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

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debian/rules error “No rule to make target”

i'm having some problems creating a .deb file with debuild before reading some tutorials i managed to make the file but i always get this error: make: *** No rule to make target «build». Stop. ...
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Failed Google Earth Install?

Attempted to install google-earth-stable 6.2.from the google earth downloads. So i have a broken package and a new download in the DL file. Synaptic and Software Centre lockup so i cannot fix the ...
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How to create a PPA for a Maven project?

I wanted to try creating my own PPA. The project I have is a java project built with maven. This is what I've already done so far: Created a PPA. Set up a new project on Launchpad. Added a branch ...
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How do I create a deb for GCC 4.7?

I'm sorry but I have tried the tutorials on various websites. Nothing, so far, has worked. I'm using Ubuntu Maverick 10.10. I've downloaded, compiled and installed GCC 4.7.0. Now I want to make a .deb ...
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Mark a deb package as used, so it's not suggested for autoremoval

I have a bunch of shared libs installed on my system which aren't dependencies of some concrete package but are needed for non-apt-managed libraries I've built from source (like latest SDL, Allegro, ...
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how to add programs to ubuntu without internet access

I don't have internet access at my home and it takes me about a half hour to ride my bike to the library. I have downloaded .deb files to try to install at my home computer but everyone I have ...
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How to create a deb package that installs a series of files

I would like to create a brand new deb package to install series of files. If at all possible, I would like to untar the folder containing these files as part of the installation into a known folder ...
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Which kind of installation files should you prefer - .deb or tarball files? And why?

I have just starting Ubuntu as my primary OS and everytime I have to install something I generally try to find .deb files as that seems convenient, but someone on another forum told me I should always ...
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Installtion failed a .deb Package [closed]

I try to install a .deb package with terminal use sudo dpkg -i *.deb but show this error dpkg: error processing Pydict.deb (--install): parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/control' near ...
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Compiling source into a DEB package

I have always had a problem installing and removing compiled software, so I have decided I would like to build software from source into a .deb package for easier installation/removal. I would like ...
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Steps for creating a slightly modified package and uploading it in a PPA?

I just want to use an Ubuntu package from the official Ubuntu repos, modify its source just a tiny bit (it will not affect dependencies or anything) and then upload it into a Launchpad PPA I made for ...
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How to build a Firefox .deb without webm support?

I want to alter the firefox package to remove WebM and other features. I prefer not just to compile sources - I need to understand what in a deb package I need to alter. I don't want to have a pile ...
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Why is quickly ignoring the setup.py file in my project directory?

Whenever I try to package my application with quickly, the following error pops up in my terminal: And the package is in the directory. Whoop de doo. Then, when I go to open the .deb file in ...
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Java packaging and uploading to a PPA in Launchpad

I have a java application (created as a class) and I want to know how I can (or should I even) convert it to .deb format and then how to upload it to a Launchpad PPA so that everyone could install it? ...
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xfce 4.10 package availability [closed]

xfce 4.10 has recently been released but I cannot find a supported ppa available yet. There is this ppa https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.10 but it still remains empty. Does anyone ...
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Which DNSExit client to download for Natty (11.04)? Rpm or Deb?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 server set up to host some websites and I have a dynamic IP address. I am using DNSExit.com to handle the DNS routing to the IP address and would like to install their DNS ...
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deb package are not able to install in Ubuntu 10.10

I can install every deb package in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but none of them can be install in Ubuntu 10.10. In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, just simply double click on the deb package icon, and then click on "install ...
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How do I set up a private apt repository that can support multiple versions?

I'm looking on how to setup a private apt repository (on 10.04 LTS) that can support multiple versions. I understand that you cannot have multiple versions of a package installed on a server. This is ...
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How to install .debs in a folder using a single command?

Hello I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 and I've got the .debs of the softwares I had been using in Oneiric. I wanna install them all!! But the problem is I can't install them one by one [due to shortage ...
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How do I make a deb in windows?

I need too install a broadcom sta wireless driver and since the internet doesn't work without it I figured I'll have to make a deb. How can I make a .deb in windows precisely?
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Setting the icon for my mime type [closed]

I've added my mime type to ubuntu by the .deb package. I made this file for sharedmimeinfo: http://paste.ubuntu.com/920693/ (I know the first row is wrong) I can't see the icon for my extension how ...
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How to install gpt fdisk 8.4 in Kubuntu 12.04

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 (64bit). The Ubuntu repos contain gpt fdisk 8.1 which is not the latest. The latest version is 8.4 and it contains some bug fixes I want to have. I downloaded the latest deb ...
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sysv-rc-conf: Would apache2 start if I turn it off at run level6 but not in level5? [closed]

I wanna start apache2 everytime i boot up sudo sysv-rc-conf --list apache2 apache2 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off From the follow result using sysv-rc-conf, if apache2 ...
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Adding mime type

Hello i'm creating an ide called SLY. Sly creates .slyproj files i want that when user click on it they see the file icon, and sly must open up! i asked on the IRC i made sly.sharedmimeinfo : ...
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How to install monitorx?

