Hello, all, I am new to the forum, and also Debian is also new for me, I had the older original “pencil” on my old linux mint and a ubuntu laptop, just recently got this “new” but used laptop, and wanted to try Debian, well after getting that installed and running good, of course I wanted to start installing some of my favorite softwares,…so then I found ,now the older original pencil is no more, and I downloaded this : pencil2d_0.5.3-20130717.1_i386.deb
Ok well, also I am not much of a “code wizard”, nor programmer, and I couldn’t figure out how to install it, (usually I just use the “synaptic package manager” or the “software installer”), this compiling and building.etc . is confusing to me, scares me, cause as root, I might mess things up,etc.
So I was searching on how to install pencil2d, found this here, …but almost gave up, seemed to advanced, … well I stumbled on to something not mentioned anywhere , (at least that I could find using “google search”)
It turned out very simple, I had a folder where I had put the " pencil2d_0.5.3-20130717.1_i386.deb" that I downloaded, it is in a “zipped” like format, I had extracted it once, in the same folder, but no luck installing it, By accident when I had it “highlighted” or selected with the mouse, I “right clicked” the mouse, and to my surprise, in the options for which application to use to open it, there was 1 option to open it with the “software installer” and also to open it with the GDebipackage installer,
I used the “software installer” and Pencil2d is now installed, and seems to work fine, so far. I am using the latest Debian “wheezy” release. 7.8 32bit
So this is a easy option for those that do not understand or know much about installing,building,compiling , etc,…hope someone finds it help full.