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

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dpkg and missing dependency problem

I downloaded an open source software from the Internet to emulate white board on my computer. The link is here: http://open-sankore.org/ The download was as .zip file with .deb file inside (which I ...
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Is there deb packages that display license agreement?

Could you please list some deb packages that show license agreement and ask to accept it? I would like to learn their internals.
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How to compile .deb file from package archives?

How do I make .deb package file from these archives? http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit3/bfgminer/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/
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How can I install gem5?

I was helping my friend installing gem5 simulator on Linux for her thesis work. I know Linux a little bit. Somehow I managed to install that simulator on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, but when I tried ...
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Installation failures

I used a pre-written shell script to install steam and it supplied me with libc-ubuntu.deb file. When I dpkg the deb file it says this: sudo dpkg -i libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.2_i386.deb (Reading database ...
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How to install a deb.tar.gz file?

I have a Canon MG2220 multifunction printer that I would like to use with Ubuntu 13.04 (which I just installed). There are no print drivers available in the Ubuntu Software Center, so I downloaded ...
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How to install drivers for brother printer

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS. My Brother DCP-130C usb printer is correctly detected but the drivers for a DCP-1200 are installed by default. I have downloaded what I assume are the correct drivers ...
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Packaging an application for distribution in Ubuntu Software Center

I am trying to package my app into a .deb file following the tutorial. Everything works fine as far as the application software goes, but I can't figure out how to install the sample data and config ...
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How to make a .deb package that would add link to a repo to software sources? [duplicate]

I do not need .dsc, .tar.gz, .changes etc. and I can make a .deb package with this command dpkg -b path/to/repo. I just want to know how to make a .deb that would link a repository to "software ...
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How to install .deb file in ubuntu using terminal? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Google Chrome,for that I downloaded a google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb file. When I try to install using install in terminal sudo install ...
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Repacked proprietary software keeps updating the same deb

I repacked a proprietary program delivered as tar file to a deb file for having a company wide repository. I used reprepro to set up a repository and signed it. A unix timestamp is faking a ...
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How do I extract the package version from debian/changelog?

What's the most robust way to parse a source package's debian/changelog file (or debian/control?) to get the package's version number? Something like: pkgver=$(dpkg-parsechangelog | magic_goes_here) ...
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Launchpad can't find rsvg while building deb package for Precise Pangolin

I have PPA with one package: clarity-icon-theme. It builds fine on all versions of Ubuntu, except Precise Pangolin where it fails with the following error: rsvg: command not found I have dependency ...
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select packages related to some program in apt archive

Suppose that I have installed a program "someProgram". Now, I want to select the .deb packages that were downloaded into /var/cache/apt/archive folder. How can I select the packages related to ...
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How to remove MediaFire Express package from ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed MediaFire Express .deb on ubuntu 13.04. and don't know, how to remove it
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.deb built in PPA doesn't install my binary

I'm going insane here. I've built a tool that doesn't need any actual compilation - it's just a Perl script - and when I run bzr builddeb on it, I get a WORKING .deb file which copies my script - ...
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What is the standard for naming deb file name?

I want to find out the standard for the deb file names. For example I have file with the name foo_1.0.0-1_all.deb. As I have found out in Debian FAQ there is such convention: ...
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Is installing downloaded packages safe?

What if I download packages for Kubuntu 13.04, but on the download site, it isn't written there if it supports that release or not. Will I be warned if it will cause problems after installation?
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Building .deb file: Copy Configurations to User Settings

I'm building a deb file for my application following online tutoria and have no major problem. I can specify file to go to /usr/bin, /usr/lib and many system directories. But there are settings that ...
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How do I convert a x86 RPM to a x86 DEB within a x64 system?

In my case the software I am trying to convert is the Lacie lightscribe labeler. 1.- I renamed the RPM mv LaCie\ LightScribe\ Labeler\ 1.0\ Linux.rpm lacie-lightscribe-labeler-1.0.rpm 2.- Convert ...
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How to turn a .py file into a .deb package using quickly?

We have made a .py file that controls brightness of the screen. It has a GUI with slider for controlling and runs when it is double clicked after marking it as executable. But we want to make a .deb ...
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package development tools [duplicate]

I have some source code, I would like to make into Debian packages for Ubuntu. its been quite some times since I made packages, and I am wondering if there are any really great tools out there to help ...
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Examples of multiple binary packages

I'm trying to include a preview of the new experimental Gtk+ 3 build of Inkscape in our PPA... I want to compile the upstream source using different compile-time options to generate two different ...
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HELP Tarball & Deb files install issues

How's it going I am fairly new to ubuntu and was trying to get several programs installed and realized that alot of the installations came in the form of tar and deb files. I have no idea how to ...
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why apt-get not use packages availabe in archives folder copied by aptoncd instead download again

I used aptoncd to creat .iso of installed packages and also add some packages not installed by apt-get ( i have .deb from previous install like vlc, apache2 etc). I am able to restore all packages ...
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How to put arch independent files into separated .deb package?