I followed a tutorial at unixmen on how to install monitorx in ubuntu i installed the dependencies and downloaded the monitorix_2.5.0-izzy1_all.deb deb package but when i try to install it i get this ...
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make a deb repository from packages installed in one server

i have to servers, the main of them , called server1 is a working ubuntu server, with some packages hold in some version, and some of them compiled from deb-src too. I want to make a local repository ...
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Problem with RPM to DEB conversion by using alien

I am facing problem with installing my laptop drivers which are in rpm package. I have tried to install them bu using 'alien', but unfortunately that did not work. It is generating warning when I ...
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How do I make my application startable from the terminal?

I've created several Python applications wherefore I know how to create a DEB and how to push an application into my PPA in Launchpad. What I never found out is how to make the application startable ...
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Help Installing Gimp 2.7.5 on Ubuntu 11.10

I have been trying to install gimp 2.7.5 for a few days now but keep getting this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gimp: Depends: python-gtk2 (>= 2.8.0) but 2.24.0-2 is to ...
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“Installing” programs

This is problem I encounter many times. Sometimes when I download programs, they are in zip/tar.gz or any other extension. I simply extract them and click on bin. Everything is working fine, but I ...
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How can I manually assemble my own package “the hard way”?

I would like to know how to create my own .deb packages from the source of a program without the aid of a package manager or any other similar tool (in other words, doing it manually). How difficult ...
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How do I install packages without using a package manager?

I would like to know how to install .deb packages without using a package manager such as dpkg. Is it possible to do this? What files do I have to edit? Or is there a unique procedure for each ...
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Why won't Ubuntu Software Center install .deb files

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and have some problems with Ubuntu software center and the installation of debian packages. If I download for instance the debian from ...
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How can I get a list of files on my computer that are not “owned” by any package?

I'm contemplating writing a script that does this: Goes through each file in /usr/lib Does a dpkg -s search on each file. Reports a list of "orphan" files not belonging to any .deb package. The ...
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Deb Installation And Man In The Middle Attack

Is the deb installation process protected against Man In The Middle Attacks that would alter the install script? It seems if not, then it would be possible for a Man In The Middle Attack to place ...
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Install program from source to chroot env

I have an program source (Remmina) and want to install it to chroot environment. Remmina uses cmake system. I can install it to chroot using: sudo make install DESTDIR=mychroot but this is not ...
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Script That Checks For Newly Installed Software

Is there some service or event that is created when the deb installer installs new software? I want to create desktop shortcuts everytime a new app is installed. I know how to do the shortcut, I ...
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Is it better to compile from source or to install from a .deb package?

Sometimes, when downloading software from the Internet, I find that there is a .deb package ready for either my Debian/Ubuntu and also a tarball to be compiled. In the beginning I would simply use the ...
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How to upload theme files into a PPA?

I have a GTK3 and a Gnome Shell theme. I haven't created a deb file yet... Can i please know how to create a deb file and upload it to the launchpad? Is there any good guides?
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Is there a plugin for eclipse that packages .deb files for an existing project?

I was wondering if there is a plugin for Eclipse that allows the user to build a version of the project/application that is packaged in a .deb? If possible to be able to modify the configurations ...
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OpenSSH 5.9p1 on Ubuntu 11.10

I want to build a deb package with the latest version of openssh from source. Then I want to install it on my machine. I am running: Linux Ubuntu-1110-oneiric-64-minimal 3.0.0-12-server #20-Ubuntu ...
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Where can I find .deb packages for specific programs?

For major programs on Ubuntu, I can download them using sudo apt-get install <package-name> but sometimes, I need higher versions than the apt source, and PPA's download speed is too slow ...
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How do I install GNOME-shell without internet?

I wanna know how to install gnome-shell without an internet connection. Can you tell me what are the dependencies that I have to download?
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How apt-get selects from a list of alternative dependencies?

I understand that in the Depends: section of the deb control files, a package may specify alternative dependencies separated by | symbol to satisfy a single dependency. My question is, how does ...
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Installing software from package sources Vs downloadable .deb files

Apart from getting automatic updates through apt-get upgrade and chain updates from library dependency upgrades, why would one use Ubuntu packages versus .deb files you could get from the software ...
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How To Fix A Corrupt .Deb?

All right, so, I got a really persistent error. I tried to install mfc6490cwlpr:i386 (downloaded as mfc6490cwlpr-1.1.2-2.i386.deb) and installed it using either gdebi or the Ubuntu Software Centre, ...
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i386 deb package for amd64 machines [closed]

I am building an application and I want to build a DEB package, but I have a problem... I want that the DEB package can be installed both 32 bits machines and 64 bits machines. Then I build a 32 bits ...
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What precautions should I take with .debs I find on the internet?

So I was browsing the web the other day, and I came across a few places that wanted me to download .deb files - and since those are installed by root (and as such have the "powers" and capabilities of ...
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“DEB” packages recovery

The main point is to make "deb" packages recovery. As I'm using Ubuntu , I install it several times for friends so I decided to make packages recovery, so I tried "APTonCD" to do but I can't find a ...
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Help building pygtk application

This is my application. It is created with quickly. I would like to package it for Ubuntu now. I tried to package it with uickly, but that failed. At first, I was trying to install it using ...