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

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What is a '.orig.tar.xz' file in packaging?

I have recently started packaging a bash script of mine into a .deb file so that I can upload it to my PPA, and I have noticed a lot of talk about a file which seems to have been created from my ...
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Reproducing DEB packages of APT cache

I wanted to use Aptik to backup all my PPAs and packages, because at some point I may need to clean install Ubuntu (same version). But unfortunately, before knowing about Aptik I ran apt-get clean ...
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How to install a .deb file in Ubuntu-Touch?

How can I install a .deb file in Ubuntu-Touch?
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Searching for a better method/framework/anything to build deb packages

For those that have downvoted, if you care to let me know why, I can try to improve the question. I have been scouring the pipes for an official page on an officially sanctioned method of building ...
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I can't install .deb-packages

When I'm trying to install Opera browser, it just tells me that amd64 is the wrong architecture. What does that mean? WHat can I do?
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self created .deb package has versioning problems

I did my first steps in creating a PPA, containing a recent fossil version. I unpacked the tarball and ran bzr dh-make fossil 1.32 ../fossil-src-stable.tar.gz on it, editet the debian files till ...
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Use of deb in Singular installation

Just switched to ubuntu 14. I tried to install Singular (CA system) without success. Here the owner manual Step-by-step instructions for Ubuntu 14.04: Add gpg key: wget ...
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How can I build i386 and amd64 packages on my amd64 laptop using debuild

I would like to be able to build multiple versions of my package (i386 and amd64). At the moment, the command debuild -i -us -uc -b only builds amd64 on my ubuntu 64bits distribution. How can I ...
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How can I publish my deb files to custom url?

I've seen that some software can be deployed a "deb url" like deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main The "deb url" could be added via: sudo add-apt-repository "deb ...
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dpkg-checkbuilddeps fail to recognize installed packages

I'm trying to build a package which depends (build depends) on several other packages. For some reason dpkg-checkbuilddeps shows some dependencies as if they were not installed, while in practice, ...
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Create Ubuntu installer for Qt project [duplicate]

I'd like to distribute one of my Qt projects in an installer on Ubuntu but I have no idea about how to do that at all. Say, I have a very simple Qt application just showing "Hello World" on a main ...
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Qt 5.4 supported .so files come with default Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty or not

I am able to make deb file of Qt 5.2.1 app but not Qt 5.4 app in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 64 bit. I have seen that Qt .so files present at the path /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ are Qt 5.2.1 compatible not ...
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Unable to make deb file of Qt 5.4 app in Ubuntu 14.04

I am able to make deb file of Qt 5.2.1 app in Ubuntu 14.04 but unable to make deb file of Qt 5.4 app in Ubuntu 14.04 and got below errors. //usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5PrintSupport.so.5: ...
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Does installing a deb file add to repository list? [duplicate]

For example I want to install Google Chrome via deb file. Will it be added to my repository list for apt-get update and apt-get upgrade? If not, how would I go about updating it and other software ...
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What's the best tool to install deb packages? [closed]

Also what's the safest sites to get Ubuntu deb packages?
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Where can I get Remastersys?

I have been wanting to make a customized re-distributable distro for my LUG for a while, and just came across the info on Remastersys. Looks perfect, but the site is no longer in existence. I've ...
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What is the difference between a Snappy apps and Charms (and click)

I have heard that the system in use to package and install apps in sandboxes on ubuntu is the click package on the desktopNext and phone/tablet. If I have understood well, a snappy ubuntu core apps, ...
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How to force HUD ( zeitgeist? ) to re-scan? [duplicate]

So I just installed something via a .deb file and I see no reason why I should have to close all of my apps and log out to get it to show up in the HUD. Is there a command that tells the HUD to check ...
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unable to install .deb file through terminal [duplicate]

I'm in confusion because I'm not getting my eclipse even after installing. I downloaded .tar.gz file of eclipse. Then I generated .deb file using command: sudo alien -d eclipse.tar.gz Then I tried to ...
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Unable to install .deb files [duplicate]

I am recently change from Kubuntu to Xubuntu. I think some files might be deleted. I am trying to install Vlc Player and other .deb packages it throws following error. Please help Error: ...
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How to install programs from a .deb file, like apt-get install supertux

I am an maintainer for a lot of computers in my town running ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 with mate desktop, this is to help people just having a computer that just works :), and i cannot make them all do ...
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Can Stand-alone deb packages be updated?

I've downloaded and installed a deb package of Ubuntu Tweak from its website: http://ubuntu-tweak.com/. Is there a way to watch for updates for the package like packages which are in a repository?
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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GWOffice wont install

Does anyone have GWOffice working? I can't seem to get sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tombeckmann/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install gwoffice Working. It seems there isn't any package ...
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package “state” vs “selection state”

All answers that I read, suggest listing/saving package selection states. i.e. dpkg --get-selections But the selection state could be different from actual. So why use that? Is it just because ...
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How to require oracle java when creating a .deb package?

