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

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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 ...
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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? ...