DebianInstaller is the official installation system for the Debian distribution since the Sarge (3.1) release.

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How to call a script to remove apt-get cache when DPKG installation fails while checking for dependencies in control file provided to equivs-build?

I have created a deb package abc.deb which successfully installs one application (web-server) when all dependencies (like python-dev, python-pip, etc) specified in Depends: <list of ...
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How do I find out when debian packages were last updated?

I access an ubuntu 10.04LTS server that is administered by someone else, I have a feeling that it hasn't been getting updates/upgrades recently. Is there a way to check on the command line when ...
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Installation problem xdg-desktop-menu: No writable system menu directory found [closed]

When installing the IBM tsm backup client I have the following message on lucid (works on precise) > sudo apt-get upgrade Setting up tsm-client (6.4.0.7-3) ... xdg-desktop-menu: No writable system ...
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Reserved UIDs/GIDs and semi-reserverd UIDs/GIDs

When installing a new system, depending on selected packages, some uids for some packages aren't always the same. eg: 'sshd' may be UID 102, sometimes another value. On the other hand, 'www-data' is ...
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How to use the Raring/Saucy netboot installer to install Precise?

We have a Haswell motherboard with onboard ethernet controllers which are not supported in the Precise (3.2) kernel. However, we're using netboot installation, and we'd really like to stick with the ...
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what is commands to create debian comapt file [duplicate]

I want to make my application as package in ubuntu, so I created tar.gz and now I going to create debian files, i got command for creating changelog file, but don't know how to create compat, ...
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Is it possible to download a bash script and execute it from a preseed file?

I'd like to do a untended installation iso. So I generated a preeseed file to run trough the installer automatically. But I miss the clue. Is it possible to download a bash script with wget and run it ...
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How to make a custom plymout theme package? [duplicate]

I want to make my own OS and I've made some good progress but I want to create a custom boot screen and technically I don't know how. So I was hoping that someone could tell me which software to use ...
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Throwing an error if a file doesn't exist in Ubuntu Installer preseed commands

I am working on a custom Ubuntu Installer image, and I'm in a bit over my head. We have a custom seed file which is running this command: d-i preseed/early_command string /cdrom/Snare/update_v5.sh ...
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My program needs a other program

For my program i need android-tools-adb. How can i include this in my debian package? Or is there an other way to handle this problem? I remember that Rhythmbox asked you an question if you want to ...
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How to modify Ubuntu Precise .iso preseed?

I'm trying to modify the installation sequence of Ubuntu Precise. I need add a repository package inside de iso. I make my own apt repository mirror and add my own packages with reprepro includedeb. ...
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How do I preseed multiple partitions on one disk; /tmp /data /usr swap?

trying to get preseeding on 12.04 64bit with what should be a basic setup to work: /dev/sda - the only drive beeing used / - rootfs - 100GB /boot - 1GB /tmp - 10GB /data - should take all available ...
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How to preseed 12.10 desktop when the ubuntu-desktop package is missing?

I have been trying to use a preseed file to do PXE booting of a 12.10 desktop. Upon the first boot, I was greeted by a terminal with login prompt. Surprised, I checked the /var/log/installer/syslog ...
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Where is the source code for Alternate CD installer?

AFAIU debian-installer currently contains only documentation, where is the actual code for the Alternate CD installer?
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How to Create Deb Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplest Debian Packaging Guide? I have a group of BASH scripts, XML files, etc. The scripts require that some programs already be installed. How do I create a *.deb on ...
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How can I install Spyder and all its prerequisites in one click?

There are like >50 debian packages to download and install if you do it manually.
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Hash Sum Mismatch using preseed (Ubuntu Server 12.04)

My install through Preseed fails at around 80% on Select and Install Software. In VT-4, I can see Hash Sum mismatch errors. This may be because I am going through a firewall which is caching files. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 DVD images and debian-installer

The Ubuntu 12.04.1 (Precise) Desktop DVD image for the i386 architecture does not seem to include debian-installer, the alternative text-mode installation option. Why so? In 10.04 (Lucid) the DVD used ...
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I try to install a .deb, when I double click I get: the file “filename” could not be opened

I also try to use the command prompt on the desktop directory, but it states permission denied. Who is denying permission? I am the only user on my computer.
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What is “Manual Package Selection” in Ubuntu Server?

What does choosing "Manual Package Selection" allow me to do, versus choosing one of the other options?
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bad md5sum error when trying to customize ubuntu-keyring-udeb

I have been trying to customize Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy heron) alternate install cd. I have followed the community documentation at ...
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How do I configure two NICs in ubuntu-server preseed? [closed]

I have a script that installs ubuntu server to a new VirtualBox instance via PXE and preseeding. So far it is working great, I can run a complete install and come out with a fresh machine with one ...
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Why is iSCSI support not included on the alternate installer?

Does anyone know the reason that Canonical decided not to include the ability to install to iSCSI using the "alternate" installation CD (on 10.04 at least)? Ubuntu 10.04 Server installation CD ...
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Does the debian-installer install packages from remote repositories?

I am installing Lucid server from an ISO image. Could the debian-installer that come along that distribution install packages fetched from remote repositories during the install of a new system? If ...