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How to extract a installed program to a .deb file [on hold]

How do you extract a installed program to a .deb file, in ubuntu 13.10 ?
3
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1answer
59 views

How to create directory and change it's owner with the deb package

I need to create deb package that will create directory for logs. I want to create directory /var/logs/my_package and to change it's owner to my_user. In the docs there is information that I can ...
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5answers
571 views

Why not all Linux packages/software come in .deb format? [closed]

A .deb package is very easy to install, just like .exe in Windows, simply double click and install via USC. I wonder why some developers choose formats like .tar.gz (it scares the hell out of me) ...
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2answers
59 views

How to autostart a daemon after installation?

I'm writing a daemon and packaging it up but I want the daemon to run after install. Is there a way to make the daemon run after it gets installed?
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1answer
36 views

How can I create a deb package with 'folders' and files in it

I have some files that need to be installed in /usr/share/wallpapers when the deb package is installed. I have created the changelog, control files etc however I dont know how to put the files in it. ...
1
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0answers
31 views

How to find top-level dependencies in a list of deb packages?

Suppose I have a list of packages: foo libfoo bar baz quux And suppose foo requires libfoo and bar, and baz requires quux. I want a way to put in that list, and get out this list: foo baz I.e. ...
2
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1answer
58 views

Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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0answers
286 views

Configure Firefox to trigger Package Installer for .deb files

My head exploded. I packed all the pieces back in so I could tell you about how it happened. It starts out like a n00bie post, but seriously – it's not. For the sake of brevity, I wish the story ...
0
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4answers
122 views

Is there deb packages that display license agreement?

Could you please list some deb packages that show license agreement and ask to accept it? I would like to learn their internals.
0
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1answer
127 views

Repacked proprietary software keeps updating the same deb

I repacked a proprietary program delivered as tar file to a deb file for having a company wide repository. I used reprepro to set up a repository and signed it. A unix timestamp is faking a ...
0
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0answers
9 views

How to remove MediaFire Express package from ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed MediaFire Express .deb on ubuntu 13.04. and don't know, how to remove it
0
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0answers
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4
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2answers
768 views

What is the standard for naming deb file name?

I want to find out the standard for the deb file names. For example I have file with the name foo_1.0.0-1_all.deb. As I have found out in Debian FAQ there is such convention: ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Failed to build package

I run into a problem trying to build a package. Everything is OK except adding icon - I added this to rules file mkdir -p debian/fbmessenger/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps cp ...
3
votes
1answer
119 views

What are the names of all released versions of Ubuntu?

I'm working on an icon theme for GTK+ and I'm creating package in PPA and I want to know all the names of Ubuntu for packages. So far I've created deb packages for oneiric natty maverick lucid
0
votes
1answer
204 views

How can i make my .deb package replace a file in the system? [duplicate]

you know that you can't make a .deb package that replaces a file on the system which belong to another package, but i need to create a .deb package for the settings (gnome-settings,kde-settings, in ...
0
votes
1answer
301 views

Installing Crossover 11.3.1 .deb Fails

I keep getting the same messege every time i install a deb file: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/defer/__init__.py", line 489, in _inline_callbacks ...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Stick with package version [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable per-package updates? I love Clementine, but the 1.1 version removed a crucial feature. I'd like to stick with the 1.0 version installed via a downloaded .deb package. Can I ...
3
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0answers
209 views

How to package shared library in deb packages

My application uses some shared libraries, which i need to package with the binary, and as per Debian Policy Rules It is recommended that supporting files and run-time support programs that do not ...
2
votes
1answer
132 views

Automated package build service

I´m using Bacula for backuping my servers and clients, but the versions of bacula in the official repository are very old. So I compiled and installed all the components by myself. But that was very ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Where to get Aegisub?

Where can I get new Aegisub? Ubuntu reps have only 2.1.9 which is VERY buggy (it doesn't support cyrillic lower case, it's unaceptable for me). I found only source, but I'm not sure, that I can do ...
2
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4answers
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How do I create a .deb file?

Yes, I know that this question has been asked many times before, but none of the answers really helped. I'd like to package the Minecraft launcher (which has no proprietary code, AFAIK,) into a .deb ...
0
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1answer
104 views

Installing from Local Dependencies?

I have a folder with all dependencies needed for my program (gimp) in a folder. I don't have internet connection on that System. How can i install Gimp Dependencies from that Folder. Note: All ...
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2answers
384 views

Cannot build deb package

I have followed this tutorial on how to make a .deb package from source(tar.gz) and at the final build command dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot However I get this error at the bottom: make[2]: Entering ...
0
votes
2answers
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How do I bundle a package and its dependencies into a single DEB file?

