Questions tagged [deb]

Questions about the Debian packaging format with the extension '.deb'. Packages for Ubuntu are provided in this format.

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how can you convert a appimage to a .deb file on a chromebook [closed]

i want to convert a appimage to a .deb file so i dont have to keep going to the file manager and running from there i want to run it as an actual application btw im on chrome os with linux support
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Creating a Debian package for a Qt application built using CMake

I would like to create a .deb installation package for a GUI based Qt5 application. Most of the links available for this problem are pretty old, so I'm curious if there are more up-to-date solutions ...
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How should we install deb packages from the Internet and keep them updated? [duplicate]

Packages like discord or vivaldi provide a .deb file which can be installed using apt install. Let's say in case of an update, how should one go about updating this package? I don't think these ...
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.deb Wps office 2019 only runs as root [kubuntu 21.04]

Installed wps office via .deb package from their website, it only runs as root. i did chmod 777 with some wps files but it wont help. i have limited internet access and downloaded the package at a ...
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How to fix mk-build-deps: Unable to install all build-dep packages?

Ubuntu 20.04.2 focal fossa. My goal is to install the KDE debug symbols via mk-build-deps. To do this i have created a text file named source-control with the following content: Source: my-kde-dbg-...
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When we reinstal a debian package, is that messy?

I just did a fresh install of Lubuntu 20.10 and made a mistake trying to get VNC Server to start, which is a deb package installed with gdebi. I thought perhaps reinstalling the VNC deb package might ...
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Reprepro with passphrase file

Is there a way to provide a password file for reprepro includedeb groovy myfile.deb? Due to the setup with OpenPGP this command requires to manually enter a passphrase. As I want to automate CI/CD ...
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.deb package is downloading as folder in my ubuntu

I have downloaded the desktime app from https://desktime.com/download but it is downloaded as a folder in my machine and i can't able to install it. Anyone know the reason behind this? I tried ...
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Error unistalling Snap version of Chromium

I am running Kubuntu 20.10 on a Samsung Chromebook. Since I was having problems saving files with the Snap version of Chromium, I installed the Deb version and that works fine for me. I tried to ...
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How to check some dependency for deb in preinst script when compat=9

I want to check some dependencies for the deb which compat equals to 9. If the dependency is not OK, just echo some warning but the deb can still be installed(It seems that Depends:xxx is not suitable ...
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Trying to download and verify .deb files

I am trying to download and verify all .deb files on http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/acct/ I do not want to use apt because I believe that would limit me to .deb files for my architecture ...
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Error while trying to run an specific .deb file via terminal (Lubuntu 20.04) [duplicate]

I have the .deb file of the newest version of PlayOnLinux and I can run it with no problems if I just double click it, but when I run it from terminal it gives an error and the program doesn't start. ...
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How can I get all new versions of a packages since last time checking?

I need to build a CI pipeline that will build my own package against all versions of another package. Therefore I need to track the version changes. Is there a convenient way to achieve this, e.g. I ...
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How to install dependencies along with .deb package offline

What I have: I have a Qt deb package for Ubuntu Desktop 16/18. By default, Qt dynamically compiles application. Hence the target machine must have the required libraries installed. What I want: Now I ...
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How can I get a Dart application on my PPA

I have written a application in the Dart programming language, and I want to upload it to my PPA. However, Dart is not in the Ubuntu repos, so I cant build my app on the PPA build servers. How can I ...
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Update software with .deb file

How do I update software that I installed with a downloaded .deb file in ubuntu software center? When I open the downloaded file in software center I can only choose to remove the software and install ...
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Prevent .deb package from substituting system icons

I have installed Softmaker Office but its .deb installer has entered in every /usr/share/icons/* directory substituting the icons for .docx/.xlsx/.pptx files with its own icons. If I uninstall it, the ...
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Debian package with dependency to package in unconfigured PPA [duplicate]

I'm creating a debian package primary.deb (custom, home-made package for internal use) that depends on secondary.deb (hosted in external PPA). I'd like the users of primary.deb to not explicitly have ...
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What is the use of “Download Package” option in Gdebi?

When I open an already installed .deb file in Gdebi, I see that it has a "Download Package" option. What is the use of that option ? Because if I have already downloaded and opened it, why ...
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How to run OpenBLAS source package test from debian/test directory?

I need to understand how to run test from debian/test directory for OpenBLAS package. Currently on my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I did the following: cd ~/Downloads sudo apt-get build-dep openblas apt-get ...
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Error on update can't get it fixed Err:8 & after the first part of post got this Err:7

Results of sudo apt update : Err:8 http://archiver.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Temporary failure resolving 'archiver.ubuntu.com' Fetched 433 kB in 20s (21.6 kB/s) ...
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How to set default source of a package that exists in multiple sources on gnome-software?

I use ubuntu 20.10 with gnome software, the deb version with snap and flatpak plugins and there are some applications that are available from different sources like the official repo, snap or/and ...
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Struggling to create python3 debian packages

I setup https://github.com/MirahezeBots/MirahezeBots/pull/436 which should run make-deb then dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc but that doesn't seem to work per https://github.com/MirahezeBots/MirahezeBots/...
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Read version of changelog file from variable for debian packaging

I have debian changelog file. The Head of the file is as follows. my-package ($VERSION) UNRELEASED; urgency=low .... When I rebuild the package I need to get the version from the environment variable. ...
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Create debian package with relative install path

I am creating a debian package with a minimal layout (for a hypothetical package called "skate"). Here's the directory structure: ... ├── LICENSE ├── packaging │   └── debian │   └── ...
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How to get creation date and time of a deb package on deb repo

I need to find out the latest version of a package on deb repo. Below you will see 0.8.0.13 and 0.8.0.20 versions. In between these release versions there are 0.8.0-debug.XXX builds. I want to get the ...
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I cannot open and install .deb file [duplicate]

I am new in ubuntu . I downloded visual code in https://code.visualstudio.com/Download .deb file. I when ı click anything happen
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Stop re-installing same deb file using dpkg -i

I have created a .deb file and it is working fine after installing. But when I am going to re-install the same deb file then previous version is uninstalled and then new deb file is installed (using ...
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How to manage translations of help pages in debian packaging?

