Debian Gnu / Linux is the Linux distribution upon which Ubuntu is based. Ubuntu uses the same packaging system as Debian. These questions should be about how Ubuntu and Debian work together from a workflow perspective.

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Where should I place templates and config file in debian hierarchy

I am writing a debian binary package for my application (foo). The postinst (post install) script wants to ask the user few questions and get the answers as well. I am trying to achieve this using ...
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Which fonts are pre-installed in Ubuntu Desktop?

My laptop runs Ubuntu 13.04, and is able to display text in foreign languages (e.g. Chinese) on websites. But this is not the case with Debian. Despite installing all locales, my browser doesn't ...
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How to set block size with NTFS-3G

I recently wanted to increase the block size from 1Kilobyte to 16 kilobyte so I formatted it to 16KB. Unfortunately when I checked today again the following came out: Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, ...
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How can Ubuntu detect some mobile devices that debian doesn't?

For example, when I plug a Samsung i770 in ubuntu and I run eclipse, the mobile device is detected and I can run my apps. But debian doesn't recognise this device. What package is included in Ubuntu ...
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How do I upgrade my code from dpkg-deb to dpkg-buildpackage

I inherited code that builds the .DEB using dpkg-deb -b -Zgzip -z9 debian ../$runner This works well, except that when the end user runs it, it refuses to install missing dependencies. Instead it ...
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Using previously downloaded debian packages for upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04

Before upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 I downloaded most of required .deb packages separately. Now I have a folder with a lot of .deb packages needed for upgrade. How can I upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 using ...
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Difference between Ubuntu and Debian command line use [closed]

Is there a difference between Ubuntu and Debian with regard to command line and terminal use? I'm talking about things like command syntax, options, etc..
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Gdm3 doesn't start after installing ATI d

I have just installed some graphics drivers on my Debian 6. I used sgfxi script which generated /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and installed ATI drivers. After installation which was succeeded I couldn't ...
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File ownership in debian packages

I just curious about managing file ownership in debian packages. How to preserve file ownership during building deb packages. I want a files own by a specific user when I install them.
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Internal Server Error 500 Bugzilla installation

I followed this tutorial in installing Bugzilla, I didn't encounter any problem not until I hit localhost/bugzilla in the URL. My sites-available/default config is as follows: #ScriptAlias ...
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OpenVPN-AS on Debian server and Ubuntu 12.10 client

I recently signed a VPS (OpenVZ / Debian 32 bits Minimal), installed OpenVPN-AS (Access Server), and successfully connect to it, however I have a few doubts. To make it clear, I will explain how I ...
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Install a package manager without package manager

I'm doing some work on a really, really minimalistic Debian dist and noticed that there is no package manager on it. Can anyone tell me how I can fix this? There is no GUI but I have a Internet ...
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How come the override_dh_build-indep sequence isn't run by debuild?

I'm having a bad time trying to generate some documentation for a shared library within debian/rules. I asked a question earlier about which target to use for generating the documentation. My problem ...
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Virtualbox 4.1.12 Unable to connect to network

I'm trying to create a Vagrant Basebox for Debian Lenny. The first step in this process is creating a VM Guest in Virtualbox. I've created a new VM image and begun installation of Debian Lenny using ...
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execute script when network interface is up

i have this piece of bash script : internal=$(/sbin/ifconfig $adapter | grep "inet addr" | awk -F: '{print $2}' | awk '{print $1}') $adapter="eth0" i want to execute this until internal has the ...
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How can I get a package update in the repositories?

I use a software (Anki) which is in version 0.9.9.8.6-2.1 in the Debian repository and in version 1.2.11-1 in the Ubuntu repository. Quite a lot has changed meanwhile (changelog). The latest version ...
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can't access root user

I came home from work and restarted my server pc just for a bit of refreshment and it turned on me and did the opposite. I'm running OPEN MEDIA VAULT, it's been very good to me, until now, I used to ...
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apt-get “Broken packages”

While installing python-dev: sudo apt-get install python-dev I am getting the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: python2.7-dev : Depends: python2.7 (= 2.7.3-0ubuntu3) ...
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How can I install packages from Debian's squeeze repo on Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Debian Squeeze but I want to test Ubuntu with Unity. I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 ISO and installed it, but I can't find a way to add Debian's local repository. How can I use Debian's ...
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Accessibility bus error when packaging

When i do quickly package i get the flowing warning. Not a big deal but because this warning i can't share my package to my ppa. ** (setup.py:5679): WARNING **: Couldn't register with accessibility ...
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Add custom steps to source package's debian/package.postinst?

I have a package that incorporates an auto-generated debian/package.postinst.debhelper file into the generated binary. When I put my own code into a file at debian/package.postinst, the auto-generated ...
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Downloading software from internet

I need to download a file from this site. I saved the file elements as Linux 64.bit into a temp folder in my desktop. How do I get these files from my temp desktop folder to its final destination so ...
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LVM encryption: How does it work?

I set up LVM partitions on Debian (which is the same as doing it on Ubuntu). How does it impact performance and how secure is it? Do I need to have access to the console when it reboots to provide ...
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predefined cell ID assignment for an ad-hoc wlan

I have a debian/ubuntu embedded boards that I connect them via an ad-hoc network with the following settings board:~# cat /etc/network/interfaces auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address ...
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Migrate Debian firewall rule to Ubuntu

My old Debian firewall died and I'm migrating saved rules to Ubuntu this way: iptables-restore < firewall_config I get this error: Bad argument `192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0' Error occurred at ...
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How to safely download and gpg verify a Debian source package?

