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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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1answer
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Used up software Linux Downloads folder?

I`ve been using Linux for four month. Mint Qiana,Peppermint 3, Lubuntu14.04.1. When I set up my printer, I downloaded the following: cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4-2.i386.deb --Archive ...
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1answer
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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 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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2answers
105 views

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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0answers
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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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0answers
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telling alien to install under /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64

I'm trying to convert mysql 5.0 rpm's from oracle (specifically, http://downloads.mysql.com/archives/get/file/MySQL-shared-5.0.96-1.glibc23.x86_64.rpm) from .rpm to .deb in order to install them on ...
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0answers
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error in installing youtube.dl package

Error in installing youtube-dl package sudo apt-get install youtube-dl -y [sudo] password for hp: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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0answers
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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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3answers
391 views

How to find out what package contains some Perl module [duplicate]

Here is the task. I need to install some CPAN module on my ubuntu computer. I want to install it from deb package so I need to find out what package contains that module. Sometimes the solution for ...
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3answers
685 views

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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3answers
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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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1answer
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How to create a deb package that installs a series of files

I would like to create a brand new deb package to install series of files. If at all possible, I would like to untar the folder containing these files as part of the installation into a known folder ...
0
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1answer
316 views

deb package are not able to install in Ubuntu 10.10

I can install every deb package in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but none of them can be install in Ubuntu 10.10. In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, just simply double click on the deb package icon, and then click on "install ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to change the package management system?

I took a look at CentOS recently and was amazed, but I also remembered dabbling in Fedora when release 16 came out and recall being horrified by the awfulness of rpm. I cannot stand anything other ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
145 views

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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2answers
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.deb equivalents to .rpm commands

I'm used to RPM based systems, and there's many commands I'm not yet sure how to do with .deb packages. This is mostly for use with custom packages, i.e. not stuff apt-get installed. It'd be great if ...
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4answers
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Create deb repository with several versions of the same package

I want to create my own deb repository to store some packages. I've tried reprepro and it works fine, except for one fundamental feature. Reprepro can't store several versions of the same package in ...
2
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1answer
339 views

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 ...
4
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2answers
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Listing files which will be installed by .deb

How can i list all the files (and their future locations) which will be installed by invoking 'dpkg -i' on a .deb file? Which makefile target of the source package determines those (is it the default ...
2
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3answers
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Why doesn't Mozilla release .deb and .rpm packages for their software?

I use and enjoy Firefox on my Ubuntu 10.04.2 laptop (although Firefox needs work for the Linux/Ubuntu version). Yet I realize that in comparison to other pieces of software that have an ...
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1answer
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“io: postinst-must-call-ldconfig” when creating a package

I'm trying to create an ubuntu .deb package for the (pretty awesome) Io Language. I am not the developer of that language, so I'm not familiar with its sourcecode yet. This is my first attempt at ...
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1answer
535 views

When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu?

When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu? Is there any ongoing work?
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6answers
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How to uninstall a .deb package?

Suppose I download a .deb package from a website and install it. (I assume that when I double click the .deb file, the package is installed through a GUI that interfaces with dpkg right?) How can I ...
3
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2answers
241 views

LibreOffice RC1 deb package difficulties [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? I seem to be running into some difficulties with the acquisition of the latest libreoffice deb pkg. When I type ...
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7answers
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Saving deb files from repositories to a custom location for installing offline [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software offline? I want to download and save some deb files, and preferably their dependencies, of certain apps, from the repositories (apt-get, ...
6
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2answers
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Where can I get a Postgres 9.0 package?

I want to use Postgres 9.0 in Ubuntu. Does anybody know any repository that already has the debian package for Postgres 9.0? Do you think I should wait for the next Ubuntu release or Postgres 9.0 is ...
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3answers
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Is it safe to use gdebi instead of Ubuntu Software Center to install .deb files?

I've noticed that Ubuntu 10.10 manages single .deb files with the Ubuntu Software Center. Since I find it too heavy to load I've installed gdebi with: sudo apt-get install gdebi and I've set it as ...