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How do I extract the package version from debian/changelog?

What's the most robust way to parse a source package's debian/changelog file (or debian/control?) to get the package's version number? Something like: pkgver=$(dpkg-parsechangelog | magic_goes_here) ...
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Added key, but dget still shows “gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found”

Trying to download Django source package using dget and the .dsc file from here. Then dget fails to verify the source, because it is missing a public key. $ dget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu... ...
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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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How to install ANT 1.9.6?

I want to install ANT from downloaded zip: apache-ant-1.9.6-bin.zip. How to do it ?
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Huawei Linux driver on Ubuntu 13.04

installing the driver for the Huawei Vodafone K3772 key in Ubu 13.04 I get the following error: "make: *** [install] Errore 2 Install NDIS driver failed. The compiling environment is not all ready. ...
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Where in the debian source package do I specifiy where the program should be installed?

Currently my program installs to /usr/bin or whatever and I need to change it to /opt/appname. Where do I specify that in the debian source package? Rasmus
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How do I prevent apt-get from upgrading packages built from source with apt pinning? [duplicate]

I have a package installed (xcp-xapi) which is prone to a bug. The fix is very simple (only a couple of lines in the code) so what I do is the following: apt-get source xcp-xapi Then I find the ...
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How to search for source packages?

I can use aptitude to search for packages using a search term. For example, to search for all packages whose name begins with Foo: $ aptitude search Foo* However, this listing does not include ...
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What's the official method for checking integrity of a source package?

I want to add a feature to pam, and I figured a good starting point was to download the libpam-modules source. On download, I notice this warning: gpgv: Can't check signature: public key not found ...
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How can I know which options have been passed to ./configure while compiling / building a Debian package?

To close voters: This question is different from the question linked, because its scope is to find the options passed to ./configure during the building of a generic Debian package, not only to find ...
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How do you force apt-get source to get the package you ask for

$ apt-get source libtiff4 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Picking 'tiff3' as source package instead of 'libtiff4' E: Unable to find a ...
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anyone know how to reset source.list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restore the default repositories? is there anyway to reset my source.list ? i try to follow the trick for this forum ...
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Install lemonbar from source

I'm having difficulty installing lemonbar package. Once I've extracted the archive, how do I compile? I'm a bit new so I only know the ./configure, make, sudo make install thing.
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what-source (part of what-utils) returns package name two times

On my Ubuntu 14.04.2, what-source returns two times the package name for some packages, e.g. ~$ what-source openssl openssl openssl or ~$ what-source firefox firefox firefox Is this normal ...
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Juju charm, what to do when you can't reach archive.ubuntu.com?

I'm writing a Juju Charm for StrongSwan to auto-configure a VPN server. One of the things I noticed with the CharmHelpers code is that the apt_update() function only checks for DPKG lock. I want to ...
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.desktop arduino file killed system

any idea on what happened? i went here https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software downloaded the 64 bit for my os (running ubuntu gnome 14.04 LTS). and then I chmod +x the ./install.sh (not sure if ...
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warnings on update local repository

W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Beta amd64 (20150805)/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update ...
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How to add the source packages on launchpad to my PPA?

I have a working project on launchpad, with generation of packages for three version of Ubuntu distribution and all is fine there. However, I cannot find the option to tell launchpad to put the source ...
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Looking for lasem (pre-compiled mathview package for Ubuntu)

I've searched high and low, but it seem that this package simply does not exist for Ubuntu yet? (v 0.4.x) In any case, it ought to exist, because AbiWord requires it for its mathview plugin which it ...
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Does packages.ubuntu.com provide a search API?

The Debian package directory provides a simple API to search for package releases. For instance this query results can be accessed as JSON at https://sources.debian.net/api/src/libtry-tiny-perl/. Is ...
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What are the implications of compiling packages from source?

What are the implications of compiling packages from source? For example, what if doing sudo apt-get upgrade upgrades a dependency of the manually-installed package? How would using a package from the ...
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add 14.04 ppa in 12.04 source.list and install package messed up the WHOLE system

I was adding trusty(14.04) ppa to my 12.04 in order to install python3-progressbar. after successfully installed the python3-progressbar. I use apt-get install synaptic to install synaptic package. ...
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There are no repos [closed]

I have PC Engines Apu . I wanted to install Linux to Apu over PXE. I m trying to install this on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS #yum install tftp-server syslinux httpd dhcpd There ...
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What to do if 'sudo make install' does not work for tar.gz files?

