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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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 ...
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Can I access debian server through bluetooth PAN via SSH access [closed]

Hi I have an old pentium machine which I want to turn into a server. I have got a debian 6 squeeze distro with me. My machine doesnot have a LAN port on it. I don't want to give access to my server ...
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Why apt-get purge wants to install packages while I use --no-download and --no-install-recommends?

I am using Debian but I think this can be easily posted here. I have already uninstalled openoffice packages from my Debian machine but somehow apt-get put abiword in his place. Now I would like to ...
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SSH graphical session without graphical environment installed on server

I am quite a noob in network/server stuff and I don't really know where to begin. I am using Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 on my PC, and I have also Debian SSH server on another machine in my LAN. I would like ...
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Debian packages for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center? Some times it's difficult to install a software from tgz,bz2,... packages . Some times it doesn't response ...
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What is the default Debian/Ubuntu console (TTY) font called?

I'm currently running Ubuntu and a few other Linux distributions on my computer and since I use the TTY a lot, a good font is pretty important! Does anyone know the name of the default console/TTY ...
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How can I make Ubuntu look like Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”?

I really like the simple look of Debian's interface. What desktop environment is it? Is it easy to replicate?
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Where should I report a bug and apply the fix?

I've identified a bug in XSane and have a four-line fix for it. I'm a little confused as to where I should go to have this fix incorporated... Should I submit a bug report to Ubuntu, Debian, XSane, or ...
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What are the user-friendly pieces in Ubuntu, which Debian doesn't have? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is Ubuntu different from Debian? I've read this line of "Ubuntu is more user-friendly than Debian" many times, and I wonder where all the differences lie. I do ...
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How to install into existing LVM logical volumes

I have a Debian Squeeze install, and I'd like to switch to Ubuntu 11.10. In my current setup, I have 2 HDDs, the first 250GB and the second 500GB. The 250GB drive just has a NTFS partition with Win7 ...
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Shorewall missing from Ubuntu 11.10 default repository?

I'm looking to configure my network using Shorewall on my Ubuntu 11.10 laptop. When I run apt-cache search it doesn't find Shorewall, is there some other repository I can add it from? Or is the ...
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How do I add downloaded debian packages to Synaptic Package Manager?

In Synaptic, when I click File > Add downloaded packages and navigate to the folder with the debian packages, the debian packages are greyed out, which means I cannot select them.
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Can't launch Ubuntu (or any Linux) on hi-end hardware? [closed]

there a though one: I've bough a new computer with the following configuration: ASUS Rampage III Extreme Core i7 950 ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 560 KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3 3x4GB HAF 922 OCZ ...
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Error message when running “make” command: /usr/bin/ld: i386 architecture of input file is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output

I am unable to create a working executable file by running the make command in a tree previously built on an i386 machine. I'm getting an error message in the form of me@me-desktop:~$ make ...
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create final deb file from multiple deb files

I have a packages deb file with all dependencies deb file. Is it possible to create a final deb file(one file) using all. Say example firefox.deb has 10 dependency .deb file. So there is a order to ...
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What is the proper way to install a free/libre kernel?

What is the proper way to install, for example, the Debian Squeeze libre kernel in Ubuntu Natty? Is it safe to do so?
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Transferring mails and user setting to new mail server [closed]

We have a mail server running Debian 5.0. It is one year old now but we want to deploy a new server with Ubuntu Server 10.04. The problem is that we want to transfer all the user mails and settings to ...
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Danger of using an untrusted apt mirror or proxy

My vague understanding of the authentication mechanisms behind debian/ubuntu packaging tells me that it should be safe to install packages downloaded from an untrusted server or proxy as long as apt ...
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How to Install debian package within ubuntu installation?

I would like to install my project (deb package) with Ubuntu installation. I have seen some of the deb packages in Ubuntu source code, but I couldn't find out from where and how they would be ...
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How to create debuginfo package?

I have created rpm packages for a software along with debuginfo. For Ubuntu/Debian , I have only the software packaged as .deb but don't know how to create debuginfo .deb package. Please let me know ...
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Plugin directory of Firefox 5.0

I just downloaded the new Firefox in Debian and working it. BUt the flash is not working, though it works well in Chrome. I installed the shared library and the adobe says copy that to the firefox ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu and Debian server?

I know Ubuntu is basically Debian, and I know Ubuntu releases every 6 months, Debian every 2 years. However, I want to know more the advanced differences between Ubuntu server and Debian. If they have ...
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Launchpad dailybuild source in subdirectory of branch

I have a repo branch that i have mirrored in Launchpad that I am trying to setup a daily build. The problem is that the source directory of the package is a subdirectory in the branch. When building ...
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fakeroot debian/rules binary error

I have a package I'm maintaining. When I issue "fakeroot debian/rules binary" I get this error: dh_install --sourcedir=debian/tmp cp: cannot stat `debian/tmp/usr/share/prg/1.svg': No such file or ...
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Moving SSH keys from Ubuntu

I have set up SSH keys on my Ubuntu machine (10.04) and now I am moving to Debian. On the Debian machine, do I generate new SSH keys corresponding to my username or is it possible to (and is OK) if ...
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Download Source to Build Application Myself

Many Open Source projects provide their source code in different version, for the various systems such as Windows, Debian, Fedora etc. Since Ubuntu is Debian based, should downloading the project for ...
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How to Install pavucontrol without apt?

I need to install pavucontrol by hand, because my apt does not work. How can I install it by hand? I just need to get it for skype sound but my apt does not work.