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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 ...
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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, ...). ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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? ...
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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 extremely ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...