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

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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 ...
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Why does sometimes my postinst executed while installing/removing other software?

I have a deb package for my application. Sometimes when I install or remove some software (e.g. synaptic or openssh-server) with command sudo apt-get install (or remove) synaptic it executes ...
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Is it possible to get deb packages of older VLC versions?

I need to use v. 2.0.8 for a VLC extension that does not work with the latest releases of the player. I would like to keep the deb of this version for further use, and also to learn how is it ...
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Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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What programs and packages are updated by the update manager?

The update manager periodically checks for available updates for packages installed through the Ubuntu Software Center. Does the manager also check for available updates for the programs installed via ...
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How Reliable is Virtual Machine GCC Binaries

I have an app which I need to generate the following: Ubuntu 32/64 bits and the same to Windows. Now I have 64Bits Ubuntu 13.04 and I have Virtual Box with 13.04 32bits on the same machine. How ...
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apt-get not recognizing downloaded archives

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I previously had Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and had all the archives in the /var/cache/apt/archives/ stored to a removable disk. After installing 13.10 I copied all my archives ...
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I need to build a DEB package which ask and installs other a deb packages [duplicate]

I need create a DEB package which asks me to install some other package to be installed or not. And if yes which version of you want to install. What should be the right place for this, a control ...
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How to find out what package contains some Perl module [duplicate]

Here is the task. I need to install some CPAN module on my ubuntu computer. I want to install it from deb package so I need to find out what package contains that module. Sometimes the solution for ...
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How to revert changes made by *.deb

I installed a *.deb on my Ubuntu 13.04 that was probably badly maintained (more of that later). I downloaded it from a download-portal (it was gimpshop_26953.deb from netzwelt.de) and installed via ...
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dpkg and missing dependency problem

I downloaded an open source software from the Internet to emulate white board on my computer. The link is here: http://open-sankore.org/ The download was as .zip file with .deb file inside (which I ...
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Is there deb packages that display license agreement?

Could you please list some deb packages that show license agreement and ask to accept it? I would like to learn their internals.
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How to compile .deb file from package archives?

How do I make .deb package file from these archives? http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit3/bfgminer/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/
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How can I install gem5?

I was helping my friend installing gem5 simulator on Linux for thesis work. I know Linux a little bit. Somehow I managed to install that simulator on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, but when I tried to ...
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Installation failures

I used a pre-written shell script to install steam and it supplied me with libc-ubuntu.deb file. When I dpkg the deb file it says this: sudo dpkg -i libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.2_i386.deb (Reading database ...
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How to install a deb.tar.gz file?

I have a Canon MG2220 multifunction printer that I would like to use with Ubuntu 13.04 (which I just installed). There are no print drivers available in the Ubuntu Software Center, so I downloaded ...
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How to install drivers for brother printer

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS. My Brother DCP-130C usb printer is correctly detected but the drivers for a DCP-1200 are installed by default. I have downloaded what I assume are the correct drivers ...
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How to make a .deb package that would add link to a repo to software sources? [duplicate]

I do not need .dsc, .tar.gz, .changes etc. and I can make a .deb package with this command dpkg -b path/to/repo. I just want to know how to make a .deb that would link a repository to "software ...
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How to install .deb file in ubuntu using terminal? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Google Chrome,for that I downloaded a google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb file. When I try to install using install in terminal sudo install ...
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Repacked proprietary software keeps updating the same deb

I repacked a proprietary program delivered as tar file to a deb file for having a company wide repository. I used reprepro to set up a repository and signed it. A unix timestamp is faking a ...
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How do I extract the package version from debian/changelog?

What's the most robust way to parse a source package's debian/changelog file (or debian/control?) to get the package's version number? Something like: pkgver=$(dpkg-parsechangelog | magic_goes_here) ...
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Launchpad can't find rsvg while building deb package for Precise Pangolin

I have PPA with one package: clarity-icon-theme. It builds fine on all versions of Ubuntu, except Precise Pangolin where it fails with the following error: rsvg: command not found I have dependency ...
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select packages related to some program in apt archive

Suppose that I have installed a program "someProgram". Now, I want to select the .deb packages that were downloaded into /var/cache/apt/archive folder. How can I select the packages related to ...
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.deb built in PPA doesn't install my binary

I'm going insane here. I've built a tool that doesn't need any actual compilation - it's just a Perl script - and when I run bzr builddeb on it, I get a WORKING .deb file which copies my script - ...
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What is the standard for naming deb file name?

I want to find out the standard for the deb file names. For example I have file with the name foo_1.0.0-1_all.deb. As I have found out in Debian FAQ there is such convention: ...
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Building .deb file: Copy Configurations to User Settings

I'm building a deb file for my application following online tutoria and have no major problem. I can specify file to go to /usr/bin, /usr/lib and many system directories. But there are settings that ...
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How do I convert a x86 RPM to a x86 DEB within a x64 system?

In my case the software I am trying to convert is the Lacie lightscribe labeler. 1.- I renamed the RPM mv LaCie\ LightScribe\ Labeler\ 1.0\ Linux.rpm lacie-lightscribe-labeler-1.0.rpm 2.- Convert ...
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How to turn a .py file into a .deb package using quickly?

We have made a .py file that controls brightness of the screen. It has a GUI with slider for controlling and runs when it is double clicked after marking it as executable. But we want to make a .deb ...
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package development tools [duplicate]

I have some source code, I would like to make into Debian packages for Ubuntu. its been quite some times since I made packages, and I am wondering if there are any really great tools out there to help ...
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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 ...