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

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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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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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How can I include files in a debian package for use in the postinst script?

Recently after performing an upgrade, and hence having to redo some of the manual configuration changes I'd performed, e.g. to configs in /etc or /usr/share, I decided I'd be more strict with myself ...
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Installing trusty packages in saucy

the version of yate in saucy is giving me issues with pulseaudio and wanted to install a newer version, so I installed all the required debs from trusty to make yate-qt4 work. I have not run into any ...
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Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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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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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 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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Creating a .deb that just places/updates config files?

I was surprised to not find more people asking this question, but so far I've only found one from a couple of years ago, with not much in the way of responses. First, some background on what I'm ...
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HELP Tarball & Deb files install issues

How's it going I am fairly new to ubuntu and was trying to get several programs installed and realized that alot of the installations came in the form of tar and deb files. I have no idea how to ...
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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: ...
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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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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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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 ...
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I get “dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern” How to solve this?

I get "dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern" How to solve this? I did the following things Update the package index: sudo apt-get update Install libdigest-md5-file-perl deb package: sudo ...
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missing a command during running alien to convert a .rpm - .deb

I need to generate this .rpm file with alien to .deb and then i need to sudo dpkg -i the.deb file But in terminal it does not show me it has converted it. Im sure its a small command that im not ...
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How to compile .deb file from package archives?

How do I make .deb package file from these archives? http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit3/bfgminer/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/
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How to install drivers for brother printer

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS. My Brother DCP-130C usb printer is correctly detected but the drivers for a DCP-1200 are installed by default. I have downloaded what I assume are the correct drivers ...
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unable to generate .deb file using make deb-pkg?

I am trying to build my linux source tree. I used following steps : sudo make clean sudo make localmodconfig sudo make menuconfig sudo make deb-pkg But after completion I was not able to see any ...
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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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Issue in QT 5.2.1 app in linking libquazip.so library during making .deb package for ubuntu 14.04

I am making .deb package for the QT 5 .2.1 desktop app for ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have installed QT 5.2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 and made a demo app for the testing purpose in which I have used quazip ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to find top-level dependencies in a list of deb packages?

Suppose I have a list of packages: foo libfoo bar baz quux And suppose foo requires libfoo and bar, and baz requires quux. I want a way to put in that list, and get out this list: foo baz I.e. ...
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“package mysql-server is not installed” even when it is installed

I am trying to install a deb package running the command dpkg -i code/mydeb.deb it gives an error saying dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openmrs: openmrs depends on ...
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VFS 495 finger print reader not working in Ubuntu

I have HP Probook 450 and it has integrated finger print reader VFS 495 from Validity Inc. I have Linux drivers from the HP site. Now I want to make it work it in Ubuntu. The drivers are in rpm format ...
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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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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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AMD Omega driver installation via .deb, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit

AMD provides four .deb files for users in order to install the latest (stable) Omega driver on Ubuntu 14.04. My question therefor is: Which of these files do I need exactly and how do I install them ...
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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), ...
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Ask whether or not install a cronjob in an ubuntu package

I have a package who install some cronjobs to /etc/cron.d, it uses dh_installcron to do so, now I'd like to introduce some questions during the installation phase to determinate whether or not the ...
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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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how to make a deb package of two github projects in one?

I have to make a deb package of a github project - sandhi(http://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi.git) using checkinstall but the problem is that sandhi is dependent on sciscipy ( ...
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After creating a .deb: dpkg:warning while removing, directory /usr/local/bin not empty so not removed

I have created a package of zsh 5.0.7 from sources and now I can install it successfully but when I try to remove it I get this: $ sudo dpkg -i zsh_5.0.7_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected ...
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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: ...
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Installation problem in libosip2-3deb package

I am working on open IMS core, for that I need to install SIP on client systems. I wanted to install this uctimsclient, but I am facing issues with installing dependency packages given below: ...
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Explain ubuntu “built on x.y.z” OS dependencies to me

When a program is "built on Ubuntu 12.04.5" - what happens to that program when the underlying OS is upgraded ? Here's an example : WKHTMLTOPDF has pre-built versions for Ubuntu 12.04.5 and Ubuntu ...
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How avoid a .deb remove an obsolete directory with a update package?

In the previous version of folder-color aplication I used this folder: /usr/share/folder-color In the new version, I'm using: /usr/share/icons/hicolor The update of package with: sudo apt-get ...
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Update VLC source code, on which ACE Player HD is based?

I use ACE Player HD for watching online videos from torrents, but the version for Ubuntu is based on some obsolete version of VLC which is very buggy (e.g. green screen while watching mkv files). ...
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How to install Umbrello packages(manually)?

I tried installing Umbrello software from Ubuntu software centre, but it is always showing "failed to download packages, check your internet connection". So I tried to install using alternative ...
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Looking for some starter help for Ubuntu package building

So far I have followed and understand the Ubuntu Packaging Guide and have skimmed through the Debian Maintainers Guide a bit. My question comes down to making my package outside of the normal ...
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How to install deb package onto usb rescue drive?

After making a usb boot drive, how to add extra deb packages to it? Thanks. ==extra info== I create usb boot drive by following the instructions from SystemRescueCd. On a normal system, the extra ...
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Modified package builds fine with pbuilder-dist on my computer but fails on Launchpad PPA

I made a small modification to the gnutls28 package from trusty. Basically I re-enabled a disabled package (as trusty defaults to gnutls26). On my local Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit computer the build and all ...
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Package rename and version drop

I have a package foo that is currently at version 2.3.0 I'm trying to push the current development version into a ppa for my use. However, upstream the package source foo has been completely merged ...
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How to install 64 bit program (deb) on my 32 bit ubuntu install?

I've got a deb which is for 64bit Ubuntu, but unfortunately I've got a 32bit installation (14.04). I tried installing from the command line with sudo dpkg -i theDebPackage.deb, but I get a message ...
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Can't install Sublime Text from a .deb file

When I try to install Sublime Text 3 from a downloaded .deb file I get errors: The installation or removal of a software package failed and Data files for some packages could not be ...
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Creating a Debian package with external package dependencies

Earlier I have created debian packages successfully, which were simple in their way. But now, I have to create the same for my application, which depends upon external packages. libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 ...