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

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How to install rpm package without converting into deb

When I am trying to convert rpm into deb, following warnings appeared: warning: libgmt-devel-4.5.9-3.mga4.i586.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 80420f66: NOKEY warning: ...
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ia32-libs won't install on ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I need the ia32-libs packages because Petalinux SDK requires it. I have just updated to Ubuntu 15.10 today, and now it won't let me install this package. I've installed it before on Ubuntu 15.04, so ...
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How do you access control file information?

Is there a way for the postinst, pre, etc. scriptlets to access the information in the Debian control file when installing? e.g. Package: name Version: 0.1-1 Depends: ...
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How does apt-get purge work? Why it couldn't remove broken package in one pass?

I've tried installing droidcam to solve another question following instruction here: Install DroidCam (Wireless Android Webcam) Client In Ubuntu Via PPA The installation fails with post-script error, ...
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Installing libpcre 3.35.X on ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to upgrade the version of cppcheck that is available on ubuntu from 1.68 to 1.70. However, after downloading the DEB archive, I cannot install it because of a dependency on libpcre3. $ sudo ...
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How to add my own .deb file to my local mirror to use with apt?

I've created a full local mirror of the 14.04 repositories using apt-mirror and connect to it over LAN using apache. I have adapted my sources.list file on the machine that I wish to update from the ...
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get URI's of g++ dependencies [duplicate]

I have g++ installed on my computer, I have another computer that doesn't have any connection to the internet. and I need to install g++ on that computer. my question is- how can I get a list of ...
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how to upgrade python setuptools > 12.2 on ubuntu 15.04

The apt package seems to be 12.2 If I run sudo pip install -U setuptools the version seems to still be stuck at 12.2 $ python >>> import pkg_resources >>> r = ...
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Lintian error: source-is-missing while building deb package for ubuntu

I'm trying to build a deb package for a software. I'm following this tutorial for the same. When trying to build the package using bzr builddeb -- -us -uc, I'm getting a lot of lintian errors for ...
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Unable to update desktop app on Ubuntu Software center

There was a good time where sending only a .deb package was sufficient enough to publish/update your Ubuntu desktop apps. Things have changed since about a year or more and now updating is a real mess ...
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Attempt to install libimobiledevice-1.2.0 throws error: “libimobiledevice4 missing files (usr/lib/*/*.so.4*), aborting”

I'm building and installing libimobiledevice 1.2.0 following the instructions at: libimobiledevice 1.2 (iOS 8 Support) for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty but I keep getting the error: libimobiledevice4 missing ...
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How to run python script installed after converting to .deb?

I installed a python script using the instruction of @STAlfas' answer in How do I create deb package for only single python script? It worked correctly, (I think so). But I don't know how to run it. ...
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SYnaptics wants to redownload already downloaded deb packages

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop from scratch. Now, after installing system, I wanted to update the system as well as install other applications which I use. So, I did an sudo apt-get ...
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How to create .deb package of my JavaFx application?

I've built an application using JavaFx. Now I want to make a .deb package of my application to use it into Ubuntu/Debian platform. How can I do it?
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how do you create a “signed” deb package

I want to create a number of deb packages, but I don't know how "signing" packages works. So I was wondering how to create a signed deb package.
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How to include postinst file with bzr builddeb?

I have built a package for Ubuntu using the Ubuntu Packaging Guide. That worked fine until the point that I wanted to configure the package after installation. Usually debian packages get a postinst ...
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while making debian package from source i'm seeing the error

While making Debian package I'm seeing the below error. ubuntu@ip-10-232-76-3:/opt/uat/elasticsearch-1.4.4$ sudo dpkg-buildpackage -b -rfakeroot -us -uc dpkg-buildpackage: warning: using a ...
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How to write a Debian/rule to copy the file to its target?

I'm able to create a deb package. Now, I want to write a Debian rule to copy the file to its target. For example, a script should be copied to /etc/init.d be executed after installation. Note: I ...
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dpkg-buildpackage: dpkg-source: no upstream tarball found

I'm trying to untar the files and try to create deb package. This is for my testing purpose. My intention for this testing is, I would like to just provide a folder which contains data to install, and ...
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Is it necessary or advised to have devscripts in debian/control Build-Depends?

debuild is provided by the devscripts package. Is it compulsory or advised to have devscripts in the Build-Depends line in the debian/control file? Do the official Debian packaging manuals write ...
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dependency problems prevent configuration of energytycoon

On a virtual ubuntu box (15.04) I am trying to install a debian package using the following command sudo dpkg -i energytycoon_release1_package.deb which results in some errors: Selecting ...
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Custom debian package is empty

I'd like to create a custom debian .deb package for some in-house scripts and things. I'm having the same issues as described by by in the thread Unable to create custom debian package on this site ...
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Any Dream Journal/Diary software?

I remember reading about an open-sourced company that developed dream journal software, I think I remember downloading it after i had upgraded to 12.04. Does anyone know if anything exists today, for ...
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Text editor installed via deb, but not shown in “open with” menu

I made deb installer. Text editor ok installed. It has category "editors" in deb file. Why it's not shown in "Open with" menu (Ubuntu 14.04)? even in Other applications. Maybe fix my deb file? (I ...
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Build individual package from multi package control file

I have a control file with multiple packages defined in it. Is it possible to build only one of the packages? For example; Source: debconf Section: admin Priority: optional ... Package: debconf-doc ...
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Creating deb file using Create deb file using debreate package builder

I have created deb file using debreate package builder for LUbuntu 14.04. After installing deb file two options are there Reinstall and Uninstall. It is working fine but when after reboot both the ...
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How to build a 32-bit deb file on a 64-bit machine?

