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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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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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. ...
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Choosing between Lucid and Squeeze packages?

When one has the possibility of choosing to install a given package either from a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu Lucid repository on Ubuntu 12.04, which repository should one choose? For example, WANDisco ...
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Ubuntu server-sysadmin package-managment docs: best to read Debian's docs? Any Ubuntu-specific?

Where's the authoritative, canonical (no pun intended) Ubuntu software-package-management ("pkg-man" for short) docs, references? Similarly, where would one point a newbie sysadmin to canonical ...
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Why doesn't clicking on notification buttons in Xubuntu 12.04 dismiss the notification?

When I try to reconnect my Bluetooth mouse in Xubuntu 12.04, I realized that all the notification windows do not allow me to press any buttons. I can click the buttons but nothing happens. I can close ...
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How do I run lintian from pbuilder-dist?

I am using pbuilder-dist to build my packages for Debian unstable and Ubuntu Precise. I want to know how to run lintian (and possibly other commands) inside a certain chroot. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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Trouble making a Live USB with Debian 'Sqeeze'

So first off, I'm using Debian sqeeze and I'm trying to make an Ubuntu 12. 04 Precise Pangolin Live USB. This is kind of a problem at the moment because debian does not have the "startup disk creator" ...
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Is Ubuntu One available for Aptosid or Siduction? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is running Ubuntu One on Debian 'possible'? I'm a happy ubuntuuser since years and i use of course ubuntuone. In my profession I have to work with Microsoft xp ...
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How to create init.d startup script

I just want to run a very simple command on startup. How can I do that? I've searched google and it has very complicated examples, but what I need is just run this script on startup. How can I do ...
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Adding Debian Sid as Package Repository?

I am running 12.04 Precise beta (upgraded from 11.10 Oneiric) and I added the following line to my /etc/apt/source.list: deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free In order ...
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after updates i got a debian bootlogo?

last night i had some update I think that that was the cause i didn't check what updates and now when I boot I got a DEBIAN BOOTLOGO??? and i have a Ubuntu 11.10 amd64? i also installed gnome-shell. ...
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Compiling on Ubuntu (10 or 11) 32 bits for Debian 6 64 bits

Does a program compiled on Ubuntu 32 bits work on Debian 6 64 bits? I went googling and found: "Normally a program compiled on a 32bit system works on a 64 also, but not the other way." So the 32 ...
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manually editing patches and debdiffs

I have a few debdiffs that were created, however, I'd like to apply a small change to all of them. The process of creating the debdiffs from scratch would be easy but very time-consuming. Is ...
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How is Ubuntu more updated than Debian?

I am reading Debian vs. Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint: Which Distribution Should You Use? Ubuntu, on the other hand, is made to include a good combination of new and stable ... Some packages can be used ...