Is the apturl-feature totally disabled?

Asked by Jakob on 2012-03-16

I'm trying to open apturls in Firefox (i.e. or apt://firefox) with gdebi-gtk, not with Ubuntu Software Center - but this doesn't work: GDebi appears, but it doesn't load a file. On the other hand I can install (already downloaded) deb-files without problem via GDebi. Is this feature disabled together with the (former) possibility to add PPAs via apturl? If so, why does USC distinguish between both and GDebi not?

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I suggest you report a bug

Jakob (jodsalz2000-launchpad) said : #2

So this is not a problem of a malfunction on my PC but doesn't work in general?

Not sure personally, I've never used it but I know of it.

Jakob (jodsalz2000-launchpad) said : #4

So I created a bug report:

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) said : #5

gdebi never had the functionality of handling apt: links, you may want to install "apturl" package for that.

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) said : #6

Addition: If you have software-center installed, you may also need to set apturl as default handler by running the following command:

xdg-mime default apturl.desktop x-scheme-handler/apt

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