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

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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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How to download and install .deb [duplicate]

I have looked at several pages and still am not getting clear instructions on how to download and insatall .deb Specifically I would like to download this one: ...
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Unable to create custom debian package

We are trying to create a custom debian package and trying to create custom apt-get repository. For this we did the following: In ~ directory extracted the source file called ...
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Installing OpenOffice

I am new to Ubuntu and I am attempting to install OpenOffice. (Libre Office does not recognise conditional formatting and hence the dependant macros in my OO spreadsheets) and I am not prepared to ...
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Looking for some starter help for Ubuntu package building

So far I have followed and understand the Ubuntu Packaging Guide and have skimmed through the Debian Maintainers Guide a bit. My question comes down to making my package outside of the normal ...
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Build a Ubuntu debian package [duplicate]

I would like to create an Ubuntu package from a single bash script I wrote. Is there a simple instruction how to build an Ubuntu package, that can be uploaded to launchpad? (I already created the PPA ...
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Install multiple elasticsearch versions on 12.04

I have two projects using different versions of Elasticsearch, the first uses 0.9.x and the second will use 1.2.x What would the best way to install both versions so I can work on the two projects?
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% signs on deb package names?

I just wanted to create a copy of (/var/cache/apt/)archives directory and clean it to save some space. Noticed % signs on certain packages (ex-ffmpeg_6%3a0.8.12-1_amd64.deb). Just wondered what that ...
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How to install deb package onto usb rescue drive?

After making a usb boot drive, how to add extra deb packages to it? Thanks. ==extra info== I create usb boot drive by following the instructions from SystemRescueCd. On a normal system, the extra ...
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Modified package builds fine with pbuilder-dist on my computer but fails on Launchpad PPA

I made a small modification to the gnutls28 package from trusty. Basically I re-enabled a disabled package (as trusty defaults to gnutls26). On my local Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit computer the build and all ...
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Where can I find an older Ubuntu version of Skype that still works with alsa?

Since version 4.3 of Skype, alsa is no longer supported in favour of pulseaudio. I need alsa because several USB webcams are known not to work with pulseaudio. Where can I download the last Ubuntu ...
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Were is the Debian package for Blender 2.70a?

In the official repository of Ubuntu and Debian is only the 2.6 version of Blender. I searched with Google to find a Debian package to download. But I found nothing.
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Issue in QT 5.2.1 app in linking libquazip.so library during making .deb package for ubuntu 14.04

I am making .deb package for the QT 5 .2.1 desktop app for ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have installed QT 5.2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 and made a demo app for the testing purpose in which I have used quazip ...
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What security differences are between click and .deb package?

Installing a random (nasty?) .deb can be dangerous because it will grant all privilege to the apps and daemon installed because the .deb has some configs asking to applied if the user valid his ...
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How to reverse engineer deb file?

Is it possible to reverse engineer or have a dry run of a deb package in order to see what files and directories it will deploy and perform other settings modifications? Sort of like list the ...
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rpm -q --verify --nouser --nogroup --nomode --nomtime PACKAGENAME

What is equivalent to following line in Ubuntu / Debian world ? Note: I have original .deb files and i want to check which files differs from original zimbra-*.deb for Z in $(rpm -qa | grep ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 folder sharing and package installation [closed]

I need to install few .deb packages to Ubuntu Server 14.04 running on VMplayer. I have the packages in Windows and trying to share the folder. Its not happening. I have updated VM tools. Tried many ...
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How can i install .deb files from terminal , i tried different ways in askubuntu [duplicate]

i am trying to install teamviewer and i am getting the following error and the entire process is as follows kittu@kittu-355V4C-356V4C-3445VC-3545VC:~$ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_linux_x64.debdpkg: ...
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Include Binary Files in DEB package

I need to build a DEB package from mainly Node.js Javascript files, but it should include some binary files as well. They are listed inside debian/source/include-binaries. Otherwise I get the error ...
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Can I make a package .deb from .tar.gz or .tar.bz2? [duplicate]

If I had an application with .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 extension can I transform it to a package .deb ?
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Creating a .deb that just places/updates config files?

I was surprised to not find more people asking this question, but so far I've only found one from a couple of years ago, with not much in the way of responses. First, some background on what I'm ...
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Grub2 mutual dependency issue

For various reasons I am installing .deb dependencies for grub2 using dpkg directly (rather than apt-get). root@ubuntu:/dl# dpkg -i grub-gfxpayload-lists_0.6_amd64.deb Selecting previously ...
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Package rename and version drop

I have a package foo that is currently at version 2.3.0 I'm trying to push the current development version into a ppa for my use. However, upstream the package source foo has been completely merged ...
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If I manually install a .deb file will the package manager take care of future updates? [duplicate]

If I download and install a .deb from a website and later that version, or a newer one, is added to the Ubuntu repositories, what happens? Will it update with the repository version, or remain with ...
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How to install 64 bit program (deb) on my 32 bit ubuntu install?

