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 deb package onto usb rescue drive?

After making a usb boot drive, how to add extra deb packages to it? Thanks. ==extra info== I create usb boot drive by following the instructions from SystemRescueCd. On a normal system, the extra ...
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Modified package builds fine with pbuilder-dist on my computer but fails on Launchpad PPA

I made a small modification to the gnutls28 package from trusty. Basically I re-enabled a disabled package (as trusty defaults to gnutls26). On my local Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit computer the build and all ...
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Where can I find an older Ubuntu version of Skype that still works with alsa?

Since version 4.3 of Skype, alsa is no longer supported in favour of pulseaudio. I need alsa because several USB webcams are known not to work with pulseaudio. Where can I download the last Ubuntu ...
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Were is the Debian package for Blender 2.70a?

In the official repository of Ubuntu and Debian is only the 2.6 version of Blender. I searched with Google to find a Debian package to download. But I found nothing.
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Issue in QT 5.2.1 app in linking libquazip.so library during making .deb package for ubuntu 14.04

I am making .deb package for the QT 5 .2.1 desktop app for ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have installed QT 5.2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 and made a demo app for the testing purpose in which I have used quazip ...
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What security differences are between click and .deb package?

Installing a random (nasty?) .deb can be dangerous because it will grant all privilege to the apps and daemon installed because the .deb has some configs asking to applied if the user valid his ...
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How to reverse engineer deb file?

Is it possible to reverse engineer or have a dry run of a deb package in order to see what files and directories it will deploy and perform other settings modifications? Sort of like list the ...
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rpm -q --verify --nouser --nogroup --nomode --nomtime PACKAGENAME

What is equivalent to following line in Ubuntu / Debian world ? Note: I have original .deb files and i want to check which files differs from original zimbra-*.deb for Z in $(rpm -qa | grep ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 folder sharing and package installation [closed]

I need to install few .deb packages to Ubuntu Server 14.04 running on VMplayer. I have the packages in Windows and trying to share the folder. Its not happening. I have updated VM tools. Tried many ...
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How can i install .deb files from terminal , i tried different ways in askubuntu [duplicate]

i am trying to install teamviewer and i am getting the following error and the entire process is as follows kittu@kittu-355V4C-356V4C-3445VC-3545VC:~$ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_linux_x64.debdpkg: ...
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Include Binary Files in DEB package

I need to build a DEB package from mainly Node.js Javascript files, but it should include some binary files as well. They are listed inside debian/source/include-binaries. Otherwise I get the error ...
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Can I make a package .deb from .tar.gz or .tar.bz2? [duplicate]

If I had an application with .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 extension can I transform it to a package .deb ?
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Creating a .deb that just places/updates config files?

I was surprised to not find more people asking this question, but so far I've only found one from a couple of years ago, with not much in the way of responses. First, some background on what I'm ...
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Grub2 mutual dependency issue

For various reasons I am installing .deb dependencies for grub2 using dpkg directly (rather than apt-get). root@ubuntu:/dl# dpkg -i grub-gfxpayload-lists_0.6_amd64.deb Selecting previously ...
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If I manually install a .deb file will the package manager take care of future updates? [duplicate]

If I download and install a .deb from a website and later that version, or a newer one, is added to the Ubuntu repositories, what happens? Will it update with the repository version, or remain with ...
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how to recompress a .deb package

I have a .deb file that needed to be altered. I have decompressed the .deb file and made the necessary changes. How to I re-compress the file back into a .deb file.
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Install Software with dpkg

I installed SME dpkg -i sme.deb, it installed it but I could not start it. However when I started the software center it told me that something was broken and it needed fixing, so I allowed it and ...
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I get “dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern” How to solve this?

I get "dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern" How to solve this? I did the following things Update the package index: sudo apt-get update Install libdigest-md5-file-perl deb package: sudo ...
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dependency not satisfiable fuse-utils

I have looked around and the answers for dependency problems seem to be specific but I am sorry if this has already been answered. I am trying to install storage made easy desktop client but when I ...
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missing a command during running alien to convert a .rpm - .deb

I need to generate this .rpm file with alien to .deb and then i need to sudo dpkg -i the.deb file But in terminal it does not show me it has converted it. Im sure its a small command that im not ...
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debian package creation without a configure script

I've been trying to package an in house code project but have been having trouble. I can create a package, but the actual binaries are not installed when I run sudo dpkg -i ...
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Where are .deb files located?

When we install a package in Ubuntu using apt-get install, where can we find the .deb files ? I installed Python using this method but I did not find its .deb file in /var/cache/apt/archive/.
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What is the difference between a deb package and a binary package? [duplicate]

I am not sure if it's true to say when you download a package from Ubuntu repository, then that it will be a debian package and if you download only a tar file and use make command to install it, than ...
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How to create directory and change it's owner with the deb package

I need to create deb package that will create directory for logs. I want to create directory /var/logs/my_package and to change it's owner to my_user. In the docs there is information that I can ...
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Why not all Linux packages/software come in .deb format? [closed]

A .deb package is very easy to install, just like .exe in Windows, simply double click and install via USC. I wonder why some developers choose formats like .tar.gz (it scares the hell out of me) ...
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Automatically install package dependencies with terminal [duplicate]

I have a .deb file in my downloads folder than i need to install with a bunch of dependencies. What is a command that will install the package with the dependencies. I know this is probably a ...
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unable to generate .deb file using make deb-pkg?