I downloaded the galaxium chat client tar.gz package from google code repositories. But, I am not able to install it with normal sudo make install command as described in the instructions, it gives ...
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how to know which version of the compiler used to install a program from source among all versions of the that compiler

I installed a program via source code . To do that I downloaded a gcc and g++ appropriate for that. I use this command in order to install that $ export CC=gcc-?? CXX=g++-?? && ./install ...
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What is ABecho command line in Teamviewer Package

I convert a debian package to tgz package using alien -t . Then , i browse this new package to inspect some scripts : One of script includes this code: ABecho "teamviewer" "run teamviewer ...
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Upgrading an Ubuntu localrepo from trusty to xenial

Please forgive my ignorance as I am new to Ubuntu. I have created a local repository of Trusty using apt-mirror. My question is how to upgrade this repo to Xenial? Also in the mirror.list file how to ...
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Is there any software like Windows Device Manager in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to View/Install/Uninstall the System's Default Packages separately like Device Manager in Windows. I wanna list the Systems's Default Packages too. Is there anything available regarding to ...
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I need help compiling evince from source package on Ubuntu 14.10

After obtaining build-dependencies and source code for Evince document viewer through sudo apt-get build-dep evince apt-get source evince on ubuntu 14.10, I run configure script and got the ...
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Trouble downloading packages

When I try to download any of the following package, it shows error. sudo apt-get install libelf-dev sudo apt-get install tcl-dev sudo apt-get install tk-dev Reading package lists... Building ...
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Source package: precise build dependencies policy for Software Centre

I was seeking for a detailed specification of what's allowed as build dependencies for sources packages to be published in the Software Centre. I found Ubuntu Policy Manual — Chapter 4 - Source ...
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What compiler flags are used to build the binaries in the official ubuntu .deb packages?

The author of the question What flags are used to compile debian stable packages? points out that Ubuntu has a default (fixed?) set of compiler flags that are used to built the binary files contained ...
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Compiler flags: deb package vs. source packet

Are the binaries in a .deb package compiled with the the same flags that are used when you Take a vanilla ubuntu installation without any changes (this is relevant for the effect of ./configure), ...
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How to find out if GTK is installed?

I am working on an ubuntu virtual machine. The installation is very basic. How can I verify if GTK and all its support packages are loaded? I only have text terminal access at this time.
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Contiki Packages

I am new to ubuntu world,I need to know what are the necessary packages required to run contiki-os in ubuntu operating system. I downloaded the contiki-2.7 folder from github but unable to run the ...
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Cannot install new user theme in 15.10 using tweak tool

I have installed the tweak tool and unable to locate the gnome-shell-extensions in repositories of 15.10, I tried using synaptic manager but unable to locate those extension packages and I get no ...
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Getting precompiled software

How to get a precompiled package of any software, so I can install it directly? Because I am a beginner linux user and I am facing problems in compiling any software.
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package dependency tree with no internet

I installed Kubuntu 15.10 and it doesn't support any internet access method (wifi, ethernet, hotspot). I downloaded the network packages from Ubuntu archives with all their dependencies manually but ...
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How to unblock a website/download through Terminal in Ubuntu?

I was trying to install NS2 for my academic purpose. But in our Pondicherry University the repositories like http://archive.ubuntu.com are blocked through Proxy Server. When i want to install ...
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How to create package including source codes, which compile during installation

Is it possible to create a deb package for Ubuntu, which contains source codes and automatically compiles them into executable during its installation? I haven't found any tutorials for this, only ...
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Broadcom wireless device BCM4360 with wireless adapter number 14e4:43a0

You know BCM43xx drivers are headache. I could not find any access point when I first installed ubuntu. I have tried to install the driver with code below: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ...
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How to create .deb package of my JavaFx application?

I've built an application using JavaFx. Now I want to make a .deb package of my application to use it into Ubuntu/Debian platform. How can I do it?
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How can I automatically rebuild a package with a different compiler?

I would like to build a specific package, say upx-ucl with my local installation of afl-fuzz. Is there an easy way to do that? It would be perfect if the result was the deb package with a new build.
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failed to download package sources

I am trying to download package sources for all the installed packages in 14.04.2 release version. I tried the method described here ... How to download the source packages for all installed ...
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How to install standalone LINE or LINE plugin for Pidgin in Kubuntu 14.04?

I want to use LINE in my Kubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately LINE has no official release for Linux. I found some unconfirmed sources of installing LINE in Linux. I tried LINE with Wine, but it did not work ...
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Single list item stopping package manager

Full error log: starts here: E:Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/ubuntu.c3sl.ufpr.br_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_i18n_Translation-pt%%5fBR (1), The item above is from universe and ...
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Error While Running W3af

Hey Every0ne <<< Got A problem And i Hope You Help Me With :( ! When i Just Trying To run W3af GUI Or The Console , i Got This :- Hash of the package ...
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How I set any distribution for Debian package?

When I try to make a Debian source package for Launchpad, in /debian/changelog file, I must set a distribution like this: package-name (1.0-1) trusty; urgency=low ... Now, I want to release my ...
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How to skip installation of a debian package if a file exist in the system?

I'm interesting in avoiding the installation of the content of a debian package when a file is present in the system, eg. /usr/local/bin/token. I'd like than the debian package will look for the ...
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deb package building

While trying to build a package, I gave the following command in terminal: cd Downloads/src/ cd unity-5.10.0/ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b Then it gives the output: dpkg-buildpackage: ...