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

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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 to install Autodesk Smoke / Flame on Ubuntu?

I'd like to install Autodesk Smoke & Flame on Ubuntu, I got a Linux version, but it's only for redhat (rpm), I used alien to convert the rpms do debs, but installation does'nt realy work. And ...
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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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GDB can not be installed because of dependency on libpython3.4.2

I am on 14.04.1 64bit and trying to install GDB version 7.9. First I tried to build from source but I got errors all over the place. Now I got the deb package and it also can not be installed because ...
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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 create a deb package with older libs

I was trying to create a deb package but it has some dependencies who I did not find on software center, one of them is libqtmultimedia4. How could I create this package? May I include the lib in the ...
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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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Prompt the user to overwrite/compare config file own repo/package

I created my own repository so I can provide a newer version of a package than the one the Ubuntu repository currently holds. I'm using reprepro and fpm to create the .deb package. The issue that I'm ...
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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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Unable to upgrade or install anything! (error code 1)

Basically I am unable to upgrade/install anything and there is a 'no-entry' sign on my taskbar. I believe the culprit is /var/cache/apt/archives/click_0.4.38.5-0~457~ubuntu14.10.1_amd64.deb 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 ...
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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 ...
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Use of deb in Singular installation

Just switched to ubuntu 14. I tried to install Singular (CA system) without success. Here the owner manual Step-by-step instructions for Ubuntu 14.04: Add gpg key: wget ...
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How can I publish my deb files to custom url?

I've seen that some software can be deployed a "deb url" like deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main The "deb url" could be added via: sudo add-apt-repository "deb ...
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dpkg-checkbuilddeps fail to recognize installed packages

I'm trying to build a package which depends (build depends) on several other packages. For some reason dpkg-checkbuilddeps shows some dependencies as if they were not installed, while in practice, ...
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Qt 5.4 supported .so files come with default Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty or not

I am able to make deb file of Qt 5.2.1 app but not Qt 5.4 app in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 64 bit. I have seen that Qt .so files present at the path /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ are Qt 5.2.1 compatible not ...
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Does installing a deb file add to repository list? [duplicate]

For example I want to install Google Chrome via deb file. Will it be added to my repository list for apt-get update and apt-get upgrade? If not, how would I go about updating it and other software ...
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What's the best tool to install deb packages? [closed]

Also what's the safest sites to get Ubuntu deb packages?
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Where can I get Remastersys?

I have been wanting to make a customized re-distributable distro for my LUG for a while, and just came across the info on Remastersys. Looks perfect, but the site is no longer in existence. I've ...
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What is the difference between a Snappy apps and Charms (and click)

I have heard that the system in use to package and install apps in sandboxes on ubuntu is the click package on the desktopNext and phone/tablet. If I have understood well, a snappy ubuntu core apps, ...
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How to force HUD ( zeitgeist? ) to re-scan? [duplicate]

So I just installed something via a .deb file and I see no reason why I should have to close all of my apps and log out to get it to show up in the HUD. Is there a command that tells the HUD to check ...
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unable to install .deb file through terminal [duplicate]

I'm in confusion because I'm not getting my eclipse even after installing. I downloaded .tar.gz file of eclipse. Then I generated .deb file using command: sudo alien -d eclipse.tar.gz Then I tried to ...
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Unable to install .deb files [duplicate]

I am recently change from Kubuntu to Xubuntu. I think some files might be deleted. I am trying to install Vlc Player and other .deb packages it throws following error. Please help Error: ...
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How to install programs from a .deb file, like apt-get install supertux

I am an maintainer for a lot of computers in my town running ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 with mate desktop, this is to help people just having a computer that just works :), and i cannot make them all do ...
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Can Stand-alone deb packages be updated?

I've downloaded and installed a deb package of Ubuntu Tweak from its website: http://ubuntu-tweak.com/. Is there a way to watch for updates for the package like packages which are in a repository?
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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GWOffice wont install

Does anyone have GWOffice working? I can't seem to get sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tombeckmann/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install gwoffice Working. It seems there isn't any package ...
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package “state” vs “selection state”

All answers that I read, suggest listing/saving package selection states. i.e. dpkg --get-selections But the selection state could be different from actual. So why use that? Is it just because ...
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How to require oracle java when creating a .deb package?

I wrote a small BTRFS GUI in Oracle Java 8. I want to package it but I don't know how to specify that the software needs Oracle Java 8 (JRE) under the Control file.
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how to create a debian package to install a python module

I came across this answer: How do I create a deb package for a single python script? Which is extremely helpful and well detailed. I have everything except the install file. In that post the user ...
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Wrongly installed google chrome 32-bit version, what can I do now?

I downloaded google chrome 32-bit version deb file and then use ubuntu software center (following How to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04?) but it doesnt work then I noticed that I made a ...
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How to use joy2key in Ubuntu 14.04 with Binding of Isaac Linux?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have encountered this strange issue with Binding of Isaac and joy2key. The problem is, that I seem not to be able to connect joy2key and Isaac, which were installed ...
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How to create debian package for a java project? [duplicate]

I have written a small gui for btrfs called TimeTraveler. And export it as .jar file. How do I package it as a .deb file for Ubuntu?
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Building deb package gives fakeroot debian/rules clean gave error exit status 2

I am trying to create my first deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. After this command - dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot it stops with the following error - dpkg-shlibdeps: error: no ...
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Deb package created using fpm but giving error while depackaging

I created a deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi using fpm. The package was successfully created but on de-packaging on another system it gives me the following error : dpkg: warning: ...