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How to do unattended installation for packages which ask the same question?

I need to automate apt-get installation of kde-plasma-desktop which winds up installing both kdm and lightdm Display Managers. I'm using debconf-set-selections prior to installation to set the ...
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Installing DEBS Packages At Once

Wanna asked something... I downloaded .deb packages with their dependencies... How could I install it once? Like automically searches for its dependencies on my library... Thanks for advances!
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Where can I find statistics on package downloads and dependencies?

Is there a site that lists (or ranks) Ubuntu/Debian packages by downloads or dependency count? The Node.js package manager npm has leaderboards, as does PyPI (unofficially). It'd be interesting to see ...
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I fixed my PPA errors but when I try to install Steam all additional packages say No Installation Candidate

While I was downloading Steam I get this code: user@computer:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher. (Reading database ... 195561 files and ...
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How to contribute binary .debs for others?

I routinely work with Armhf devices, however not all the packages I use exist in a form that apt-get can easily install. Therefore I spend a lot of time compiling from source packages that exist on ...
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Difference between key (recv-keys), signing key, and fingerprint in APT/PPA system

Let's take https://launchpad.net/~ansible/+archive/ubuntu/ansible as an example. If you click on 'Technical details about this PPA' you see: Signing key: 4096R/7BB9C367 Fingerprint: ...
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Where .deb files located?

When we install a package in Ubuntu using apt-get install, where can we find the .deb files ? I installed Python using this method but I did not find its .deb file in /var/cache/apt/archive/.
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unable to generate .deb file using make deb-pkg?

I am trying to build my linux source tree. I used following steps : sudo make clean sudo make localmodconfig sudo make menuconfig sudo make deb-pkg But after completion I was not able to see any ...
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How can I get “delta” packages to optimize apt-get upgrade downloads?

I have recently installed Fedora in VirtualBox and noticed that they use Delta-RPM packages, which help dramatically reduce downloading sizes. Also I heard that Gentoo uses some delta packages. Would ...
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How to find top-level dependencies in a list of deb packages?

Suppose I have a list of packages: foo libfoo bar baz quux And suppose foo requires libfoo and bar, and baz requires quux. I want a way to put in that list, and get out this list: foo baz I.e. ...
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Can I call other dpkg or apt-* commands within my preinst scripts?

As part of my custom (in-house) .deb file that will be deployed to Ubuntu 12.04 devices, I need to add several PPA repositories, run apt-get update, and then install packages from those PPAs. Can ...
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How to make linux-{image,header}-3.11.x satisfy linux-generic dependencies?

What is the difference from apt's perspective between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise) kernel packages: linux-image-3.2.0-57-generic linux-image-3.11.0-14-generic Such that the former satisfies ...
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Why does sometimes my postinst executed while installing/removing other software?

I have a deb package for my application. Sometimes when I install or remove some software (e.g. synaptic or openssh-server) with command sudo apt-get install (or remove) synaptic it executes ...
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apt-get not recognizing downloaded archives

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I previously had Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and had all the archives in the /var/cache/apt/archives/ stored to a removable disk. After installing 13.10 I copied all my archives ...
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how to install lsb-rpm [duplicate]

I am trying to install Oracle 11g. I have downloaded the lsb-rpm package from http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/r/rpm/lsb-rpm_4.7.2-1lubuntu0.1_amd64.deb. But I get the following errors ...
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dpkg and missing dependency problem

I downloaded an open source software from the Internet to emulate white board on my computer. The link is here: http://open-sankore.org/ The download was as .zip file with .deb file inside (which I ...
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Installation failures

I used a pre-written shell script to install steam and it supplied me with libc-ubuntu.deb file. When I dpkg the deb file it says this: sudo dpkg -i libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.2_i386.deb (Reading database ...
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1answer
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Repacked proprietary software keeps updating the same deb

I repacked a proprietary program delivered as tar file to a deb file for having a company wide repository. I used reprepro to set up a repository and signed it. A unix timestamp is faking a ...
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select packages related to some program in apt archive

Suppose that I have installed a program "someProgram". Now, I want to select the .deb packages that were downloaded into /var/cache/apt/archive folder. How can I select the packages related to ...
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1answer
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.deb built in PPA doesn't install my binary

I'm going insane here. I've built a tool that doesn't need any actual compilation - it's just a Perl script - and when I run bzr builddeb on it, I get a WORKING .deb file which copies my script - ...
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why apt-get not use packages availabe in archives folder copied by aptoncd instead download again

I used aptoncd to creat .iso of installed packages and also add some packages not installed by apt-get ( i have .deb from previous install like vlc, apache2 etc). I am able to restore all packages ...
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1answer
263 views

How can i make my .deb package replace a file in the system? [duplicate]

you know that you can't make a .deb package that replaces a file on the system which belong to another package, but i need to create a .deb package for the settings (gnome-settings,kde-settings, in ...
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59 views

can dpkg obtain the source code of a package?

apt-get source {some-package-name} gets the source code of that .deb. Can this be achieved with dpkg instead? Or with software-center?
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1answer
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Stick with package version [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable per-package updates? I love Clementine, but the 1.1 version removed a crucial feature. I'd like to stick with the 1.0 version installed via a downloaded .deb package. Can I ...
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1answer
51 views

How to move a file between deb packages?