I've got a deb which is for 64bit Ubuntu, but unfortunately I've got a 32bit installation (14.04). I tried installing from the command line with sudo dpkg -i theDebPackage.deb, but I get a message ...
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Visualize the steps used to built a given package

When having the name for a package from the official Ubuntu repository, is possible to know all the steps that took place when building this specific package from sources ? All the commands that were ...
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how to recompress a .deb package

I have a .deb file that needed to be altered. I have decompressed the .deb file and made the necessary changes. How to I re-compress the file back into a .deb file.
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Install Software with dpkg

I installed SME dpkg -i sme.deb, it installed it but I could not start it. However when I started the software center it told me that something was broken and it needed fixing, so I allowed it and ...
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I get “dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern” How to solve this?

I get "dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern" How to solve this? I did the following things Update the package index: sudo apt-get update Install libdigest-md5-file-perl deb package: sudo ...
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dependency not satisfiable fuse-utils

I have looked around and the answers for dependency problems seem to be specific but I am sorry if this has already been answered. I am trying to install storage made easy desktop client but when I ...
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missing a command during running alien to convert a .rpm - .deb

I need to generate this .rpm file with alien to .deb and then i need to sudo dpkg -i the.deb file But in terminal it does not show me it has converted it. Im sure its a small command that im not ...
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Can't install Sublime Text from a .deb file

When I try to install Sublime Text 3 from a downloaded .deb file I get errors: The installation or removal of a software package failed and Data files for some packages could not be ...
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debian package creation without a configure script

I've been trying to package an in house code project but have been having trouble. I can create a package, but the actual binaries are not installed when I run sudo dpkg -i ...
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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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What is the difference between a deb package and a binary package? [duplicate]

I am not sure if it's true to say when you download a package from Ubuntu repository, then that it will be a debian package and if you download only a tar file and use make command to install it, than ...
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How to create directory and change it's owner with the deb package

I need to create deb package that will create directory for logs. I want to create directory /var/logs/my_package and to change it's owner to my_user. In the docs there is information that I can ...
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Why not all Linux packages/software come in .deb format? [closed]

A .deb package is very easy to install, just like .exe in Windows, simply double click and install via USC. I wonder why some developers choose formats like .tar.gz (it scares the hell out of me) ...
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Automatically install package dependencies with terminal [duplicate]

I have a .deb file in my downloads folder than i need to install with a bunch of dependencies. What is a command that will install the package with the dependencies. I know this is probably a ...
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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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There is an alternative to launchpad for a deb repository?

I'm curious to know if there is a real alternative to Launchpad for a developer who wants to build his own repository.
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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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Problem with deb installation

I converted minetest-classic-1402.00-src.tar.bz2 to minetest-classic_1402.00-1_all.deb using the software alien in the terminal, using the command, sudo alien -k minetest-classic-1402.00-src.tar.bz2 ...
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What's the equivalent of rpm -qc PACKAGE_NAME in Ubuntu?

# rpm -qc PACKAGE_NAME lists the configuration files contained in that RPM package, in a Red Hat-like OS. What's it's equivalent command in an Ubuntu/Debian-based OS?
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Install Mozilla Thunderbird [duplicate]

I want to install upgraded version of mozila thunderbird from downloaded file from thunderbird website. I want to install this on ubuntu but it contain lot of files. Normally i can install any program ...
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How does update work with programs installed from .deb file

I'm having some difficulties exactly understanding how the the whole update thing work in linux (Ubuntu) and good practice for installing software. I understand I have a /etc/apt/sources.list file ...
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How to autostart a daemon after installation?

I'm writing a daemon and packaging it up but I want the daemon to run after install. Is there a way to make the daemon run after it gets installed?
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How can I create a deb package with 'folders' and files in it

I have some files that need to be installed in /usr/share/wallpapers when the deb package is installed. I have created the changelog, control files etc however I dont know how to put the files in it. ...
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Packaging precompiled program: file list not found

I'm trying to package an already compiled set of binaries including doc, header files, usage examples, etc... The installation instruction of the original binaries recommends to just copy all files ...
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Packing a .deb package correctly

I'm trying to create a debian package of the TIGCC, a C compiler for TI Calculators in correspondence with it's main developer, who is using Fedora and thus can only create and test RPMs. I've got ...
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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. ...