Questions about the Debian packaging format with the extension '.deb'. Packages for Ubuntu are provided in this format.

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Build Debian/Ubuntu package based off package control source

The Bitcoin source code contains a debian package control package folder which can be used to make a package. https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tree/master/contrib/debian Just wondering what the ...
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How to install a python script as an application

I have been trying to create a deb package for my python script following these steps. My myscript.py contains a simple frame. #!/usr/bin/env python import wx app = wx.App(False) frame = ...
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how to execute apt-get install -f without removing packages

I was advised by apt-get to run apt-get install -f but what I get is: $ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for ron: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How can I make a .deb package from github?

I'm trying to install Kdenlive from https://github.com/KDE/kdenlive. From looking Online, it seems the best way is to build a .deb package from the source and install it with the created package. But, ...
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change name of a service file when creating a package

How can I create a service with a name different from the name of the package? I'm preparing a package that provides also a service file (systemd config) that should have a name different from the ...
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Merge partial mirror into reprepro distribution

I'm looking to include a few packages from an ubuntu mirror into my own custom apt repository. Context: Using Reprepro, I currently have the following distribution: Origin: Private Repository ...
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unistall virtualbox

I installed virtual box with virtualbox-5.0_5.0.12-104815-Ubuntu-precise_amd64.deb but because of some issues I tried to delete it. First I deleted all the folders of virtualbox situated in ...
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How to create a .deb package for a Qt programme?

The past few days I have been trying, without success, to create a deb package for a programme with a Qt interface. The previous steps I have done so far: Created a gpg key and registered it at ...
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self build deb package prevent stop service while dpkg -i

I build an deb package with new version, and do not want to auto stop this service while install deb by dpkg -i. so I add <package>.prerm, <package>.preinst, <package>.postinst with ...
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What is the terminal command to force the software center to update its installed lists?

Hello I have installed haroopad.deb (markdown editor) through the Software Center. After that the program can be found unity dash search and starts fine. But the Software Center is unaware of the ...
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FlareGet - Bad quality package

I'm aware that bad quality doesn't mean the .deb is not good, but I don't know the publisher and don't know if I should trust them. I'm asking here those who installed FlareGet and can give their ...
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How to create package including source codes, which compile during installation

Is it possible to create a deb package for Ubuntu, which contains source codes and automatically compiles them into executable during its installation? I haven't found any tutorials for this, only ...
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dpkg-deb: error: control directory has bad permissions

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 VM and trying to convert an rpm file to a deb file. When I run sudo alien --to-deb --scripts oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm I get this error dpkg-deb: error: control ...
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Install a package which is not in a repository [duplicate]

I want to install teamviewer which offers a .deb package. I read I can use dpkg and then do apt-get install -f to fix the dependencies. Or use gdebi. Are those the best solutions? Also I understand ...
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Can I use C++ to write the source package for a .deb package?

What programming language should I use to write a source package for a .deb package? I want to package a C++ program.
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error while installing pencil project on 15.04?

I try to install pencil project form the official .deb file. and i received... sudo dpkg -i evoluspencil_2.0.5_all.deb (Reading database ... 364296 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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Problem with deb file. what is deb file? [closed]

I have a Simple question, i'm new to the linux world. I was looking in the web for some explanations But I have not found a good explanation. What is deb file? What is RPM file? Thanks :)
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Difference between 64 bit.rpm and 64 bit.deb packages

What is the difference between software installation files called 64 bit.deb and 64 bit.rpm? I want to understand which one is best for my computer so that I am downloading and installing the correct ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: libprotobuf8

I get the error while installing a package (.deb) : ratatouille_0.1.1-1_i386.deb (156.8 KiB) from here: ...
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How to install a deb file and its recommended dependency [duplicate]

I want to install a deb package but also its recommended dependecies. There is a lot of examples on how to install a deb package with its required dependecies but I can't find a way to install a deb ...
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cant install brackets from .deb file [duplicate]

Can not install brackets from .deb file. Please help someone. Its solved.
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Any way to install Bitwig 1.3 as deb package on Ubuntu Touch / Ubuntu Phone

As some of you may heared Bitwig Studio has released the next generation of Bitwig which included touch support on linux. Bitwig 1.3 multi-touch Having that in mind i was thinking of installing ...
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location of the .so files

I am trying to install deb package which contains .h, .so and .a files. After installing the deb package I am not unable to find the installed location. I checked /usr/lib, /usr/local/lib and /lib but ...
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How to install particular set of files from deb package to /usr/lib? [closed]

How to install particular set of files from deb package to /usr/lib ?
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How to install rpm package without converting into deb

When I am trying to convert rpm into deb, following warnings appeared: warning: libgmt-devel-4.5.9-3.mga4.i586.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 80420f66: NOKEY warning: ...
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ia32-libs won't install on ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I need the ia32-libs packages because Petalinux SDK requires it. I have just updated to Ubuntu 15.10 today, and now it won't let me install this package. I've installed it before on Ubuntu 15.04, so ...
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How do you access control file information?

