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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I download the .deb file from software center?

I have an ASUS k52f and the web cam is mounted upside down. So I have to do a workaround for the web cam to show a proper image. But the problem is, this workaround only works with Skype 2.x ...
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Can I make deb files for documents and other non-binary content?

I would like to create .deb files with no binary content (*.odt files, for example). The idea is to create a file that contains didactic files to learn certain discipline and an automatically package ...
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Packaging a CMake project (libRocket) into a .deb, but build script is in a sub folder

I am trying to build a .deb package for libRocket (http://librocket.com/), but the build script is not in the source root but rather in a subfolder (/Build). See the Github source: ...
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How do I bundle a package and its dependencies into a single DEB file?

I have copied downloaded deb package when installing software from software center or terminal. Is it possible to make a single package instead of multiple package. Exp: Thunder bird have 3 package ...
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How can I upload to a PPA without .changes file?

So, I'm developing an app for the Ubuntu Showdown, and as quickly is still very buggy (I had problems using it), I decided to do my app entirely from scratch, using Python/GTK+3. I've done my app and ...
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will xtile work?

xtile is a kind of window tiling tool. I've tried to download the *.deb package from the following link: ...
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How to create a deb package that adds ppa then installs another package?

I'm looking for a single click solution to add a ppa then install a package in that ppa as the apturl method is disabled for security reasons. I'm wanting to create a .deb file that adds my ppa then ...