I am trying to build my linux source tree. I used following steps : sudo make clean sudo make localmodconfig sudo make menuconfig sudo make deb-pkg But after completion I was not able to see any ...
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There is an alternative to launchpad for a deb repository?

I'm curious to know if there is a real alternative to Launchpad for a developer who wants to build his own repository.
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How can I get “delta” packages to optimize apt-get upgrade downloads?

I have recently installed Fedora in VirtualBox and noticed that they use Delta-RPM packages, which help dramatically reduce downloading sizes. Also I heard that Gentoo uses some delta packages. Would ...
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Problem with deb installation

I converted minetest-classic-1402.00-src.tar.bz2 to minetest-classic_1402.00-1_all.deb using the software alien in the terminal, using the command, sudo alien -k minetest-classic-1402.00-src.tar.bz2 ...
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What's the equivalent of rpm -qc PACKAGE_NAME in Ubuntu?

# rpm -qc PACKAGE_NAME lists the configuration files contained in that RPM package, in a Red Hat-like OS. What's it's equivalent command in an Ubuntu/Debian-based OS?
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How does update work with programs installed from .deb file

I'm having some difficulties exactly understanding how the the whole update thing work in linux (Ubuntu) and good practice for installing software. I understand I have a /etc/apt/sources.list file ...
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How to autostart a daemon after installation?

I'm writing a daemon and packaging it up but I want the daemon to run after install. Is there a way to make the daemon run after it gets installed?
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How can I create a deb package with 'folders' and files in it

I have some files that need to be installed in /usr/share/wallpapers when the deb package is installed. I have created the changelog, control files etc however I dont know how to put the files in it. ...
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Packaging precompiled program: file list not found

I'm trying to package an already compiled set of binaries including doc, header files, usage examples, etc... The installation instruction of the original binaries recommends to just copy all files ...
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Packing a .deb package correctly

I'm trying to create a debian package of the TIGCC, a C compiler for TI Calculators in correspondence with it's main developer, who is using Fedora and thus can only create and test RPMs. I've got ...
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How to find top-level dependencies in a list of deb packages?

Suppose I have a list of packages: foo libfoo bar baz quux And suppose foo requires libfoo and bar, and baz requires quux. I want a way to put in that list, and get out this list: foo baz I.e. ...
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How can I include files in a debian package for use in the postinst script?

Recently after performing an upgrade, and hence having to redo some of the manual configuration changes I'd performed, e.g. to configs in /etc or /usr/share, I decided I'd be more strict with myself ...
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“package mysql-server is not installed” even when it is installed

I am trying to install a deb package running the command dpkg -i code/mydeb.deb it gives an error saying dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openmrs: openmrs depends on ...
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Installing trusty packages in saucy

the version of yate in saucy is giving me issues with pulseaudio and wanted to install a newer version, so I installed all the required debs from trusty to make yate-qt4 work. I have not run into any ...
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When downloading source packages from ubuntu what is the difference between *orig.tar.bz2 and *6ubuntu2.3.debian.tar.gz

I'm taking a look at perl in the ubuntu packages and on the right panel under "Download Source Package" I noticed 3 files http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/perl [perl_5.14.2-6ubuntu2.3.dsc] ...
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installing .deb file without internet connection without software centre [duplicate]

i want to install OS uninstaller i have its .deb file and the two other dependency files(.deb) required for it but when i try to install the dependency file in the liveUSB the software center opens ...
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Decompile source .deb package to post it on launchpad [closed]

I want to upload .deb package from this solution to my launchpad repository, so that I could automate the process of installing specific packages for my laptop. A brief insight into the package ...
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Find packages which files got deleted or missing after installation

I just accidentally did rm -r /var but luckily managed to ^C it before more damages were done. Is there way to find out all packages which files got deleted in the location so I can reinstall them? % ...
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How to create a deb package for a python3 script?

I have one Python file, main.py. I would like to be able to make a .deb package from it, and then be able to run main.py by typing the package name from the terminal. It is written in Python 3, so the ...
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Can I call other dpkg or apt-* commands within my preinst scripts?

As part of my custom (in-house) .deb file that will be deployed to Ubuntu 12.04 devices, I need to add several PPA repositories, run apt-get update, and then install packages from those PPAs. Can ...
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How can I create a deb from binaries?

I have a few binary files: foo, bar.so, and foo.lnk. I want to make a deb that will extract foo to /usr/share/foo/foo, bar to that same directory, and foo.lnk to /usr/share/applications. I dont want ...
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VFS 495 finger print reader not working in Ubuntu

I have HP Probook 450 and it has integrated finger print reader VFS 495 from Validity Inc. I have Linux drivers from the HP site. Now I want to make it work it in Ubuntu. The drivers are in rpm format ...
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Backporting Qt 4.8.4: Circular dependencies of qtchooser

I'm trying to backport the latest Qt packages (4.8.4) to Precise, using Launchpad. This worked well for the qt4-x11 packages but now I also need qtchooser which does not exist in 12.04. Trying to ...
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Why script doesn't see envvar while installing via Ubuntu Software Center?

I have a .deb package with configuration script which reads some environmental variable. This variable is added to /etc/environment file, and the system was rebooted. When I install the package from ...