When you build a deb how do you make it so arch independent data such as plugin files to be packaged into a separated .deb?
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New Ubuntu/Linux user have some questions

I'm a new Linux/Ubuntu user came from Windows environment trying to figure my way into Linux and planning to make a full transition when i feel ready, and have some basic questions to make things ...
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How to remove deb repository? [duplicate]

when I run sudo apt-get update I have the following failed repositories W: Failed to fetch http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/dists/<raring>/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found ...
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Failed to build package

I run into a problem trying to build a package. Everything is OK except adding icon - I added this to rules file mkdir -p debian/fbmessenger/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps cp ...
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What Licenses am I allowed to use when selling Ubuntu wallpapers?

I am making Debian packages containing wallpapers that I want to sell through Canonical (https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/). Canonical does not (that I have found) list allowed licenses for ...
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how to package installed packages?

is there anyway to package the installed software on the system? i mean without going to/var/cache/apt.. and without downloading anything else, can i use a dpkg command to make a packages from all ...
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What are the names of all released versions of Ubuntu?

I'm working on an icon theme for GTK+ and I'm creating package in PPA and I want to know all the names of Ubuntu for packages. So far I've created deb packages for oneiric natty maverick lucid
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What is the systemctl equivalent

I am converting a package from .rpm to .deb using this tutorial. However, to test and debug the application I need to run it. The programs readme explains to run it as a service with: systemctl ...
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install google earth on ubuntu 12.10

I've tried several times to install Google Earth for Ubuntu 12.10 and keep getting installation errors - usually dependency errors. I've followed the instructions to a T, and still have yet to get a ...
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converting rpm file to debian fle

Please any one give the solution for this whenever I try to convert the rpm file to deb file I always get this problem error: /home/sumantakar/Documents/TestRPM.rpm: not an rpm package (or package ...
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Is there already any way to build/compile an Ubuntu SDK App?

Is there already any way to build/compile an Ubuntu SDK App? Maybe to an installable .deb-Package?
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Why is “INTEX SPEED 3G Installer.deb” not installing in ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04?

I have 'intex speed-3G V7.2' usb datacard. It is working well in 'ubuntu 10.04'. Double clicking on 'INTEX SPEED 3G Installer.deb' I have got an option 'Install Package'. I have installed it on ...
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Package Repository for ARM32

Is there a repository of .deb packages for 32-bit ARM architecture. I'm having issues compiling several gnome packages and I'd rather acquire the binaries directly.
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How can i make my .deb package replace a file in the system? [duplicate]

you know that you can't make a .deb package that replaces a file on the system which belong to another package, but i need to create a .deb package for the settings (gnome-settings,kde-settings, in ...
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DPKG installation error due to LZMA error

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I had recently upgraded the LMZA library to 4.43 which is the latest version. Ever since it gives error while installing few softwares and upgrades. It shows the ...
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Installing and keeping recompiled packages

There are a few packages I want to recompile on my system using a different compiler and flags. I've had no problems doing the following: $ apt-get --compile source <packagename> The problem ...
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should i install the .deb or .tar.gz? [duplicate]

Please pardon the elementary question. I'm going through this tutorial. I would like to install hadoop on vm ubuntu 64 bit. I would like to know whether I should be downloading the .deb file or ...
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Installing Crossover 11.3.1 .deb Fails

I keep getting the same messege every time i install a deb file: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/defer/__init__.py", line 489, in _inline_callbacks ...
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How can I batch convert .rpms to .debs in Ubuntu?

I want to install the daily current build of LibreOffice in Ubuntu but they only make it available in .rpms. I know I'm supposed to use Alien to convet .rpms to .debs but I can't find a command to ...
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Unpacking with dpkg incredibly slow

I'm experiencing a huge slow down during any installation with apt or "dpkg --install" whenever the installation comes to the point of unpacking something. For example, currently the system is ...
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What is present in a .deb file?

I downloaded google-chrome for Linux, it got downloaded as a .deb file in downloads folder. I changed the current directory to the downloads folder and ran "google-chrome" in terminal. It started ...
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can dpkg obtain the source code of a package?

apt-get source {some-package-name} gets the source code of that .deb. Can this be achieved with dpkg instead? Or with software-center?
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WPS Kingsoft not running

Installed WPS Kingsoft on my Ubuntu 12.10 64bit from a .deb package downloaded from omgubuntu but when I execute any for the three files (writer, spreadsheet or powerpoint) nothing happens. Anyone ...
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How to uninstall “LiveUSB” package? [duplicate]

I've installed the LiveUSB programme using the DEB file. What is the best way to remove the installer as I cannot find it in the software centre; is it just a python programme that can be deleted?