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How to make a dependency to the latest version of boost?

I'm packaging a couple of libraries that have some dependencies with one-another. To simplify, let's say I have: libA and libB. libB depends on libA for both building and installing. libA depends ...
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1answer
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Debian Package Creation- how to define environment variables within the package

I built a package with the sudo-ldap package defined as a dependency in the control file (please see below). I'm going to have people install using the gdebi command to install which should install ...
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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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1answer
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Purpose of .dir, .install files in packages

When packaging Ubuntu packages, there's always these funny .dir and .install files around. I suppose their purpose is to somehow indicate what files are to be installed, but I'm not so sure about what ...
4
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2answers
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How to make a .deb installer for PySide (Qt) project

I have made a small software using PySide, a GUI library for python using Qt. I have successfully built it into an executable for Ubuntu. ...
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3answers
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Adding icons to desktop after package installation

Is there any way to automatically add icons for an application when a package is installed? The ideal use case would be that a user decides to install an application and, as part of the postinstall ...
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2answers
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How to create deb installer from tarballs? [duplicate]

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Can I update software installed from source code directly

Though its nearly a year since I started using Ubuntu, I have not attempted installing software from source. I didn't actually find the need to do so. But now I am working on a software which is at ...