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I'd recommend using uupdate from devscripts to get good start for your deb package. Install required packages $ sudo apt-get install build-essential devscripts Download the the old package from official repository and the new tar-ball from upstream. (I'm using 14.04) $ mkdir ~/Downloads/mediawiki $ cd ~/Downloads/mediawiki $ apt-get source mediawiki $ ...


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Packages in Debian/Ubuntu don't have to be built using make. Technically, in debian/rules, there are just certain targets that have to be met. The following is what I (and Debian's Flightgear group) use to copy files from an arch-independent tarball (no compiling involved, just copying files) into the package. %: dh $@ override_dh_auto_install: ...


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The easiest way is to move the modified source to your other system and compile it there. But you also can create a deb package too. Here is one of the guides. But it will need some effort to learn doing it right.


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Ubuntu is currently planning/developing to use systemd in the future. See following links for info: Vivid will switch to booting with systemd... and Release notes: Boot and service management I am using 14.04. You can use the more native command update-rc.d. Check the man page. Enabling a service with defaults (see man page): sudo update-rc.d foo_service ...


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Apt manual claims that you can specify "exact dependency" with (=xx.yy) as well as <=, >=, but it does not work as documented. The way things seem to actually work is that Depends: version info has no functional value and is completely ignored. Without the version dependency, you cannot have a repo with multiple supported versions of the same package - ...


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I had the same issue. My pad would work with other games but not with Binding of Isaac. I finally chose to install AntiMicro to remap my pad so one stick matches asdw and the other the arrow keys. This is not the best solution in my opinion but at least it works. Here are the downloads of AntiMicro https://github.com/Ryochan7/antimicro/releases Be careful, ...


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As mentioned in the comments to your question, a deb is just a way that Debian-based distros use to archive and distribute packages (think .msi in Windows). The applications that you mentioned were downloaded as deb files, extracted and installed. They don't need the deb files to work though, just like you don't need the setup files once you installed an ...


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It's safe to delete the deb files. Just keep in mind that you should not delete them if you plan to re-install the same versions of the packages at a later point in time. This should be helpful How do I remove cached .deb files?


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There is no matter you can delete .deb when you finish using it whatever the method of installation. I'm giving you here an example how Ubuntu system really deal with .deb so it's just to know that it's not dangerous to delete them since Ubuntu itself gives you the way to do. For example, the installation method of Ubuntu when you use software center or ...


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Here is some sloppy, and probably not very encompassing post-processing you can do to dpkg -I output to get dependency items as a list: Condensed for computers # dpkg -I package.deb | python -c "import sys, re; t=re.split(r'\n(?= ?[\w]+:)|:', sys.stdin.read()); print '\n'.join([i.strip() for i in {key.strip(): value.strip() for key, value in zip(t[::2], ...


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I had the same issue with few applications, with skype being one of them, these depend on external packages or library files that need to be installed manually. To fix the issue i used : sudo dpkg -i skype.deb And then after being prompted for the external libraries like you have in your output, i typed in: sudo apt-get install -f This downloaded the ...


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This is an example to download a deb file. This can be done. But it need not be, if you add a PPA to the system. e.g.: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable But let's go on with the example of downloading. Go to the PPA page, e.g. “Inkscape Developers” team Use the link eg. Inkscape Stable Use the link View package details Use the link ...


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The .save file was created by APT from the original .list file that Chrome added. It's intended as a backup and doesn't actually affect anything. The .distUpgrade file was probably created by APT when you when you did a release upgrade (I'm assuming you did). The Chrome package is unaware of them (Chrome didn't have anything to do with their creation), so ...


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libtiff5 is not in the default Ubuntu repositories in Ubuntu 12.04. The Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library in Ubuntu 12.04 is an older version called libtiff4. Your choices are: sudo apt-get install libtiff5 for Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04. You can also install libtiff5 from the Ubuntu Software Center.



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