For example, imagine we have two packages: banana.deb and banana-common.deb. Inside banana.deb, we have some file banana.data, that is quite big and changes rarely. Both packages are currently at ...
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Can I get .deb packages for LXDE?

Is there any way I can download LXDE and all its related packages as .deb packages? I had done this with Synaptic but since there's no Synaptic on 12.10, can this be done with apt-get? Thanks
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Splitting a large package into smaller ones/upgrade path for users?

I maintain a couple of large packages that we use internally and starting with the next release I would like to split those into smaller packages. These packages are already installed in a number of ...
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2answers
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Getting .deb package dependencies for an offline Ubuntu computer through Windows

Basically I want to "batch" download a .deb file and all its dependencies at once on a Windows 7 machine (of which I do not have admin access, it is a public computer.) I've seen plenty of Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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How to publish your key used to sign deb packages so you will be able to use your repository from any machine?

I am looking for a solution that would prevent me from seeing things like: W: GPG error: http://updates.example.com lenny Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public ...
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Storing deb packages on local media [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? Is there a way to store deb packages (all or a specific version of package) on a local media (dvd, usb ...
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Mark a deb package as used, so it's not suggested for autoremoval

I have a bunch of shared libs installed on my system which aren't dependencies of some concrete package but are needed for non-apt-managed libraries I've built from source (like latest SDL, Allegro, ...
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Steps for creating a slightly modified package and uploading it in a PPA?

I just want to use an Ubuntu package from the official Ubuntu repos, modify its source just a tiny bit (it will not affect dependencies or anything) and then upload it into a Launchpad PPA I made for ...
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How do I set up a private apt repository that can support multiple versions?

I'm looking on how to setup a private apt repository (on 10.04 LTS) that can support multiple versions. I understand that you cannot have multiple versions of a package installed on a server. This is ...
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1answer
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make a deb repository from packages installed in one server

i have to servers, the main of them , called server1 is a working ubuntu server, with some packages hold in some version, and some of them compiled from deb-src too. I want to make a local repository ...
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How can I get a list of files on my computer that are not “owned” by any package?

I'm contemplating writing a script that does this: Goes through each file in /usr/lib Does a dpkg -s search on each file. Reports a list of "orphan" files not belonging to any .deb package. The ...
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How apt-get selects from a list of alternative dependencies?

I understand that in the Depends: section of the deb control files, a package may specify alternative dependencies separated by | symbol to satisfy a single dependency. My question is, how does ...
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What happens during a package upgrade?

I recently started building Ubuntu packages for my software on Launchpad. They are pretty simple; most of them just contain some files and scripts that are trigged through the .install .preinst ...
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Prevent .deb package from being upgraded

I maintain a package on launchpad that releases approx every month. However, our new version is no longer compatible with the previous version, because of some fundamental changes. So version 2.8 ...
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2answers
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Minimal package to install Qt Assistant

We are using Qt Assistant as our help system for a custom application that will run on Ubuntu. In building the .deb package, I need to include a "Requires:" value that makes my package dependent on ...
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1answer
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Rebuilding a Newer Version of a Deb Package

What's the best way to update (through rebuild from source) a Debian/Ubuntu-package to a more recent version? Should I be using apt source in all cases including when I want to publish it as Personal ...
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1answer
196 views

Easy Native Package Rebuild [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recompile all packages and trigger on updates What's easiest way of to rebuild a package in Debian/Ubuntu using a specific set of CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS. In all the tutorials I ...
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1answer
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Is there a utility similar to “apt-file” that can search source packages?

I'm looking for a utility similar to apt-file that allows me to search the contents of source packages for certain files, rather than just binary packages. Is such a utility available for Ubuntu?
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Danger of using an untrusted apt mirror or proxy

My vague understanding of the authentication mechanisms behind debian/ubuntu packaging tells me that it should be safe to install packages downloaded from an untrusted server or proxy as long as apt ...
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How to cross-compile an existing deb package from 64bit to 32bit architecture

I have rebuilt a deb package with a custom patch for my computer which is a 64bit machine. I did it using: sudo apt-get -b source [package name] Now my question is, how to do that in a similar ...
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1answer
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create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries

I searched for a simple way to create .deb Packages for things which have no source code to compile (configs, shellscripts, proprietary software). This was quite a problem because most of the package ...
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1answer
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How to find and back up only files not part of a package

How can I find a list of every file that is modified or added outside the debian package management system? Cruft is unmaintained and doesn't know about the way today's debian package management ...
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1answer
296 views

Packages not showing up in created APT repository

I created an APT repository using deb-scanpackages, and it seemed to go well. When I did a apt-get update on another server, the Packages.gz file was retrieved, and all seemed well - until I went to ...
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Filenames in the apt cache directory

Why the packages in the directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ have names like: *x11proto-damage-Dev_1%3a1.2.0-1_all.deb* where the "strange" in this case is "%3". In fact, if I download it ...
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How can I get my deb file into the repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get my software into Ubuntu? How can I publish my open-source project in open Ubuntu repositories? I have already compiled a deb which I can install on all my ...