I have followed this answer to get the build dependencies for what I am building, and then actually compile the source and build it into a deb file, however I am needing to create a deb file for ...
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Install NVIDIA drivers through .deb files

So sometime ago I remember installing a NVIDIA driver through a .deb file instead of having the Terminal with .run files and it was a lot faster and the end result is the same. There was an PPA ...
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I installed a version of Apache newer than what's in the repos. Will it be checked for updates?

I'm confused about how the package management system works in the case I'm about to describe. I found similar questions on askubuntu but I don't understand the system well enough to apply what I read ...
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RPM's EPOCH, in DEB terms [duplicate]

In RPM, there is a (much maligned, but nonetheless it is there) field called EPOCH, used to override a version stream with lower numbering. It is a source of constant trouble, but in the cases where ...
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Adding path to PATH environment variable using bash script in /etc/environment [duplicate]

I need to add path to my executable application to PATH environment variable. Because I need to add path during .deb package installation, I should use postinst script in debian package. After reading ...
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Set a local repo in order apt-get to handle .deb dependecies

I am trying to do something, which I have already done on .rpm distributions, on Fedora more exactly. Basically I want to create a local repository, which I can put a .deb file in, so that apt-get can ...
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How to make an app run as a daemon on Ubuntu when installed?

I have a Java app - although the answer here should be the same regardless of whether it is Java, Ruby, Python, etc. - that I would like to distribute in such a way that when devops folk go to install ...
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Deploy application with Qt5 to 12.04

I need to deploy my application which is depend on Qt5.x. No problem with that on 14.04+, but for 12.04 users there is seems to be no way to get qt5 from standard package repository. I'd like to pack ...
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Using dch to increment release number without a suffix?

I'm building my software into a deb package using the standard devscripts, and I would like to use dch to automatically increment the release number for non-source code changes (i.e. packaging changes ...
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Relink dependencies dpkg

I removed a self-compiled .deb-package (OpenCV) by using dpkg -r --force-depends. I have done that this way because another package (ROS) have some dependencies on it. The purpose was just to ...
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what-source (part of what-utils) returns package name two times

On my Ubuntu 14.04.2, what-source returns two times the package name for some packages, e.g. ~$ what-source openssl openssl openssl or ~$ what-source firefox firefox firefox Is this normal ...
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How to prepare my program for Launchpad

I wrote Python program and made DEB (https://github.com/CyberTailor/vk-stats/releases/download/0.9/vk-stats_0.9-1_all.deb). Now, I want to upload this package to Launchpad, but it doesn't accept DEB ...
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Ubuntu Software Center: The upload does not appear to be a valid click package

I'm trying to upload an application to the Ubuntu Software Center and have encountered this error when uploading the .deb file: The upload does not appear to be a valid click package. What is the ...
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Conditional file and directory installation in `.deb` Packages

Is it possible to create a binary .deb package with conditional files and directories installation (e.g. installation of an init script in /etc/init.d/ after being confirmed by the user)?
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Packaging files into a .deb package

I'd like to package up my program's source code into a .deb package. I've looked into many different packing guides, but all of them suppose that you know where you want your files placed in the ...
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creating a deb package to install extension

I want to create a deb package that will install this and that extensions. I want to automate the steps of adding the extension to LibreOffice and Firefox. How do I create a package for this?
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Ubuntu Installed ISO Copy or Deb installers [duplicate]

People have asked these questions in the past, but a lot of the software that makes a complete back up of an installed ubuntu are DEAD. I need easy quick help on how to make a complete back up of my ...
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Does an application need root permissions if it modifies files in the “/” directory?

I'm creating a program for Ubuntu that involves creation of files within the folder where the code is present. What I want to know is: When a .deb package is installed, where do the contents go? If a ...
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Copy directory on destination machine during .deb installation in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit

I just want to copy directory (which contains some files) on destination machine during .deb installation at path /opt/myProjectName in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. Right now I am successfully able to ...
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How to get deb packages for Ubuntu wallpapers

Where I can found all the desktop wallpapers deb packages of all the versions of Ubuntu releases? However I've found deb package of Ubuntu wallpaper contest 14.04 Trusty Tahr on web previously with ...
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Is there a proper procedure to include $PREFIX (and other variables) in debian/package.install?

I'm trying to convert an existing debian/rules file of a package to use debhelper. The current rules file employs rules which specify an installation prefix (via a variable). Is there a way for me ...
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install wikidpad

How can I install WikiDPad? I know I have ran it before on ubuntu 14.10 and now I want to run it on 15.04. I have looked for .debs or a ppa for it but I don't know whether to trust the sources that I ...
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How do I repackage a .deb for Ubuntu Snappy?

// , I want to convert some Ubuntu software in .deb, specifically guake, to packages for Ubuntu Snappy*. According to the documentation on the Ubuntu dev tools, All metadata lives in ...
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does anyone know how to install exagear desktop on chromebook with xfce ubuntu?

I'm having problems with Exagear can someone help me? I use the terminal and every thing nothing works. I use this command and I keep getting this error: sudo dpkg -i ...