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

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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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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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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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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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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?
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Make a Debian Package (.deb) from a Qt Project

I did several projects on Qt Creator and I would like to distribute them in an installable format (in this case, Debian Packages). More info about my Qt installation (and my system): Qt version ...
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How can I get a package update in the repositories?

I use a software (Anki) which is in version 0.9.9.8.6-2.1 in the Debian repository and in version 1.2.11-1 in the Ubuntu repository. Quite a lot has changed meanwhile (changelog). The latest version ...
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Where do deb packages install to

I installed a deb package via the commandline like this: sudo dpkg -i dbeaver_2.1.0_i386.deb I want to install some drivers for the software and to do so I need to place them in the root directory ...
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Where can I download the deb installer of MyUnity?

I'm an Ubuntu 12.04 complete offline user. I need MyUnity tool to change the fonts of Ubuntu. Can anyone give me the offline installer?
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How to install Texmaker 4.0.1 (released a few days ago)?

I'm new to LaTeX, but want to get started for real; settled for Texmaker; now checked the version (and changelog) and noticed a discrepancy between what I've got installed (3.4) and what's been ...
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convert rpm to deb failed install maya [duplicate]

When i use alien convert rpm to deb, it doesn't work. here is feedback. maya version: hotfix4 Ubuntu: 11.10 LANG=C rpm -qp --queryformat %{NAME} 'Maya2012_0_64-2012.0-499.x86_64.rpm' LANG=C ...
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reupload package to launchpad with orig.tar.gz changed

I uploaded a package geos-3.3.8.orig.tar.gz to launchpad with success, but the build failed because a mistake in the source code, then I have changed my geos-3.3.8.orig.tar.gz with the right code, and ...
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Unable to install .deb on Ubuntu Software Center

I downloaded Dropbox .deb from https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx and the Google Voice Chat plugin from https://www.google.com/chat/video but when I click on the .deb files they open in Ubuntu ...
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What would cause files not to be included in a .deb?

I'm trying to build a .deb package (python) as part of a larger project. I'm able to successfully run 'make' and 'make install' on it, but when the package(s) are built (using dpkg-buildpackage ...
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11.10 file extension

what file extensions does ubuntu 11.10 use ? i am trying to install google chrome. in google chrome site there are two types of files available for Ubuntu ".deb" and ".rpm" i downloaded both, but ...
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I can't update Ubuntu 12.04

Okay so my problem is, I tried to install Machinarium from a Humble Bundle. I downloaded the .deb and installed it using the Ubuntu Software Centre. Everything seemed to go fine until I got the alert ...
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What is a tainted binary package?

Using dpkg I created some debian packages containing self-written libraries that install without problems. But when I try to run lintian on one of them, I just get the following error: warning: ...
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Stick with package version [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable per-package updates? I love Clementine, but the 1.1 version removed a crucial feature. I'd like to stick with the 1.0 version installed via a downloaded .deb package. Can I ...
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Are USC applications allowed to install .desktop files?

Ubuntu's official site for developers says: Technical requirements: In order for your application to be distributed in the Software Centre it must: Be in one, self-contained directory when ...
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FPM fails while trying to make a deb - No parameters given

This is a 2-part question really. The first part is to try and find out why FPM isn't working, the second is to find out if FPM is the answer in the first place... Background: I've patched some ...
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How to move a file between deb packages?

For example, imagine we have two packages: banana.deb and banana-common.deb. Inside banana.deb, we have some file banana.data, that is quite big and changes rarely. Both packages are currently at ...
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Unable to install steam [duplicate]

Ok so recently I logged into tf2 and saw that it supported linux. I'll be completely honest with you, first I was in it for the little penguin but after installing linux I'm actually starting to like ...
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When I try to click on Steam_latest.deb nothing happens?

I downloaded the file and when I click it nothing happens?
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Ubuntu cant open .deb files - how can I correct this?

I've downloaded Ubuntu because my Windows 7 kept showing a black screen with a cursor on it and and wouldn't boot up properly. So I thought that maybe Linux would work. It worked perfectly but I ...
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How can I check the checksum of an installed deb package against the same package in the repository?

Suppose someone got root access to my machine and replaced some files, e.g. Warning: The command '/bin/which' has been replaced by a script: /bin/which: POSIX shell script text executable Warning: ...
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What's the equivalent of “rpm -q whatrequires”?

Wonder that I could not find the deb equivalent of rpm -q whatrequires <installed package> All I can find is either the equivalent of rpm -q requires or the whatrequires for a yet to be ...
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Can I get .deb packages for LXDE?

Is there any way I can download LXDE and all its related packages as .deb packages? I had done this with Synaptic but since there's no Synaptic on 12.10, can this be done with apt-get? Thanks
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Splitting a large package into smaller ones/upgrade path for users?

I maintain a couple of large packages that we use internally and starting with the next release I would like to split those into smaller packages. These packages are already installed in a number of ...
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How to package shared library in deb packages

My application uses some shared libraries, which i need to package with the binary, and as per Debian Policy Rules It is recommended that supporting files and run-time support programs that do not ...
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How do I resolve Debian packaging issue with ${python:Depends}?

I am trying to build a python-based Debian package and I see the ${python:Depends} variable under the Depends section in the control file. While installing, I see that it refers to the ...
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Software center states “The package is of bad quality” - what does it mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “bad quality” package? I'm trying to author a .deb package, and with the one I have now, when I install it on Ubuntu 12.10 I get the next error: The package ...
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Change / Choose install path for a .deb

I would like to know if it is possible to choose where a .deb file will be installed, or if it is possible to move it after the installation to another directory without troubles for the app. I am ...
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multiple hadoop-env.sh with .deb hadoop package

this QuickStart guide mentions configuring JAVA_HOME in hadoop-env.sh. This is supposed to be located in the hadoop installation directory. However, I installed this from a 1.0.4 .deb package on ...
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Why am I getting “Command 'deb' not found”?

I have come across several installation instructions that include the command deb. But it appears that this command is not available on my installation. Where can I get this command? Is there a ...