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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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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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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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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How to create .deb package without packages for the dependencies available?

At the moment, I am diving into the .deb packaging system. I'm very new to this, so I have a question to you because I couldn't find an accurate answer on other sites. Assume I'd like to create a (...
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What is the terminal command to force the software center to update its installed lists?

Hello I have installed haroopad.deb (markdown editor) through the Software Center. After that the program can be found unity dash search and starts fine. But the Software Center is unaware of the ...
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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 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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What is the difference between xdg-app and snaps?

GNOME Sandboxed Apps seems to be very similar to Ubuntu snap packages. What are the key differences between these formats? Like, GNOME Sandboxed Apps requires Wayland and therefore is inherently ...
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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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“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 mysql-...
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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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See what debconf do to configuration files

Some packages will run debconf when you install them. Based on the input you enter in the dialogs, some configuration files will be change before installation ends. How can I see what actions debconf ...
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How to use equivs-build for creating deb from python app?

For my PyGtk application in Ubuntu I plan to use 'equivs-build' for the purpose of creating distribution deb file. The application is based on ./configure, make, make install . Any body suggest the ...
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Any way to install Bitwig 1.3 as deb package on Ubuntu Touch / Ubuntu Phone

As some of you may heared Bitwig Studio has released the next generation of Bitwig which included touch support on linux. Bitwig 1.3 multi-touch Having that in mind i was thinking of installing ...
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while making debian package from source i'm seeing the error

While making Debian package I'm seeing the below error. ubuntu@ip-10-232-76-3:/opt/uat/elasticsearch-1.4.4$ sudo dpkg-buildpackage -b -rfakeroot -us -uc dpkg-buildpackage: warning: using a gain-root-...
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Custom debian package is empty

I'd like to create a custom debian .deb package for some in-house scripts and things. I'm having the same issues as described by by in the thread Unable to create custom debian package on this site ...
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Creating deb file using Create deb file using debreate package builder

I have created deb file using debreate package builder for LUbuntu 14.04. After installing deb file two options are there Reinstall and Uninstall. It is working fine but when after reboot both the ...
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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: error:...
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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 lib32v4l-0_0.6....
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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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Ubuntu 16.04: Install older .deb file that is not found in newer Ubuntu LTS

I am installing some VPN application on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but it ran into some issues. Later I found out that libjsoncpp0 is required for the VPN application to be successfully installed. I know the ...
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How i can build or upgrade golang on Ubuntu 12.04?

I use 12.04 and in repo Precise Golang-1. I dont want upgrade Ubuntu to 14 or 16. I find golang-1.6 and golang-1.7 in PPA, but this packages build without godoc. (1.7 build with another prefix, it ...
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How can I install a subversion of gcc using a .deb file

Actually I have gcc version 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3 installed on my PC. Now I need to install gcc version 4.8.2-10ubuntu1 instead. Everytime I try to install the other version, the compilation ...
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debian package upgrade issue: an error occurred, trying to overwrite files

We want to upgrade our debian packages. Currently for my testing, the older version is put in one old repository and the new version is put in another new repository. After the old one is installed,...
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How to create virtualbox.deb file after compililg Virtualbox OSE source package

I just want to manually create virtual box.deb file after successfully compiling the source code (Virtualbox-5.0.16.tar.bz2). I have done hardend build for compiling virtualbox and followed this link ...
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How to install curl package .deb file in ubuntu 16.04?

I download curl deb file from curl official site : https://curl.haxx.se/. I want to install curl deb file but meet this trouble: http://imgur.com/a/A8zQi Please tell e how to fix this trouble. I'm ...
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install a package in deb file

I created a bash script with various customization in config files in my.cnf of mysql and other things. I need to create a deb package where I need to install mysql-server,mysql-client at first. I ...
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How do I update an application manually?

Two cases: I have installed an application directly using the .deb file. Now there is a new version (i.e. new .deb file). How do I update the current version (and not install the new version in ...
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What compiler flags are used to build the binaries in the official ubuntu .deb packages?

The author of the question What flags are used to compile debian stable packages? points out that Ubuntu has a default (fixed?) set of compiler flags that are used to built the binary files contained ...
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Compiler flags: deb package vs. source packet

Are the binaries in a .deb package compiled with the the same flags that are used when you Take a vanilla ubuntu installation without any changes (this is relevant for the effect of ./configure), ...
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error dpkg in terminal ubuntu

I'm downloading brackets in github https://github.com/adobe/brackets/releases/tag/release-1.6+eb4 please help me dpkg --install ~/Download/Brackets.1.6.Extract.64-bit.deb dpkg: error: parsing file '/...
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How to install a python script as an application

I have been trying to create a deb package for my python script following these steps. My myscript.py contains a simple frame. #!/usr/bin/env python import wx app = wx.App(False) frame = wx.Frame(...
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how to execute apt-get install -f without removing packages

I was advised by apt-get to run apt-get install -f but what I get is: $ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for ron: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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self build deb package prevent stop service while dpkg -i

I build an deb package with new version, and do not want to auto stop this service while install deb by dpkg -i. so I add <package>.prerm, <package>.preinst, <package>.postinst with ...
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dpkg-deb: error: control directory has bad permissions

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 VM and trying to convert an rpm file to a deb file. When I run sudo alien --to-deb --scripts oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm I get this error dpkg-deb: error: control ...
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Unable to update desktop app on Ubuntu Software center

There was a good time where sending only a .deb package was sufficient enough to publish/update your Ubuntu desktop apps. Things have changed since about a year or more and now updating is a real mess ...
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How to create .deb package of my JavaFx application?

I've built an application using JavaFx. Now I want to make a .deb package of my application to use it into Ubuntu/Debian platform. How can I do it?
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Is it necessary or advised to have devscripts in debian/control Build-Depends?

debuild is provided by the devscripts package. Is it compulsory or advised to have devscripts in the Build-Depends line in the debian/control file? Do the official Debian packaging manuals write ...
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Build individual package from multi package control file

I have a control file with multiple packages defined in it. Is it possible to build only one of the packages? For example; Source: debconf Section: admin Priority: optional ... Package: debconf-doc ...
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Relink dependencies dpkg

I removed a self-compiled .deb-package (OpenCV) by using dpkg -r --force-depends. I have done that this way because another package (ROS) have some dependencies on it. The purpose was just to ...
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Packaging files into a .deb package

I'd like to package up my program's source code into a .deb package. I've looked into many different packing guides, but all of them suppose that you know where you want your files placed in the ...
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Copy directory on destination machine during .deb installation in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit

I just want to copy directory (which contains some files) on destination machine during .deb installation at path /opt/myProjectName in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. Right now I am successfully able to ...