I wrote a small BTRFS GUI in Oracle Java 8. I want to package it but I don't know how to specify that the software needs Oracle Java 8 (JRE) under the Control file.
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how to create a debian package to install a python module

I came across this answer: How do I create a deb package for a single python script? Which is extremely helpful and well detailed. I have everything except the install file. In that post the user ...
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Wrongly installed google chrome 32-bit version, what can I do now?

I downloaded google chrome 32-bit version deb file and then use ubuntu software center (following How to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04?) but it doesnt work then I noticed that I made a ...
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How to use joy2key in Ubuntu 14.04 with Binding of Isaac Linux?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have encountered this strange issue with Binding of Isaac and joy2key. The problem is, that I seem not to be able to connect joy2key and Isaac, which were installed ...
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How to create debian package for a java project? [duplicate]

I have written a small gui for btrfs called TimeTraveler. And export it as .jar file. How do I package it as a .deb file for Ubuntu?
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Building deb package gives fakeroot debian/rules clean gave error exit status 2

I am trying to create my first deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. After this command - dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot it stops with the following error - dpkg-shlibdeps: error: no ...
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Deb package created using fpm but giving error while depackaging

I created a deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi using fpm. The package was successfully created but on de-packaging on another system it gives me the following error : dpkg: warning: ...
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Converting to .deb or .rpm

Is there any way to convert already installed applications into .deb files? I have to install a lot of applications on multiple computers and my internet is pretty slow (512 Kb/s) so, I can't download ...
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AMD Omega driver installation via .deb, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit

AMD provides four .deb files for users in order to install the latest (stable) Omega driver on Ubuntu 14.04. My question therefor is: Which of these files do I need exactly and how do I install them ...
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How to define alternative sets of Depends in a deb control file?

I'm editing a control file of a deb package which contains Depends: nvidia-340 (>=340.29), nvidia-340-uvm (>=340.29), nvidia-340-dev (>=340.29), nvidia-modprobe (>=340.29), ...
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Ask whether or not install a cronjob in an ubuntu package

I have a package who install some cronjobs to /etc/cron.d, it uses dh_installcron to do so, now I'd like to introduce some questions during the installation phase to determinate whether or not the ...
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Packaging bash file .deb [duplicate]

How can a (with very simple instruction) make a .deb file continent some .desktop files and shell bash files
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A program for making ubuntu installers

I have made a game and I want to make debian installer for Ubuntu. Could you reccomend me app, that allows me to make directory and save my game data in it, than packs it in .deb. Most important, so ...
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How can I remove YUMI (multiboot usb creator) software? [duplicate]

I downloaded the .deb version of YUMI (multiboot usb creator) from the pendrive homepage and I wanted to make a bootable usb for Windows 98 to run on Virtualbox, but anyway the software asked for my ...
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How to install .debian.tar.gz ?

I am trying to install lobster font on my ubuntu14.04. The compressed file is of the type .debian.tar.gz. I tried to install it using the .configure make make install method but it didn't work. Here ...
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Checkinstall .deb package not create empty directories

I'm trying to create a .deb package for my xymon-client installation, but it is not creating the empty directories used for logs and temp files. If I run checkinstall -D make install or checkinstall ...
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DEB file not installing, wrong architecture?

I just tried to install a program from Atom.IO, it's a really nice coding text editor. However, when I open the .deb file, it opens the software center and throws the error "Wrong architecture ...
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adduser causes strange messages when called from preinst script

I have a .deb package in which I have a preinst script that executes the adduser program in case a certain user is not already present on the system. $(id -u {username} > /dev/null 2>&1) if ...
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apt-get install nautilus-dropbox uses high cpu resources [duplicate]

It is likely that the native dropbox app for Linux that is installed by apt-get install nautilus-dropbox this method has a bug which is why it uses high CPU resources ? How to fix this?
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Custom cron job filename for a package

I'm willing to create a cron job for a package but when I define it in debian/cron.d it gets installed as /etc/cron.d/package. I'd prefer to be able to change the name of the cron job to be something ...
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Building a .Deb package after locally modifying the files

I am new to Linux and I'm learning about packaging in Ubuntu. I wish to run synapse with recoll plguin (lp:~pmarchwiak/synapse-project/recoll-plugin). Now, How can I build a package from the ...
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removing shortcut created during deb installer, at uninstall

In the deb package, I have created a desktop shortcut to the application blah.postinst: #!/bin/sh cp /usr/share/applications/blah.desktop ~/Desktop/ chmod 777 ~/Desktop/blah.desktop using dpkg -r ...
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How do I remove dependencies from a deb installer for an isolated system?

I have created a deb package for an application created in Qt. I have included all the libraries that the application depends on, to be installed in a folder next to the application itself: ...
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how to make a deb package of two github projects in one?

I have to make a deb package of a github project - sandhi(http://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi.git) using checkinstall but the problem is that sandhi is dependent on sciscipy ( ...
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How do I get my DEB to install libstdc++.so.6.0.20?

On my development machine, I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.20; on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.19. I'm taking my first baby ...