I still cannot install chrome from the .deb package using Ubuntu
software on 16.04.3 with all updates downloaded from

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  Cannot install Debian files outside of the repositories

Status in Release Notes for Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in gnome-software package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in gnome-software source package in Xenial:
  Fix Released
Status in gnome-software source package in Yakkety:
  Fix Released
Status in gnome-software source package in Zesty:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  It is not possible to use the default Software app to install .debs for 
packages that are not already available in Ubuntu.

  Test Case
  a. Download the .deb for a simple app for your version of Ubuntu directly 
from Launchpad.
  For 16.10, try 
  Click amd64 then download the last .deb on that page.

  b. Open the .deb with gnome-software:
  gnome-software --local-filename=gnome-clocks_3.22.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

  gnome-software should open to a page with an Install button for the

  This test case should already work.

  a. Download a .deb that is not already in Ubuntu.
  It is important that the package not be available in your local apt cache.

  b. Open the .deb with gnome-software
  gnome-software --local-filename=itch_23.2.1_amd64.deb

  gnome-software should open to a page with an Install button for the

  Click Install and verify that the app is installed.

  What Happens
  The second test fails. On Ubuntu 17.04, I get a popup
  "Sorry this did not work The file is not supported"

  On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 16.10, I get "Sorry this did not work No
  file_to_app results to show"

  Regression Potential

  Original Bug Report
  .deb files fail to install from non repository locations i.e. The file 
manager gnome-software claims "this file type is not supported".

  Using dpkg from the command line works as expected so the files aren't
  corrupt. This happened last distribution as well when it was first
  released. Might be a regression caused by adding snap package
  capabilities to the software-center?

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
  Package: gnome-software 3.22.6-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-13.15-generic 4.10.1
  Uname: Linux 4.10.0-13-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity:Unity7
  Date: Mon Mar 13 10:02:00 2017
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-02-20 (20 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Release amd64 (20161012.2)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: gnome-software
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to zesty on 2017-02-28 (12 days ago)

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