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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
0answers
229 views

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Suppose someone got root access to my machine and replaced some files, e.g. Warning: The command '/bin/which' has been replaced by a script: /bin/which: POSIX shell script text executable Warning: ...
3
votes
1answer
491 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
523 views

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
3
votes
2answers
25 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
266 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
409 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
463 views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
12k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

How do I specify a string to display in the Ubuntu software-center when creating a package with dpkg-deb?

When I open *.deb packages downloaded from the internet in the Ubuntu software-center, it displays a "nice" name for the package (including upper- and lowercase, spaces, special characters, ...). ...
2
votes
1answer
147 views

Automated package build service

I´m using Bacula for backuping my servers and clients, but the versions of bacula in the official repository are very old. So I compiled and installed all the components by myself. But that was very ...
1
vote
1answer
464 views

how to install g++ and openJDK from .deb package [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? I have recently started using ubuntu 12.04 for my dell inspiron 5500 15r. I want to install g++ and ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

create PPA source package from existing .deb package

i wanna modify some files in .deb package and upload it to my PPA, is that possible and how to ? Thanks in advance
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Make a .deb for a Node.js application

How I make a .deb for a Node.js application that installs Node.js and its required npm modules on dpkg -i? Which is the place in the filesystem where I have to put this application? ...
1
vote
2answers
641 views

Where are the deb files downloaded by Software center and the update manager stored?

I want to know where the deb files that are downloaded during the installation from the software center are stored. Its easy to download I know, but here in my country, bandwidths are extreemly ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Where to get Aegisub?

Where can I get new Aegisub? Ubuntu reps have only 2.1.9 which is VERY buggy (it doesn't support cyrillic lower case, it's unaceptable for me). I found only source, but I'm not sure, that I can do ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Getting .deb package dependencies for an offline Ubuntu computer through Windows

Basically I want to "batch" download a .deb file and all its dependencies at once on a Windows 7 machine (of which I do not have admin access, it is a public computer.) I've seen plenty of Ubuntu ...
3
votes
1answer
481 views

Why do signed deb packages say they're not authenticated when copied to my private deb repo?

Quick Version I have set up a private deb repository and copied some signed deb packages into it. I have installed the signing key locally. However when I try to install from the repo I get this ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

How to publish your key used to sign deb packages so you will be able to use your repository from any machine?

I am looking for a solution that would prevent me from seeing things like: W: GPG error: http://updates.example.com lenny Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public ...
0
votes
1answer
491 views

Connection made via sakis3g not recognised by software center

I have used sakis3g to connect to internet as network manager is not able to make a connection although it recognizes the modem.But the problem is many software including pidgin and software center ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Easy way to install CrashPlan

Is there a .deb file, repo, PPA, or anything to install CrashPlan other than the non-standard install.sh file? I have fish as my shell, and I had to mess around a lot and finally use chsh first ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

unstripped binary or object creating debian package

I'm new to package creation and I'm trying to create a .deb package and keep getting 'unstripped-binary-or-object' on all my libraries and executables. I have everything setup in the directory tree ...
3
votes
1answer
139 views

How does the PPA fit into the scenario of publishing an application to the Ubuntu Software Center?

I've been going through docs for the past couple of hours but I haven't understood what the PPA is? I have a cross-platform Java application that I'd like to publish to the Ubuntu Software Center. My ...
2
votes
1answer
405 views

Do I need to install Network Manager for Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 64 LiveUSB

I have Alcatel Speedtouch ADLS USB modem and I have been trying to figure out how to set it up. I finally found a page explaining it simply. But the Network Manager program link doesn't work. I think ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

How do I create a .deb file?

Yes, I know that this question has been asked many times before, but none of the answers really helped. I'd like to package the Minecraft launcher (which has no proprietary code, AFAIK,) into a .deb ...
0
votes
1answer
463 views

Ubuntu Software Center downloads something when installing from a .deb file

I wanted to install winusb from http://congelli.eu/prog_info_winusb.html I downloaded the deb file, the latest was available for precise(I amrunning 12.10) I opened the .deb file(390 kb) in Ubuntu ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

How to create a .deb file just for copying certain icons and one javascript file to particular locations?

