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

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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: root@...
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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: ...
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Converting to .deb or .rpm

Is there any way to convert already installed applications into .deb files? I have to install a lot of applications on multiple computers and my internet is pretty slow (512 Kb/s) so, I can't download ...
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How to define alternative sets of Depends in a deb control file?

I'm editing a control file of a deb package which contains Depends: nvidia-340 (>=340.29), nvidia-340-uvm (>=340.29), nvidia-340-dev (>=340.29), nvidia-modprobe (>=340.29), nvidia-...
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Packaging bash file .deb [duplicate]

How can a (with very simple instruction) make a .deb file continent some .desktop files and shell bash files
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A program for making ubuntu installers

I have made a game and I want to make debian installer for Ubuntu. Could you reccomend me app, that allows me to make directory and save my game data in it, than packs it in .deb. Most important, so ...
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How can I remove YUMI (multiboot usb creator) software? [duplicate]

I downloaded the .deb version of YUMI (multiboot usb creator) from the pendrive homepage and I wanted to make a bootable usb for Windows 98 to run on Virtualbox, but anyway the software asked for my ...
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How to install .debian.tar.gz ?

I am trying to install lobster font on my ubuntu14.04. The compressed file is of the type .debian.tar.gz. I tried to install it using the .configure make make install method but it didn't work. Here ...
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Checkinstall .deb package not create empty directories

I'm trying to create a .deb package for my xymon-client installation, but it is not creating the empty directories used for logs and temp files. If I run checkinstall -D make install or checkinstall ...
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DEB file not installing, wrong architecture?

I just tried to install a program from Atom.IO, it's a really nice coding text editor. However, when I open the .deb file, it opens the software center and throws the error "Wrong architecture 'amd64'"...
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adduser causes strange messages when called from preinst script

I have a .deb package in which I have a preinst script that executes the adduser program in case a certain user is not already present on the system. $(id -u {username} > /dev/null 2>&1) if ...
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apt-get install nautilus-dropbox uses high cpu resources [duplicate]

It is likely that the native dropbox app for Linux that is installed by apt-get install nautilus-dropbox this method has a bug which is why it uses high CPU resources ? How to fix this?
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Custom cron job filename for a package

I'm willing to create a cron job for a package but when I define it in debian/cron.d it gets installed as /etc/cron.d/package. I'd prefer to be able to change the name of the cron job to be something ...
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Building a .Deb package after locally modifying the files

I am new to Linux and I'm learning about packaging in Ubuntu. I wish to run synapse with recoll plguin (lp:~pmarchwiak/synapse-project/recoll-plugin). Now, How can I build a package from the ...
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removing shortcut created during deb installer, at uninstall

In the deb package, I have created a desktop shortcut to the application blah.postinst: #!/bin/sh cp /usr/share/applications/blah.desktop ~/Desktop/ chmod 777 ~/Desktop/blah.desktop using dpkg -r ...
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How do I remove dependencies from a deb installer for an isolated system?

I have created a deb package for an application created in Qt. I have included all the libraries that the application depends on, to be installed in a folder next to the application itself: /usr/...
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How do I get my DEB to install libstdc++.so.6.0.20?

On my development machine, I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.20; on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.19. I'm taking my first baby ...
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make deb file and install resulting package

I am quite new to Linux and am trying to install Tirex on an Ubuntu server. Tirex is mapping-related software, and its instructions indicate that to use it one must "install from source or build your ...
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Building ffmpeg deb package gives fakeroot debian/rules clean gave error exit status 2

I am trying to build my first .deb package (with ffmpeg sources) and I get some errors. Those are my steps that can be reproduced to get this error: git clone git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git ...
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Can't build new .deb package

I'm trying to create a new .deb package, but the build fails with the following output: dpkg-genchanges: error: binary build with no binary artifacts found; cannot distribute dpkg-buildpackage: error:...
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How to do unattended installation for packages which ask the same question?

I need to automate apt-get installation of kde-plasma-desktop which winds up installing both kdm and lightdm Display Managers. I'm using debconf-set-selections prior to installation to set the ...
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Why are there deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives/?

Why are there deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives/? In what cases were the deb files downloaded into that dir?
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View .deb package files in vim

vim is capable of reading compressed files (for common methods, at least). However, it sees Debian package files as binary gibberish. The Archive Manager tool can, however, open package files and show ...
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I downloaded a package and all of its dependencies, how can I easily install them all at once?

I downloaded .deb packages with their dependencies. How could I install it once? Like automically searches for its dependencies on my library.
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Create a directory during .deb installation with read write access rights using cmaklist.txt

I need to create a directory at the path /opt/ with read write permission for everyone (777 permission) during .deb installation on Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit . I have no root login on my machine so I can ...
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how to install downloaded g++4.8 deb archive in ubuntu 14.04 lts?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The g++ compiler is missing in it. So, I downloaded g++ 4.8 deb archive. But I am not able to install it. ehn I open the package, ubuntu software center opens up and ...
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Where can I find statistics on package downloads and dependencies?

Is there a site that lists (or ranks) Ubuntu/Debian packages by downloads or dependency count? The Node.js package manager npm has leaderboards, as does PyPI (unofficially). It'd be interesting to see ...
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Avast not up to quality?

When I follow this guide :http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-install-and-update-avast-antivirus-in-ubuntu#.UvRO9vgju1E It says the .deb isn’t up quality code in the UbuntusoftwareCenter! I don't know to ...
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I fixed my PPA errors but when I try to install Steam all additional packages say No Installation Candidate

While I was downloading Steam I get this code: user@computer:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher. (Reading database ... 195561 files and ...
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deb package has no usr/lib after installation

I'm building a simple single binary deb package, everything works fine with the executable that is placed in the usr/bin folder and executes when I click the desktop icon. Now I want to start ...
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Used up software Linux Downloads folder?

I`ve been using Linux for four month. Mint Qiana,Peppermint 3, Lubuntu14.04.1. When I set up my printer, I downloaded the following: cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4-2.i386.deb --Archive Brother-HL-...
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How to build dependency list for deb package

I want to pack my qt application to deb. During investigation dependencies with ldd i got ~50 libraries. Full list below: libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0, libgstreamer0.10-0, libglib2.0-0, libasound2,...
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Install lib32v4l-0 but receiving dependency error

I am trying to install lib32v4l-0_0.6.4-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb but I get the following error: (Reading database ... 406870 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack lib32v4l-0_0.6....
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How to contribute binary .debs for others?

I routinely work with Armhf devices, however not all the packages I use exist in a form that apt-get can easily install. Therefore I spend a lot of time compiling from source packages that exist on ...
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Difference between key (recv-keys), signing key, and fingerprint in APT/PPA system

Let's take https://launchpad.net/~ansible/+archive/ubuntu/ansible as an example. If you click on 'Technical details about this PPA' you see: Signing key: 4096R/7BB9C367 Fingerprint: ...
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How to download and install .deb [duplicate]

I have looked at several pages and still am not getting clear instructions on how to download and insatall .deb Specifically I would like to download this one: http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/i386/...
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Unable to create custom debian package

We are trying to create a custom debian package and trying to create custom apt-get repository. For this we did the following: In ~ directory extracted the source file called monitor-0.1+monitor1.0....
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Installing OpenOffice

I am new to Ubuntu and I am attempting to install OpenOffice. (Libre Office does not recognise conditional formatting and hence the dependant macros in my OO spreadsheets) and I am not prepared to ...