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

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Are there common scripts one can use in its postinst, postrm, etc.?

I'm working on many separate projects each of which comes with a separate Debian package for Ubuntu. For all of the projects including a service, I end up doing similar things in their preinst, ...
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When trying to install an .deb file it keeps giving me this error (the following packgaes have unmet dependencies)

When i tryed to install the teamviewer .deb file for ubuntu it gave me the error (the following packgaes have unmet dependencies). I then tryed to install anydesk with an .deb file and it gave me the ...
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when i try to install Vysor app in Ubuntu

when I try to install Vysor app in Ubuntu it will give the following error in my screen $ (echo 'deb [arch=amd64, trusted=yes] https://nuts.vysor.io/apt ./' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vysor....
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How to uninstall an app, that has been downloaded from a web browser?

I basically installed Opera browser from another browser, but it didn't load some videos, so I decided to download it again from Ubuntu Software and then it worked perfectly. Now I have two Opera web ...
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Parsec login not working - Ubuntu 22.04

When I try to click the login button on Parsec NOTHING happens, fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I saw a similar post when I did a Google search for this problem however, this post has been removed :...
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AnyDesk doesn’t work after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, when I open AnyDesk app (downloaded from official website .deb file) nothing happens. In logs I can see this error/message: Could not create transient scope for ...
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is Firefox .deb package in ubuntu 22.04 in beta?

i have replaced firefox snap package by .deb one in ubuntu 22.04. i am using this repository for firefox .deb package: ppa:mozillateam/ppa two days ago it gets update to version 100. but in windows 11,...
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Software installed from .deb files won't launch

Linux newbie here! I freshly installed the latest Ubuntu 22.04 version on my PC and I'm having trouble with .deb files. While I can install them without issues, when I run the program it just won't ...
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Set default application for mime type on deb file

I create a deb package using dpkg-deb on Ubuntu 20.04, in myApp.desktop I added a MimeType=text/plain;, but is-it possible to set myApp to open by default the file of mime type text/plain ? I need it ...
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Building linux-tools deb produces empty binary packages

I'm trying to build the linux-tools-generic package on Ubuntu Impish (i.e. 21.10). I am trying to follow the guides I can find (e.g. this one), so the workflow looks something like this: Set up by ...
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Making deb package for a few commands

I want to make a package to execute a few commands. The first option I considered was making a postinst file. But it seems that thus would be executed after the package is installed, so if that script ...
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How can i install .deb package that i built?

I'm new at Ubuntu. I built my program as .deb (There were two scripts). I couldn't open it. I installed it from Ubuntu Software because I don't know how to install via terminal. It doesn't seem to be ...
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dpkg has an error with the post-installation script

I am trying to test if my .deb package is installing correctly, but I always get this error: dpkg (subprocess): cannot set security execution context for maintainer script: Invalid argument dpkg: ...
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Ubuntu release upgrade: Will installed deb packages be kept?

It's kind of an addition to this question I asked. I would want to know if all of my installed .deb packages wont get removed. I have some like Discord.
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N: Skipping acquisition of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages', ... 'https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-focal InRelease'

Full Error N: Skipping acquisition of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages', as repository 'https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-focal InRelease' doesn't support architecture '...
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Everything I tried to update I received this message [duplicate]

$ sudo apt -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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Can I make my own .deb's that modify files created by other .debs?

For example, I'd like all the Ubuntu Desktops that I deploy to have some customization's to the settings found in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/, but if i edit those files, and then do apt update &&...
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What is a post-installation script for a package?

I've seen a lot of questions on Ask Ubuntu about errors like this: foo post-installation script returned exit status 1 What is a post-installation script, exactly? Where are post-installation scripts ...
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Apt install using Software Center hangs. How do I kill it?

I invoked an apt install (of mysql-workbench) by double clicking the downloaded .deb file. It hangs at the "preparing" stage and the "Cancel" button does nothing. ps aux | grep apt ...
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Teams version on Ubuntu Software Manager

If I go to the Ubuntu (20.04) software manager, I can find at least 3 versions for Teams: teams-for-linux, Microsoft-Teams-insiders, Microsoft-Teams-Preview. What is the best or the correct version/...
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' "deb' file is not known [duplicate]

I am a new linux user, and installed Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS ~3 days ago. (A.K.A, no clue what I'm doing) When I was trying to install WineHQ using the code 'sudo apt-get install wine', it showed the ...
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ubuntu keeps overriding a package installed with dpkg

I compiled a custom gnu screen deb pkg and installed with dpkg -i, but after some time I noticed screens' version got back to one from ubuntu's repo. I tried to run apt-mark hold screen before ...
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Attempt to build gtk+3.0 from source fails

I am trying to apply a patch to the gtk+3.0 on Ubuntu 21.10 and failing. But more importantly, even without applying the patches, I am unable to build the package. Here are the steps: apt-get source &...
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How to install other dependent packages through apt during the installation of the deb package [duplicate]

I try to make a deb installation package by myself, and this deb package needs to install some dependent packages, but when I execute the command "apt install" in the preinst script, I will ...
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Cannot install ettercap-text-only

When I tried to install ettercap-text-only : apt install ettercap-text-only in my Ubuntu I got Err:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 ettercap-common amd64 1:0.8.3-7 ...
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Is it possible to avoid Firefox as Snap installation and keep deb-version on Ubuntu 21.10 flavor?