Okay,So I have wasted my whole day and still unable to figure out how to do that the easy way.I have been to the debian land and ubuntu packaging land.I have read about equivs and various other ways ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

How to convert .tar.gz etc to .deb format using ubucompilator/checkinstall? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiling source into a DEB package I have some tarballs I want to convert into Debian packages. I usually use gdebi to install .debs but tarballs are difficult for me ...
1
vote
1answer
691 views

Package linux-headers-3.7.0-999 is not installed [closed]

When trying to install the three amd64 debs for the 3.7.0 kernel from: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/daily/2012-10-22-quantal/ I get this error: dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

how do I reinstall a .deb package without the file in 12.04

I have rosegarden installed via *.deb and I need to reinstall it. how do I do that in 12.04? Help please!
3
votes
2answers
380 views

DEB installer - Dependency Checks

Using a third-party install generation tool, I created a .deb package for my application. There are several dependencies that are required to be present on user’s Linux OS for my application to run ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How to convert RPM package to a format meaningful to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using a special program that has only .rpm version available as installer. As I need to run it on Ubuntu, Is there a way to install it in Ubuntu?
1
vote
1answer
7k views

Where to download Broadcom STA .deb file?

Situation: I don't have wireless access through Ubuntu due to needing the Broadcom STA driver for my wireless card. I don't currently have access to a physical (cabled) connection that will allow my ...
2
votes
1answer
208 views

How can I include a custom command in deb file, to be executed at the end of installation?

Well, I like to mark /usr/bin/program.sh as executable using following command: chmod +x /usr/bin/program.sh I want the above command to be executed at the end of installation of the Debian ...
1
vote
2answers
161 views

How to download once and update all computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? Best way to cache apt downloads on a LAN? maybe this will be a duplicate post, but I've found ...
5
votes
1answer
316 views

How can I create a .deb file that adds a repository to sources.list.d?

I want to start sharing .deb files that automatically add new repos to an Ubuntu installation (like the ones present in puppetlabs.com). How can I do that?
2
votes
0answers
2k views

I have a rpm file how do I convert to deb file for running on ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and manage RPMs? I have a *.rpm file that I like to install on Ubuntu. Is it possible to convert a *.rpm to *.deb package?
-1
votes
3answers
672 views

Storing deb packages on local media [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? Is there a way to store deb packages (all or a specific version of package) on a local media (dvd, usb ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Do .deb installed apps get updates?

So this might be very silly question for users, but I am quite new to Ubuntu and want to know this. Do .deb installed apps get updates? For example: I have Opera installed with using .deb will it get ...
2
votes
1answer
304 views

Will Quickly applications work on Debian?

I have created an Ubuntu applications using Quickly, but I am wondering if the .deb package that Quickly has created will work on Debian. Do Quickly applications work only on Ubuntu?
2
votes
1answer
517 views

How to cd to where I extracted a package, and run dpkg-deb -D?

I am following the step-by-step instructions on how to install ThinkPad Fan Control here but I could not get past this step (seen below): Open a terminal and run this command: Code: ...
3
votes
1answer
628 views

Is it possible to cross-compile .deb files using debhelper? How?

I have a package (Dymo CUPS drivers in this instance) that I need to compile to a .deb file to include in a private network's repositories. The source itself is sufficiently architecture independent ...
0
votes
1answer
326 views

Cannot install LibreOffice 3.6 from binary

So, I downloaded the main installer for LibreOffice 3.6 from the official website, because it hasn't yet arrived in PPA. Followed the instructions just as the ReadMe file suggests (navigate to the ...
0
votes
2answers
655 views

Are the deb files stored in /var/cache important?

I have nearly 800 MB of .deb files in cache folder .... I went through other posts related to this query but I wan not convinced. Should I just save all theses files somewhere ? I guess it won't ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

Installing from Local Dependencies?

I have a folder with all dependencies needed for my program (gimp) in a folder. I don't have internet connection on that System. How can i install Gimp Dependencies from that Folder. Note: All ...
5
votes
1answer
216 views

What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts?

I did have used Microsoft Windows since Windows 98 to Windows 7. I have found lots of security vulnerabilities by myself about how viruses, worms, spyware etc. compromises the system. Microsoft ...
0
votes
1answer
423 views

How can I make a .deb file from a bash script? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries I've made a bash script and stored it in /usr/local/bin. In the future, I'd like to get this bash script in /usr/local/bin ...
0
votes
2answers
144 views

Where can I get a list of .deb packages on the alternate CD?

I'd like to install Ubuntu in my computer. I learned that if I install an alternate version, I can choose the .deb packages I need. But when I log in the system, I always face the problem that there ...
1
vote
2answers
463 views

Cannot build deb package

I have followed this tutorial on how to make a .deb package from source(tar.gz) and at the final build command dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot However I get this error at the bottom: make[2]: Entering ...