I need specific (source or binary) packages from Debian. Can I download the package using apt-get? How can I add the Debian repository to my sources.list so it only gets used on a by case base? ...
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Old Debian installation boots even after new install of Ubuntu [closed]

I am just an intermediate user with some start up problems. I broke my really old Debian distro and wanted to go to Ubuntu, which I installed successfully; however, for some reason or another my ...
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Debian package creation for PHP

How to create deb package for PHP code, where code should be installed in a certain dir like /usr/share/phpproject and install a conf file for Apache under sites-available then simlink it to ...
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apt-get broken: No module named debian.deb822

sys.path: ['/usr/lib/update-notifier', '/usr/local/lib/python26.zip', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/plat-linux3', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/lib-tk', ...
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How to add Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Debian 6.0's GRUB?

I installed Debian because Debian runs better on my PC than Ubuntu. I installed Debian on an another partition because I wondered to dualboot with Ubuntu. And after Debian installed, I see in the ...
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Could I make Ubuntu a rolling distro?

From what I understand, Debian testing/unstable/experimental are rolling release, right? Since Ubuntu is based on Debian, could I the Debian testing repo to my software sources and make my Ubuntu a ...
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Submit merged Debian package for inclusion in Ubuntu

I'm currently working to update the version of autogen shipped with Ubuntu from 1:5.12-0.1ubuntu2 in the repositories to 1:5.17.1-1 in Debian. The merge has been completed on my computer and the ...
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Custom desktop environment for Debian/Ubuntu [closed]

I like Unity a lot for its gorgeous dash and panel look, the global menu and HUD, the super+# shortcuts and that's it. I really hate it for the stupid launcher and its general inflexibility compared ...
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Is there a way to download updates differentially rather than via .deb files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will Ubuntu include delta updates? In the old days, you downloaded or installed packages from a CD, and then a year later you got the new version of your ...
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Python dependencies in Debian packages

I created my first Debian package today by following the accepted answer at this AskUbuntu question. Everything went fine, and it installed properly afterwards. However, my script is written in python ...
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How to install a newer version of Jenkins on 12.04 LTS?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and I need to install a version of Jenkins greater than the one provided in the Ubuntu repositories (1.424.6). Specifically I at least need version 1.426 (I want to use API tokens ...
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apt-move says the packages are moved but they are gone

I'm trying to setup a Ubuntu mirror with selected packages from different repositories, by using apt-move, which I've been using on Ubuntu 10.04 without (too much) problems. I've installed apt-move ...
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Is there a debian/ubuntu policy on softlinking things to another location in opt once they're installed?

Is there a debian/ubuntu policy on softlinking things to another location in opt once they're installed properly in usr/share or usr/lib? Here's a simple example: Packaging up dnsenum. It's a ...
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Problems booting 12.04 LTS

I have had Ubuntu for awhile now and haven't had any real issues until recently. About 1-2 months ago I started having booting issues. On bootup, I receive a Debian screen asking for what version I ...
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unstripped binary or object creating debian package

I'm new to package creation and I'm trying to create a .deb package and keep getting 'unstripped-binary-or-object' on all my libraries and executables. I have everything setup in the directory tree ...
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I've filed an ITP bug on bugs.debian.org - now how do I get the package into Ubuntu?

I've written a development library that I would like to include in the Ubuntu archives. From what I understand, the best way to do this is to first get the package into Debian and then request a ...
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How can I include a custom command in deb file, to be executed at the end of installation?

Well, I like to mark /usr/bin/program.sh as executable using following command: chmod +x /usr/bin/program.sh I want the above command to be executed at the end of installation of the Debian ...
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How to adjust symbols-file in a package for a shared lib

I am trying to upgrade ktorrent in my PPA to the latest upstream version. It also requires an updated libktorrent package. It seems libktorrent was changed in incompatible ways and thus results in a ...
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Why is the software center in the Debian repositories?

Not that I mind or anything, just out of curiosity. But I noticed today that the Software Center in Ubuntu is actually an upstream package?. In the description it says To install or remove ...
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How can I prevent dpkg-buildpackage from modifying the modification date of the /debian directory when building a Debian package?

I have set up a working pbuilder toolchain for building Debian packages in i386 and amd64 varieties for Ubuntu. I am using reprepro to manage my own private apt repository and dupload to upload ...
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directory permissions adding user in a group

I added a user using useradd useradd -g upperdevs myuser But when I do an id check I didn't see the upperdevs group. id myuser #uid=1000(myuser) gid=1000(myuser) groups=1000(myuser),27(sudo) ...
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International Keyboard -layouts over X — how to set them up?

I have asked a related question in different sites such as here in German and a related thread here, a different case in the latter though. The # dpkg-reconfigure console-setup is firing WARNING: ...
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Howto cleanly unmount a root filesystem that's using aufs

Preface: I've made a boot-image that boots up Debian/Ubuntu using SquashFS and aufs. The image contains a cleaned up debootstrap install, compressed into a squashfs image. The squashfs image is ...
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Packaging with CDBS: Unknown sequence cleanbuilddir

I'm trying to create an Ubuntu package for testing, and stick to the rules given at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Complete. As this is CMake build and I need to adapt the arguments to cmake, ...
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Will Quickly applications work on Debian?

I have created an Ubuntu applications using Quickly, but I am wondering if the .deb package that Quickly has created will work on Debian. Do Quickly applications work only on Ubuntu?