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

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What is the standard for naming deb file name?

I want to find out the standard for the deb file names. For example I have file with the name foo_1.0.0-1_all.deb. As I have found out in Debian FAQ there is such convention: ...
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Find packages which files got deleted or missing after installation

I just accidentally did rm -r /var but luckily managed to ^C it before more damages were done. Is there way to find out all packages which files got deleted in the location so I can reinstall them? % ...
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select packages related to some program in apt archive

Suppose that I have installed a program "someProgram". Now, I want to select the .deb packages that were downloaded into /var/cache/apt/archive folder. How can I select the packages related to ...
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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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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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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 to install World of goo.deb

I purchased the full version of World of Goo and downloaded the .deb file. When I try to launch the game from the applications menu, nothing happens. When it installed in terminal, it installed ...
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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 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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New Ubuntu/Linux user have some questions

I'm a new Linux/Ubuntu user came from Windows environment trying to figure my way into Linux and planning to make a full transition when i feel ready, and have some basic questions to make things ...
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Failed to build package

I run into a problem trying to build a package. Everything is OK except adding icon - I added this to rules file mkdir -p debian/fbmessenger/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps cp ...
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Installing Crossover 11.3.1 .deb Fails

I keep getting the same messege every time i install a deb file: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/defer/__init__.py", line 489, in _inline_callbacks ...
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WPS Kingsoft not running

Installed WPS Kingsoft on my Ubuntu 12.10 64bit from a .deb package downloaded from omgubuntu but when I execute any for the three files (writer, spreadsheet or powerpoint) nothing happens. Anyone ...
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Where do deb packages install to

I installed a deb package via the commandline like this: sudo dpkg -i dbeaver_2.1.0_i386.deb I want to install some drivers for the software and to do so I need to place them in the root directory ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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dpkg from URL wrapper not functioning… :(

I have modified an already available wrapper to execute the process in a safer manner. The containing script cat-s the body into an executable script under /usr/bin/. #!/bin/bash # dpkg-url # ...
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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 ...
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telling alien to install under /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64

I'm trying to convert mysql 5.0 rpm's from oracle (specifically, http://downloads.mysql.com/archives/get/file/MySQL-shared-5.0.96-1.glibc23.x86_64.rpm) from .rpm to .deb in order to install them on ...
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How to make linux-{image,header}-3.11.x satisfy linux-generic dependencies?

What is the difference from apt's perspective between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise) kernel packages: linux-image-3.2.0-57-generic linux-image-3.11.0-14-generic Such that the former satisfies ...
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error in installing youtube.dl package

Error in installing youtube-dl package sudo apt-get install youtube-dl -y [sudo] password for hp: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Configure Firefox to trigger Package Installer for .deb files

My head exploded. I packed all the pieces back in so I could tell you about how it happened. It starts out like a n00bie post, but seriously – it's not. For the sake of brevity, I wish the story ...
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before install .deb file appears user gdebi; but progress install .deb file appears root gdebi

I want install covergloobus and I downloaded .deb file because the ppa method failed. When I click to .deb file appears "user gdebi", but when I click the install button, appears "root gdebi" (I ...
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Packaging an application for distribution in Ubuntu Software Center

I am trying to package my app into a .deb file following the tutorial. Everything works fine as far as the application software goes, but I can't figure out how to install the sample data and config ...
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Is installing downloaded packages safe?

What if I download packages for Kubuntu 13.04, but on the download site, it isn't written there if it supports that release or not. Will I be warned if it will cause problems after installation?
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why apt-get not use packages availabe in archives folder copied by aptoncd instead download again

I used aptoncd to creat .iso of installed packages and also add some packages not installed by apt-get ( i have .deb from previous install like vlc, apache2 etc). I am able to restore all packages ...
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Is there already any way to build/compile an Ubuntu SDK App?

Is there already any way to build/compile an Ubuntu SDK App? Maybe to an installable .deb-Package?
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Why is “INTEX SPEED 3G Installer.deb” not installing in ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04?

I have 'intex speed-3G V7.2' usb datacard. It is working well in 'ubuntu 10.04'. Double clicking on 'INTEX SPEED 3G Installer.deb' I have got an option 'Install Package'. I have installed it on ...
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DPKG installation error due to LZMA error

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I had recently upgraded the LMZA library to 4.43 which is the latest version. Ever since it gives error while installing few softwares and upgrades. It shows the ...
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Installing and keeping recompiled packages

There are a few packages I want to recompile on my system using a different compiler and flags. I've had no problems doing the following: $ apt-get --compile source <packagename> The problem ...
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Unpacking with dpkg incredibly slow

I'm experiencing a huge slow down during any installation with apt or "dpkg --install" whenever the installation comes to the point of unpacking something. For example, currently the system is ...
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Wrong architecture “i386” installing 32-bit deb in 32-bit system

I have HP Presario (C2D, 500GB,3-GB, 32-bit system) running Ubuntu 12.10 using KDE deskto along with windows 7 . I don't know what exactly the problem is. I have installed many softwares but ...
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Installed .deb package - where should I find the application?

When I installed .deb package, where do I find the application it represents? I can't find it in Software Center or Start Menu.