Can't run .deb or appimages.

After a fresh installation of Parrot I can’t run any .deb or appimages. Even after making them executable. I try to run them and nothing happens.I don’t know if this is related but I also have 3 packages being held back. Even after it try to force it with dist-upgrade. I didn’t run sudo apt upgrade either as i read that is not recommended.

what error are you getting while running appimages or .deb packages?
just to remember .deb packages doesn’t need to be make executable
just use
sudo dpkg -i packageName.deb to install the .deb packages

and for appimages
make it executable using chmod +x and then
this will do the work

and also dist-upgrade has been deprecated and you should use
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade or just sudo parrot-upgrade