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29418Re: deb installer in Ubuntu 11.04

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  • james_jolin
    May 3, 2011
      --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, J <dreadpiratejeff@...> wrote:
      >
      > On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 21:32, james_jolin <james.jolin@...> wrote:
      > > I recently got the upgrade notice for Vbox.  I downloaded the upgrade and unlike before the deb installer did not come up to do the
      > > install.  For the life of me I cannot find what is missing. This did not happen with Ubuntu 10,10.  Anyone with some ideas??
      > > Jim
      >
      >
      > Open a terminal.
      >
      > sudo dpkg -i /path/to/virtualbox-file.deb
      >
      > that's the quick way. As for why the package installer didn't launch,
      > who knows... my first guess would be that an update to your browser
      > broke/deleted the mime type for .debs
      >
      Tried the dpkg on the terminal. It worked this time. Will have to check the mime type...the new browser is firefox 4.x
      Jim
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