Is there a way for the postinst, pre, etc. scriptlets to access the information in the Debian control file when installing? e.g. Package: name Version: 0.1-1 Depends: ...
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How does apt-get purge work? Why it couldn't remove broken package in one pass?

I've tried installing droidcam to solve another question following instruction here: Install DroidCam (Wireless Android Webcam) Client In Ubuntu Via PPA The installation fails with post-script error, ...
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Installing libpcre 3.35.X on ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to upgrade the version of cppcheck that is available on ubuntu from 1.68 to 1.70. However, after downloading the DEB archive, I cannot install it because of a dependency on libpcre3. $ sudo ...
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How to add my own .deb file to my local mirror to use with apt?

I've created a full local mirror of the 14.04 repositories using apt-mirror and connect to it over LAN using apache. I have adapted my sources.list file on the machine that I wish to update from the ...
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get URI's of g++ dependencies [duplicate]

I have g++ installed on my computer, I have another computer that doesn't have any connection to the internet. and I need to install g++ on that computer. my question is- how can I get a list of ...
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how to upgrade python setuptools > 12.2 on ubuntu 15.04

The apt package seems to be 12.2 If I run sudo pip install -U setuptools the version seems to still be stuck at 12.2 $ python >>> import pkg_resources >>> r = ...
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Lintian error: source-is-missing while building deb package for ubuntu

I'm trying to build a deb package for a software. I'm following this tutorial for the same. When trying to build the package using bzr builddeb -- -us -uc, I'm getting a lot of lintian errors for ...
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Unable to update desktop app on Ubuntu Software center

There was a good time where sending only a .deb package was sufficient enough to publish/update your Ubuntu desktop apps. Things have changed since about a year or more and now updating is a real mess ...
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Attempt to install libimobiledevice-1.2.0 throws error: “libimobiledevice4 missing files (usr/lib/*/*.so.4*), aborting”

I'm building and installing libimobiledevice 1.2.0 following the instructions at: libimobiledevice 1.2 (iOS 8 Support) for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty but I keep getting the error: libimobiledevice4 missing ...
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How to run python script installed after converting to .deb?

I installed a python script using the instruction of @STAlfas' answer in How do I create deb package for only single python script? It worked correctly, (I think so). But I don't know how to run it. ...
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SYnaptics wants to redownload already downloaded deb packages

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop from scratch. Now, after installing system, I wanted to update the system as well as install other applications which I use. So, I did an sudo apt-get ...
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How to create .deb package of my JavaFx application?

I've built an application using JavaFx. Now I want to make a .deb package of my application to use it into Ubuntu/Debian platform. How can I do it?
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how do you create a “signed” deb package

I want to create a number of deb packages, but I don't know how "signing" packages works. So I was wondering how to create a signed deb package.
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How to include postinst file with bzr builddeb?

I have built a package for Ubuntu using the Ubuntu Packaging Guide. That worked fine until the point that I wanted to configure the package after installation. Usually debian packages get a postinst ...
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while making debian package from source i'm seeing the error

While making Debian package I'm seeing the below error. ubuntu@ip-10-232-76-3:/opt/uat/elasticsearch-1.4.4$ sudo dpkg-buildpackage -b -rfakeroot -us -uc dpkg-buildpackage: warning: using a ...
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How to write a Debian/rule to copy the file to its target?

I'm able to create a deb package. Now, I want to write a Debian rule to copy the file to its target. For example, a script should be copied to /etc/init.d be executed after installation. Note: I ...
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dpkg-buildpackage: dpkg-source: no upstream tarball found

I'm trying to untar the files and try to create deb package. This is for my testing purpose. My intention for this testing is, I would like to just provide a folder which contains data to install, and ...
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Is it necessary or advised to have devscripts in debian/control Build-Depends?

debuild is provided by the devscripts package. Is it compulsory or advised to have devscripts in the Build-Depends line in the debian/control file? Do the official Debian packaging manuals write ...
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dependency problems prevent configuration of energytycoon

On a virtual ubuntu box (15.04) I am trying to install a debian package using the following command sudo dpkg -i energytycoon_release1_package.deb which results in some errors: Selecting ...
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Custom debian package is empty

I'd like to create a custom debian .deb package for some in-house scripts and things. I'm having the same issues as described by by in the thread Unable to create custom debian package on this site ...
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Any Dream Journal/Diary software?

I remember reading about an open-sourced company that developed dream journal software, I think I remember downloading it after i had upgraded to 12.04. Does anyone know if anything exists today, for ...
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Text editor installed via deb, but not shown in “open with” menu

I made deb installer. Text editor ok installed. It has category "editors" in deb file. Why it's not shown in "Open with" menu (Ubuntu 14.04)? even in Other applications. Maybe fix my deb file? (I ...
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Build individual package from multi package control file

I have a control file with multiple packages defined in it. Is it possible to build only one of the packages? For example; Source: debconf Section: admin Priority: optional ... Package: debconf-doc ...
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Creating deb file using Create deb file using debreate package builder

I have created deb file using debreate package builder for LUbuntu 14.04. After installing deb file two options are there Reinstall and Uninstall. It is working fine but when after reboot both the ...