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

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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 32-...
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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 (at-...
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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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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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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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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 meta/package....
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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 exagear-guest-ubuntu-...
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How do I update a program installed from a manually-downloaded deb package?

I would like to update VirtualBox on my 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 machine from 4.3.26 to 4.3.28, using a Debian package I manually downloaded from here. But simply double-clicking the package opens up the ...
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How can I create a debian package for MediaWiki 1.25.1?

I would like to create an easily installable debian package (.deb file) for MediaWiki 1.25.1 as I know from personal experience that for web programming noobs like myself, installing MediaWiki can ...
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Is it possible to package installed software?

I was wondering if it is possible to make a package of installed software? I want to use modified software from my current installation on another one, so if possible, packaging it to install it on my ...
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Debian's Depend: tag doesn't work with apt-get

Package A_0.0_all.deb's control file contains a dependency on Package B 0.0: Depends: B (= 0.0) Package B_0.0_all.deb's control file has the version 0.0: Version: 0.0 Sitting in the same Debian ...
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How are software categorized in Ubuntu? [closed]

TO my Knowledge applications that I download from the software centre are .deb extension. But applications like apache server, inbuild python, JDK, Terminal, Vim, Gedit, and many more I dont think ...
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Safe to remove downloaded .deb packages after install?

I'm not sure if this has been asked as I couldn't find it under the search feature, but I recently upgraded my kernel and installed other .deb packages and was curious if the .deb file could be ...
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gdebi vs dpkg : How gdebi automatically gets missing dependancies ? can i use gdebi for all other installations of deb packages?

Recently i happened to reinstall my ubunut in to lubuntu 15.04.. So i was searching for skype installation..and got this nice tute IT was really cool .. what it did was download official package of ...
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How can I download deb from a PPA?

How can I download deb package from a PPA?
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Full Google Chrome removal

I installed Google Chrome from a .deb file, but for security reasons later removed it, but that appears not to have removed all of it (me purging it through apt, maybe this is because the file did not ...
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Can't Install Lightworks in KDE

Everytime i try to install lightworks i get. Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libtiff5 Please help!
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How can I know which options have been passed to ./configure while compiling / building a Debian package?

To close voters: This question is different from the question linked, because its scope is to find the options passed to ./configure during the building of a generic Debian package, not only to find ...
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`dpkg-query` and virtual packages: how to read or interpret `${Provides}`?

Background During my periodic auditing of installed packages, I encountered an error. For this auditing, an application generates a graph of installed packages, using dpkg-query. During this process, ...
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How to build .deb files of vim which support both python2 and python3 on Ubuntu14.04?

I tried this tutorial but when I ran the command dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc, it failed.... I don't know what's wrong. This is the log: Test results: test87 FAILED TEST FAILURE Makefile:49: recipe ...
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I've signed a deb package multiple times, now how can I remove a signature?

How can I remove signatures from a deb package signed with a gpg key by dpkg-sig? I have a particular apt repository that I've set up, which through research and testing led me to manually sign my ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 : Qt5 assistant not found

I am working on a system running Ubuntu 14.10 in which I have started programming on Qt5. Before for few months when I was working on Qt, I found that that QT-assistant tool really comes in handy. I ...
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apt-cache search <package> doesn't detected package built from source and installed using dpkg -i

Because I wanted to install some packages after building them with g++-4.9, I did: /usr/local/src $ sudo apt-get source --compile libmysql++3 /usr/local/src $ sudo apt-get souce --compile liblucene++...
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What is a '.orig.tar.xz' file in packaging?

I have recently started packaging a bash script of mine into a .deb file so that I can upload it to my PPA, and I have noticed a lot of talk about a file which seems to have been created from my ...
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Reproducing DEB packages of APT cache

I wanted to use Aptik to backup all my PPAs and packages, because at some point I may need to clean install Ubuntu (same version). But unfortunately, before knowing about Aptik I ran apt-get clean ...
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How to install a .deb file in Ubuntu-Touch?

How can I install a .deb file in Ubuntu-Touch?
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Searching for a better method/framework/anything to build deb packages

For those that have downvoted, if you care to let me know why, I can try to improve the question. I have been scouring the pipes for an official page on an officially sanctioned method of building ....
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I can't install .deb-packages

When I'm trying to install Opera browser, it just tells me that amd64 is the wrong architecture. What does that mean? WHat can I do?
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self created .deb package has versioning problems

I did my first steps in creating a PPA, containing a recent fossil version. I unpacked the tarball and ran bzr dh-make fossil 1.32 ../fossil-src-stable.tar.gz on it, editet the debian files till ...