I have copied downloaded deb package when installing software from software center or terminal. Is it possible to make a single package instead of multiple package. Exp: Thunder bird have 3 package ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Installtion failed a .deb Package [closed]

I try to install a .deb package with terminal use sudo dpkg -i *.deb but show this error dpkg: error processing Pydict.deb (--install): parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/control' near ...
2
votes
1answer
129 views

Java packaging and uploading to a PPA in Launchpad

I have a java application (created as a class) and I want to know how I can (or should I even) convert it to .deb format and then how to upload it to a Launchpad PPA so that everyone could install it? ...
2
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0answers
2k views

xfce 4.10 package availability [closed]

xfce 4.10 has recently been released but I cannot find a supported ppa available yet. There is this ppa https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.10 but it still remains empty. Does anyone ...
4
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2answers
1k views

How do I install packages without using a package manager?

I would like to know how to install .deb packages without using a package manager such as dpkg. Is it possible to do this? What files do I have to edit? Or is there a unique procedure for each ...
1
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2answers
2k views

Is it better to compile from source or to install from a .deb package?

Sometimes, when downloading software from the Internet, I find that there is a .deb package ready for either my Debian/Ubuntu and also a tarball to be compiled. In the beginning I would simply use the ...
1
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1answer
447 views

How do I install GNOME-shell without internet?

I wanna know how to install gnome-shell without an internet connection. Can you tell me what are the dependencies that I have to download?
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2answers
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What precautions should I take with .debs I find on the internet?

So I was browsing the web the other day, and I came across a few places that wanted me to download .deb files - and since those are installed by root (and as such have the "powers" and capabilities of ...
0
votes
1answer
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“DEB” packages recovery

The main point is to make "deb" packages recovery. As I'm using Ubuntu , I install it several times for friends so I decided to make packages recovery, so I tried "APTonCD" to do but I can't find a ...
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4answers
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Create deb repository with several versions of the same package

I want to create my own deb repository to store some packages. I've tried reprepro and it works fine, except for one fundamental feature. Reprepro can't store several versions of the same package in ...
8
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2answers
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How can I check dependency list for a deb package

How can I check dependency list for a deb package. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and I have backed up all deb packages from var/cache/apt/archives. I want to format my pc and re-install selected ...
2
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2answers
207 views

Reduce download size and time when updating package repositories

This question comes from 2 different scenarios but have the same question in common: Scenario 1 - When a user wants to upgrade several PCs that are not in the same network (Not on the same LAN) or in ...
3
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2answers
347 views

creating .deb package but bad permissions into destination folder

I'm building a .deb package for my latest game, http://sundaycoders.host-ed.net/download.html. Everything is OK concerning files locations, menu entries and icon once deb package has been installed. ...
2
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2answers
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Easiest way to package a directory of MATLAB scripts into a Launchpad PPA

I'm administering a small network of Ubuntu boxes for a series of measuring machines in a laboratory. These machines depend on a small directory of MATLAB scripts in /usr/local/MATLAB/... in order to ...
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0answers
210 views

GdaBrowser deb? [closed]

Where can I get a GdaBrowser package? It should be somewhere in the repos with libgda packages but it isn't :/
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1answer
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Can't find hg-buildpackage

It was suggested I use hg-buildpackage to build my Ubuntu packages because it will ignore my .hg folder and files. However I can't seem to find it in the Ubuntu 10.10 repos. How can I get ...
5
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1answer
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How to find and back up only files not part of a package

How can I find a list of every file that is modified or added outside the debian package management system? Cruft is unmaintained and doesn't know about the way today's debian package management ...
3
votes
1answer
498 views

Filenames in the apt cache directory

Why the packages in the directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ have names like: *x11proto-damage-Dev_1%3a1.2.0-1_all.deb* where the "strange" in this case is "%3". In fact, if I download it ...
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1answer
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Alien deletes the .deb generated before I can install it

After I "alien" a .rpm file, i see freego_4.5-2_i386.deb, generated but can't find the file afterwatds. Then trying alien -i results in an error message stating the .deb file couldn't be found What ...
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0answers
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How can I get my deb file into the repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get my software into Ubuntu? How can I publish my open-source project in open Ubuntu repositories? I have already compiled a deb which I can install on all my ...