I have just installed fresh Ubuntu MATE 21.10 system. Then I ran update-manager manually to check and get some new updates. It showed a surprise for me - it will remove Firefox deb-package as shown on ...
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How to update vs code without removing the previous version using .deb package in ubuntu 20.04

I have download latest version of VS code 1.61 and when I click on .deb file, ubuntu ask to remove previous version of vs code and my fear is that will it remove my workspace and all settings if I ...
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Menu has both "Discord" and "Discord (Env)". Why 2 versions, and how do I remove the latter?

I downloaded Discord from discord.com (chose a .deb file), and installing ended up giving me both "Discord" and "Discord (Env)". Is there a way to get rid of "Discord (Env)&...
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How to build a .deb package for the c++ gtk program

I created a c++ program using gtk and glade. I need to build a .deb package for this program. This program saves data to MySQL database and also it exports data to a excel file using libxlsxwriter ...
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Microsoft Edge installer is provided as .rpm. How can I install it on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

For my work I need Edge browser. However, in the Microsoft web site they provide it as an .rpm file. To install in Ubuntu it needs to be converted to a .deb file. I tried to convert it, but failed. ...
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`bzr builddeb -- -us -uc` fails

[PS: What I really want to achieave here is learn how to package new software] I was following the instruction in https://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/packaging-new-software.html#building-the-package. ...
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Multiple DEBs provide virtual package, which is listed as Depends

I have my own APT repo which houses custom DEBs created/packaged by me. In this repo are a set of DEB packages which have the following in their control file Package: my-foo-<type> Architecture: ...
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How to install wasabi wallet on armhf architecture

How to create and install wasabi wallet on armhf architecture? Is it possible to create it from its GitHub repository. If so, How?
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How to install Cozy Audiobook Player in Ubuntu 20.04 without Flatpak

I want to create a .deb file for Cozy from its GitHub repository. How do I make it? I don't want to use the Flathub version. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.
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ZSH is not showing current path's .deb files

I am trying to install clapper from the .deb file in my Ubuntu 20.04. Last night I installed and configured ZSH for the first time. I think I made some errors during config, as the following happens. ...
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Why does 'apt-get remove' leave configuration files in /etc? [duplicate]

I can understand keeping configuration files in /home, since these are custom files that have been created/edited by the user when running the corresponding program. In contrast however, configuration ...
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How to list configuration file for a specific package on Ubuntu 20.04

In CentOS, there is this command rpm -qc packagenameto list all the configuration for a specific package. [spiderman@MyFirstLinuxVM ~]$ rpm -qc sudo /etc/pam.d/sudo /etc/pam.d/sudo-i /etc/sudo-ldap....
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Can I co-sign a repo for maximum security? In other ways: only update with their signature + mine (auditing protonv pn)

According to https://protonvpn.com/support/official-linux-vpn-debian/, to install ProtonVPN on ubuntu, I should just download the .deb, which installs the protonvpn repo: deb [signed-by=/usr/share/...
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installing deb file [duplicate]

It just shows a circle and nothings happening for 10 mins +. What can i do to install this software? See solution in comment below
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Zoom won't launch on Ubuntu 20.04

Yesterday I installed Zoom on my laptop and worked perfectly. Today, when I wanted to launch it again, it doesn't launch. I installed it using this command: sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb and it ...
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Installing R and RStudio in Lubuntu 20.04

I wanted to install R with Rstudio to start learning, but I found many problems in the way, I'll explain as much as i can below. So I went to the CRAN Project website https://cran.r-project.org/ and ...
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What other ways can you install deb files

A while ago I messed up my computer trying to fix something else (it's already figured out) and deleted some core files, which makes my computer unable to update and install via apt-get. I know that I ...
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Should I prefer a .deb over a snap package of the same version if I'm concerned about security?

Consider a package that is available as a .deb from the publisher as well as a snap from some other (unverified) publisher. A good example for this would be Zoom. The version of the .deb package on ...
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Can I compile a Delphi project to run on ubuntu?

I need to compile a Delphi (pascal) project to run on Ubuntu. It has a GUI and it is supposed to communicate with an external device so I cannot use WINE to just execute the .exe file. Is there any ...
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Why most of deb files I am trying to install are not supported by Ubuntu Software? [duplicate]

I tried to install Dropbox, now I am trying to install Sublime Edit Why deb files don't install itself??? I want the latest build and not some outdated version from Software Center that is few years ...
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Is it possible to create several debian packages with different names from one sources adding specific option

I created debian packages using debuild. One by command with variable for one target type: debuild --set-envvar=TARGET=S_SS -b -us -uc -aarm64 and another one for another one: debuild --set-envvar=...
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How to injecting user-defined fields in binary package control files

It's possible to add user-defined fields in the debian/control file using the XBS- method, as defined in the Policy Manual. Something like this before calling dpkg-buildpackage will work to inject a ...
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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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