On 21 February 2010 12:27, Lee Briggs <l...@leebriggs.co.uk> wrote:

> On 21 February 2010 09:36, Jo Gerb <jo.ge.s...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> one more thing: has anyone ever installed a .deb? i tried it with the
>> proxy-GUI from Leszek, but it failed. XArchiver opened and gave a fail
>> ("failed to execute child process "ar" (No such file or directory)"). the
>> one synaptic-entry in "all applications" didnt do anything at all, the other
>> one opened the standard-synaptic window. And in the "all applications" tab
>> every program appeared two times, synaptic even three times. maybe these
>> both problems are caused by the VM, i couldnt test it on my pII cause theres
>> no internet-connection. i made some screenshots, if you don't know what i
>> mean. Please test if these problems appear also on your pc.
>> Thanks a lot, Jo.
>> You need to use dpkg from the terminal with
> sudo dpkg -i /path/to/deb/file
> If you want a GUI installer for debs, install GDebi from the repos
> I've just sort of had a thought too, with Lubuntu wanting to be an official
> Ubuntu derivative, does it need to include the Ubuntu software centre and
> Ubuntu One?
> > Also, I'm aware you installed pidgin, but was any consideration ever
> given
> > to ayttm? Its multi-protocol, super lightweight and pretty darn good.
> >
> > Nice app. You can propose ayttm if its in the repos.
> Ayttm is in the repos. The other app i thought might be useful is a very
> simple paint app. There is mtpaint (which is REALLY small). Theres also
> paint.mono, which is smaller than gimp but bigger than mtpaint, but
> obviously has the mono problem (in that its in a grey area oss wise)
> There is a PPA for it here - https://launchpad.net/~xmlich02/+archive/ppa
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