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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Debian's Depend: tag doesn't work with apt-get

Package A_0.0_all.deb's control file contains a dependency on Package B 0.0: Depends: B (= 0.0) Package B_0.0_all.deb's control file has the version 0.0: Version: 0.0 Sitting in the same Debian ...
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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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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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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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Can't Install Lightworks in KDE

Everytime i try to install lightworks i get. Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libtiff5 Please help!
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self created .deb package has versioning problems

I did my first steps in creating a PPA, containing a recent fossil version. I unpacked the tarball and ran bzr dh-make fossil 1.32 ../fossil-src-stable.tar.gz on it, editet the debian files till ...
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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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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 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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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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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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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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Messed up “update-notifier-common”-package / debian.deb882 not found

Unfortunately, when attempting to reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer and flasplayer-installer, I got the error that update-notifier-common is not working. According to root@AlkaliMetal:~# dpkg -s ...
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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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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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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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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 create a deb package with older libs

I was trying to create a deb package but it has some dependencies who I did not find on software center, one of them is libqtmultimedia4. How could I create this package? May I include the lib in the ...
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How to create a .deb for graphite with all dependency by using fpm?

I want to create .deb file to install Graphite and all its dependencies. I would like to use fmp to create .deb pakage. What are the step do I need to follow ?
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Prompt the user to overwrite/compare config file own repo/package

I created my own repository so I can provide a newer version of a package than the one the Ubuntu repository currently holds. I'm using reprepro and fpm to create the .deb package. The issue that I'm ...
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Unable to upgrade or install anything! (error code 1)

Basically I am unable to upgrade/install anything and there is a 'no-entry' sign on my taskbar. I believe the culprit is /var/cache/apt/archives/click_0.4.38.5-0~457~ubuntu14.10.1_amd64.deb I ...
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Unable to make deb file of Qt 5.4 app in Ubuntu 14.04

I am able to make deb file of Qt 5.2.1 app in Ubuntu 14.04 but unable to make deb file of Qt 5.4 app in Ubuntu 14.04 and got below errors. //usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5PrintSupport.so.5: ...
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Where can I get Remastersys?

I have been wanting to make a customized re-distributable distro for my LUG for a while, and just came across the info on Remastersys. Looks perfect, but the site is no longer in existence. I've ...
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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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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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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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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 ...