Debian GNU / Linux is the 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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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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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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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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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?
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Cannot overwrite Debian6 grub, with Ubuntu grub2

I installed Debian 6 on the same PC where I am running different versions of Ubuntu. Debian 6 installed grub, probably a different version than Ubuntu. I am running update-grub from Ubuntu 10, 11 ...
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Can't report a bug on for a project on Launchpad--What to do (e.g. Skype Wrapper)

I want to report a bug in Skype Wrapper here but am not able to do it. Do I need to be a member to report a bug? I have a Launchpad account and I tried reporting it while logged in but I see no option ...
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How can I create a simple debian package from binary?

I have been researching debian packaging, but I can't seem to figure out how to package a C# mono application made up of a single executable and a few resource files. Can anyone help me figure out? ...
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How to create a repository for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up an APT repository? I hope I have more success here then I had anywhere else. I'd like to create a repository to host my software (ex. ...
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USB FastE or GigE that “just works” with Linux 2.6 kernels

I am trying to find a USB FastEthernet or GigabitEthernet that works without recompiling Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu Oneric. So far, I have tried the following USB GigE adapters: Belkin F4U047-RS ...
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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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Can't update Skype, please help?

(Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... 20% (Reading database ... 25% (Reading database ... 30% (Reading database ... ...
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Awesome WM menu missing Firefox

After sudo apt-get install awesome awesome-extra and logging into it (with no previous configuration that I know of), there's no menu entry for Firefox. All my other stuff is there - Mutt, Meld, ...
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How can I reset my GRUB background to default?

I installed some sort of software (I think it had to do with Gnome) that changed the splash image behind the GRUB boot interface from the standard purple background to a somewhat tacky Debian splash ...
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Can I easily upgrade from Debian Squeeze to Ubuntu 12.04?

Is there an easy way to upgrade from Debian Squeeze to Ubuntu 12.04. The question is mainly targeted at a almost plain server installation of Squeeze. I do not have physical access to the box, so a ...
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How does apt-get/aptitude update determine what package lists to update?

The context is a bug in which Ubuntu are updating package list timestamps every 30 minutes on their archive mirrors, which forces [apt-get|aptitude] update commands to download package lists though ...
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Which version of Debian are Ubuntu LTS releases based on?

This answer says: The base of the operating system, Debian, comes in three versions: Stable, Testing and Unstable. Normally, Ubuntu is based on Testing; the LTS releases are based on Stable. ...