I am trying to create debian package for an upstream source (which has not been debian packaged yet), and want to know if help pages translated in a new locale can be automatically configured in the ....
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Can I get nativefier to produce a .deb?

On macOS and Windows, the Electron JS app creator script nativefier is able to wrap a website into a .dmg or .exe. However, on Ubuntu, the nativefier script produces a big folder where you have to ...
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Can somebody explain what is meant by code source tree

I am trying to build a deb package from source code. when I run: debuild -b -uc -us From the source code directory I get: debuild: fatal error at line 679: cannot find readable debian/changelog ...
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32-bit version of Zoom for Ubuntu?

I am working on old 32bit pc's, I repair and install ubuntu 16.04 on them and later give them to children in need for education. zoom 32 bit application cannot be found on the zoom.us website does ...
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How to verify files installed in system against 3rdparty deb package?

I'm aware about dpkg -V and debsums, but I need to check installed files against given deb files, not metadata stored in system.
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FLEX package is not installing in ubuntu 16.04

I have executed below commands and there outputs are as below. CMD: sudo dpkg -i flex_2.6.1_ubuntu_16.04.deb output: (Reading database ... 259032 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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dpkg unpacking takes very long time on Ubuntu 20.04 & 20.10

Ubuntu 20.10 is running (upgraded from 20.04) on AMD Platform PC. All run well except that the dpkg unpacking action took very long time, if not hours, to complete everytime some package was installed,...
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How to uninstall app downloaded from site with .deb extension?

I'm new to Linux. I downloaded VS Code from the site having a .deb extension and I'm unable to uninstall it. It is not visible in Ubuntu software. It does show in the app drawer and also opens from ...
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Software app is not showing installed software and not installing .deb package

Earlier my software store was not showing installed software, but I referred to this answer, but still it's not running the .deb package. I want to use Chrome Remote Desktop service. I followed the ...
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How to restore the screen sharing control panel in Zoom?

I used a second screen demo. When I clicked on the arrow button on the green box (it can be seen in the attached image) at this point the screen sharing control panel disappeared. I don't know how to ...
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How do I uninstall Microsoft edge? [duplicate]

I just install Microsoft Edge browser using a deb package. Now I can not uninstall it. If I go to the menu, and right click on it, there is no option to uninstall. If I open Discover app, Edge it not ...
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The Install button is missing when trying to upgrade a app from a deb file using the Ubuntu Software GUI after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Dell XPS 13 7390 that came with Ubuntu 18.04. It recently prompted me to upgrade to 20.04, so I did. Some of my software, checks for updates when it starts, one example is DBeaver. I have ...
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pbuilder-dist fails if cmake can't find non-mandatary c++ feature support?

I'm trying to submit a deb to my PPA according to this manual: https://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/packaging-new-software.html I'm able to build my app with bzr builddeb -- -nc -us -uc and to sign it ...
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How does `apt remove` know which files should be removed?

I've just created a small DEB package, just to see how it works. My file structure was the following: ~/temp/myapp_1.0 ...
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How to display custom installed debian package on “Ubuntu Software” installed page?

I have create a package call google for test the debain packages. I installed it and now we can see it on application window as well. In here 3rd row, 3rd one is my installed package. When I right ...
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Is the vanilla version of the Snap-Store able to deal with .deb and apt?

Acording to sources like this: OMG! Ubuntu!: Ubuntu Switches to a Snap’d Software Store for 20.04 It seems like the Snap Store (renamed as Ubuntu Software in Ubuntu 20.04) is able to install .deb ...
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How to install Docker with another Debian package?

I have 2 images on Docker Registry, so my requirement is to create Debian package to pull those 2 images and run on the installed machine. My problem is if I want to use Docker command, Docker should ...
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GUI install Visual Studio Code .deb file in Ubuntu 20.04 keeps loading forever [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any .deb file using GUI in Ubuntu 20.04 it just keeps loading forever in the Ubuntu Software tab. When I open the Software app after searching for "vscode" in it, ...
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LXC/LXD as Debian package

Installing LXD from APT installs it as a Snap package and while LXC programs are installed from a Debian package, running them tells me I need to install the LXD snap. Is there anyway to install LXC ...
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Can't use a .deb file on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I recently was interested in modding, and I needed to install unity. I did that, and I run the .deb file, it comes up to the 'install software' application, then it says 'can't install Unity. Not ...
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update Bitwig Studio-8 with deb [duplicate]

For a Ubuntu Studio beginner , how do you UPDATE an already existing Bitwig Studio-8 track DAW after having recently downloaded the update files (Bitwig Studio 3.2.8 deb) from the Bitwig Studio DAW ?
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How to speed up dpkg-deb build

I use dpkg-deb to build a deb package. However, in my CI tests, dpkg-deb takes a lot of time to complete (~6min). Is there a way to speed up the process? I have tried setting compression to none: dpkg-...

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