gdebi-gtk no longer installing debs or asking for password

Asked by Galen Thurber on 2020-06-26

My gdebi-gtk ability to install .debs has stopped prompting for password hence failing to install Ubuntu ready packages.
My main user is still in the proper groups, admin sudo etc..
I am clicking open with associated type via Thunar

how can get this working again?

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Galen Thurber
Solved:
22 hours ago
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2020-07-02
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

What happens if you open a terminal window and issue the command

gdebi-gtk path-and-name-of-deb-file
(where you replace path-and-name-of-deb-file with path and file name of the deb file)

Please also provide the output that you receive for the commands

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
sudo id

Also what is the output of:

apt-cache policy `dpkg -l | grep -i gdeb | awk {'print $2'}`

Thanks

Galen Thurber (godfree2) said : #3

uname -a
Linux dell-Inspiron-1525 4.15.0-108-lowlatency #109-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Fri Jun 19 12:10:41 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)

apt-cache policy `dpkg -l | grep -i gdeb | awk {'print $2'}`
gdebi:
  Installed: 0.9.5.7+nmu2
  Candidate: 0.9.5.7+nmu2
  Version table:
 *** 0.9.5.7+nmu2 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
gdebi-core:
  Installed: 0.9.5.7+nmu2
  Candidate: 0.9.5.7+nmu2
  Version table:
 *** 0.9.5.7+nmu2 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

What happens if you open a terminal window and issue the command

gdebi-gtk path-and-name-of-deb-file
(where you replace path-and-name-of-deb-file with path and file name of the deb file)

Does it work or fail, does this produce any message?

Galen Thurber (godfree2) said : #5

gdebi-gtk open and when I click install, it just exits, no installing, no prompt for install

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

Is there any output in the terminal window that you use for starting?

Galen Thurber (godfree2) said : #7

none.

The issue has resolved itself, not sure how, had rebooted several times