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

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Can I use every .deb file, whatever my Ubuntu version or architecture?

Sometimes I want to download programs that are not proposed in the Software Center but only on the developer's website, like for example World of Goo Demo. But the website proposes only one .deb ...
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How do I create a Debian package with disjoint/alternate dependencies?

I have written an application, and I'm now interested in creating a Debian package and setting up a PPA. The application is written primarily in XSLT, and includes a very thin front-end that can be ...
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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 ...
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What is the apt equivalent to “rpm -V” (Verify installed packages)

On a RedHat/CentOS system, I can verify the installed RPMs on my system using rpm -V. What is the Ubuntu or apt equivalent of this command?
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Graphical tool for creating Deb packages

Are there any graphical tools for creating ubuntu/debian packages?