it will automatically open in GDebi and install the .deb file.