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

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How does dependency resolution work if you apt-get install a list of packages?

Does apt-get automatically resolve dependencies if you apt-get install a literal list of packages? I understand the default behavior of a command like apt-get install foo is to install the latest ...
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What is the difference between xdg-app and snaps?

GNOME Sandboxed Apps seems to be very similar to Ubuntu snap packages. What are the key differences between these formats? Like, GNOME Sandboxed Apps requires Wayland and therefore is inherently ...
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Is it possible to install the .snap application in an offline computer?

In DEB package, it is not possible to install an application in offline (in a computer which does not have any internet access). Because of the dependencies. In case of .snap, according to the ...
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How to install curl package .deb file in ubuntu 16.04?

I download curl deb file from curl official site : https://curl.haxx.se/. I want to install curl deb file but meet this trouble: http://imgur.com/a/A8zQi Please tell e how to fix this trouble. I'm ...
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I cannot install deb files with the software centre. What are the immediate workarounds? [duplicate]

I need to install .deb files - I've just updated and I need my programmes. However, due to a High priority (yet unassigned) bug, I cannot. Meta discussion of shipping with bugs aside, how can I ...
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can't install third party .deb packages with the new ubuntu software app (ubuntu 16.04 ) [duplicate]

The new Ubuntu Software Center - GNOME Software - fails to install any .deb package, e.g., Steam, Google Chrome, etc. When I double click the package the 'Ubuntu software' opens but when I press ...
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What is the Snap packaging format?

I have a very little knowledge about the 'Snap packaging format'. What I know is that 'Snap' is an alternative packaging format like .deb. What I don't know is Why did Canonical chose it? What ...
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How to create a debian/control file that differs based on Ubuntu release?

I have great deal of source code that we maintain, producing many different Ubuntu packages. All of these packages need to build on Ubuntu LTS releases from 08.04 forward. (Yes, I know these are old ...
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How to Install google-talkplugin deb in Ubuntu 16.04

I need to install this plugin in Ubuntu 16.04: https://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/hangoutplugin In previous versions of Ubuntu, I easily installed this plugin, but I cannot get it to install on ...
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Where can I download the chrome i386 deb file? [duplicate]

Where can I download the Chrome i386 deb file? Google does not allow installing Chrome 32 bit from its web anymore. I am running xubuntu 15.10
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install a package in deb file

I created a bash script with various customization in config files in my.cnf of mysql and other things. I need to create a deb package where I need to install mysql-server,mysql-client at first. I ...
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How do I update an application manually?

Two cases: I have installed an application directly using the .deb file. Now there is a new version (i.e. new .deb file). How do I update the current version (and not install the new version in ...
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Purging custom .deb package through script exits suddenly

I am a developer, who sometime works on deployment related things. I am using Jenkins to auto-deploy my application to an ubuntu 14.04 machine. My application is packaged as .deb and some supporting ...
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What compiler flags are used to build the binaries in the official ubuntu .deb packages?

The author of the question What flags are used to compile debian stable packages? points out that Ubuntu has a default (fixed?) set of compiler flags that are used to built the binary files contained ...
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Compiler flags: deb package vs. source packet

Are the binaries in a .deb package compiled with the the same flags that are used when you Take a vanilla ubuntu installation without any changes (this is relevant for the effect of ./configure), ...
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How to create .deb package without packages for the dependencies available?

At the moment, I am diving into the .deb packaging system. I'm very new to this, so I have a question to you because I couldn't find an accurate answer on other sites. Assume I'd like to create a ...
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Why debuild and CMake are not including installed files into the package?

Making a test package: #!/bin/bash export DEBEMAIL="test@email.com" export DEBFULLNAME="Test" mkdir gbp-test-0.1 cat <<-EOM > gbp-test-0.1/CMakeLists.txt cmake_minimum_required (VERSION ...
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See what debconf do to configuration files

Some packages will run debconf when you install them. Based on the input you enter in the dialogs, some configuration files will be change before installation ends. How can I see what actions debconf ...
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How to add .desktop icon under program list?

I created a deb file for ubuntu and I can add the program under Sound & Video. But when I try to add icon for it , it show no icon image . My dbr.desktop file content is : [Desktop Entry] ...
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How to download a .deb package?

This server has a .deb package that I want to download. The issue is, it only lets me download one file at a time from within the package. How can I download just the .deb file to install?
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How to use equivs-build for creating deb from python app?

For my PyGtk application in Ubuntu I plan to use 'equivs-build' for the purpose of creating distribution deb file. The application is based on ./configure, make, make install . Any body suggest the ...
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error dpkg in terminal ubuntu

I'm downloading brackets in github https://github.com/adobe/brackets/releases/tag/release-1.6+eb4 please help me dpkg --install ~/Download/Brackets.1.6.Extract.64-bit.deb dpkg: error: parsing file ...
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convert 32bit rpm to deb on 64bit linux

I downloaded backburner (renderfarm manager) from here . I tried to convert it with sudo alien -cv backburner.rpm but terminal prints out backburner.rpm is for architecture i386 ; the package cannot ...
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apt-get update in postint of a deb package

I want to launch a apt-get update in postint of a deb file, I create deb to add repository to my distro, but the apt show an error that there are another process apt, the installation. Any idea?¿
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install jdk on Ubuntu with rpm package

I downloaded jdk-8u73-linux-x64.rpm from Oracle. then I try to convert .rpm to .deb to install it on Ubuntu 15.10. So I tried this code: sudo alien jdk*.rpm and after a few minutes I have ...
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What compression is supported by debian file [.deb] decompressor?

I know that a typical .deb file contains three files: debian-binary control.tar.gz data.tar.gz and that some are xz compressed instead of gzip (control.tar.xz, data.tar.xz). What are other ...
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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 ?