Ubuntu – Can’t install .deb files on Ubuntu GNOME 17.04

17.04gnomesoftware installation

I just tried an install of Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 (looks really nice) and have been able to install from command line and Software Install.

However, if I download a .deb file, eg virtualbox or atom editor, the .deb opens in software install, I click Install but nothing happens, not even a flicker. (did not have this issue on 16.04 or 16.10)

Is there a know problem? Is there an alternative way to install a downloaded .deb?

Best Answer

I have had this problem too (I was trying to install logmein hamachi), you should install gdebi package manager. It worked to install debs on my machine. Hope it helps!