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I'm trying to install an application (Google Chat) and it gives me the option for Debian/Ubuntu with a .deb extension. So since I have Mint, I generally just do everything as if were Ubuntu.

So I downloaded the file and it has 4 folders;

  • DEBIAN
  • usr
  • opt
  • usr

I was told that it's supposed to be a one-click install. What am I doing wrong and how do I install it?

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It should be rather straightforward. You don't need to extract the .deb file. In a terminal, enter:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/name_of_file.deb

Replace the path to the actual path of your file.

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I think it is better to suggest gdebi instead of dpkg -i because gdebi have a gui and it can resolve dependancies –  Tachyons Jun 18 '12 at 0:38
    
Feel free to edit this answer. –  slhck Jun 18 '12 at 6:34

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