deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages.

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Preserve Linux Capabilities in Debian Package

I'm building a package containing a web service that needs to listen on port 443. The service itself is written in Go, so I can't use authbind to manage the port permissions. Instead, I've opted to ...
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Retrieving all informations for all versions of all available packages on a Debian box [migrated]

I am trying to do that to write a front-end to apt/dpkg. Unfortunately, until now, the best I have found is apt-cache show $(apt-cache pkgnames). The problems I have with that solution are: it is ...
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Building PHP7.0 from sources deb fail: configure: error: GD build test failed

Try compiling php7.0 from source debian. GD librar¡ia update to testing after first error. apt-get install libgd-dev/testing mkdir /src/debian; cd /src/debian apt-get source php7.0/testing apt-get ...
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Create deb package from source without ./configure file [closed]

How can I create a deb package for Ubuntu 14.04 from source when there is no ./configure file? I have tried to use checkinstall but keep getting an error like make: *** No rule to make target `...
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Linux's /etc/init.d - symlink, hard link, or actual file?

I have a Debian and an RPM package that requires a start/stop script to be added to the /etc/init.d directory. Recently, I was informed by a remote developer that "those in the know" know that "best ...
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apt: list required dependencies for deb package without installing it

For a build tool I'm writing (for which I'd like to implement a sort of dependency-caching system) I'd like to know what the missing dependencies for a .deb package are, without resorting to ...
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Install screen on ubuntu 13.04 through .deb from web

I have a server on Rackspace w/ Ubuntu 13.04 (raring) that no longer has access to install packages through apt-get. Err http://mirror.rackspace.com/ubuntu/ raring/main screen amd64 4.0.3-14ubuntu9 ...
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Installing wkhtmltoimage in Debian 6.0 (squeeze)

How to install wkhtmltoimage in 64 bit amd debian ? I tried wget http://wkhtmltopdf.googlecode.com/files/wkhtmltopdf-0.9.9-static-amd64.tar.bz2 tar xvjf wkhtmltopdf-0.9.9-static-amd64.tar.bz2 mv ...
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dpkg not able to delete a symbolic link

I have the following postint script in the dpkg package: rm -f /SOMEDIRECTORY/current ln -s /SOMEDIRECTORY/releases/RELEASESHA /SOMEDIRECTORY/current ln -s /SOMEDIRECTORY/shared/config/config.json /...
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“apt-get source” cannot find package but “apt-get install” and “apt-get cache” can find it

I'm trying to download the source of a package but when I run root@proxy:~# apt-get source squid3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Can not ...
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Will debian update packages that I've personally build from their official sources?

Hi and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. My question: ...
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Getting file not found error with pdebuild

I am attempting to build a Debian package using pdebuild on my main development server (running Debian wheezy). Here is the command I run: pdebuild --pbuilder cowbuilder --buildresult .. \ --...
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Why does updating puppet ppa not update puppet?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server Puppet 3.1.1 According to the puppet documentation, the best way to install puppet is by setting up a package. http://docs.puppetlabs.com/guides/...
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Debian package creation: binary-arch and binary-indep targets

I'm trying to create my first deb so I don't know much about it yet. This is my 'rules' file at the moment: #!/usr/bin/make -f # Uncomment this to turn on verbose mode. export DH_VERBOSE=1 # This ...
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Backporting tomcat7 for Debian squeeze

I am creating .deb installation packages for our software, which has a dependency on tomcat7. Unfortunately, this package is not present in Debian squeeze, which ships only with the package tomcat6. ...
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debian, diff, config default

I want to know if is posible to get the diff on the original versus the current config files of installed debian packages. If found an answers which shows up the modified config files, but I find no ...
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installing php .deb files

I am using dotdeb.org php 5.4.8 http://archives.dotdeb.org/dists/squeeze/php5/5.4.8/binary-amd64/ I download all the files on to my box and run the following cd /tmp/php-deb-5.4.8 dpkg -i php5-...
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Why do signed deb packages say they're not authenticated when copied to my private deb repo?

Quick Version I have set up a private deb repository and copied some signed deb packages into it. I have installed the signing key locally. However when I try to install from the repo I get this ...
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Install multiple instances of a program from .deb file to different locations

Here's the issue: I have Google Desktop for Linux in a .deb file, and I have an account on a server without su privilege. I would like to install Google Desktop on the server just for myself, in my ...
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apt: how to search using package tags?

Some (most?) packages in Debian, have tags. For example: =# apt-cache show squirrelmail | perl -lne 'print if /^Tag:/.../^\S/' Tag: implemented-in::php, interface::web, mail::imap, mail::smtp, mail::...
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dev/test/prod package update workflow for debian/ubuntu

I'm doing more ubuntu server work now (as opposed to RHEL), and I'm not certain how the debian/ubuntu communities handle managing package updates through a dev/test/(staging)/prod environment. The ...
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persist debian package on Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu server that I recompiled libcurl for sftp support. The problem is when the server is rebooted or updated I have to reinstall the curl package. I am not clear how to persist this ...
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Best practice signing debian packages

On my environment the packages are created by running 'debuild -b' and uploaded to the debian repository with dput. The debuild step is telling me that the package has been signed so should be cool. I ...
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Creating custom DEB packages of common programs

I have an increasing number of servers running Debian or Ubuntu with customized versions of Apache, PHP, etc. I thought I might be able to save time by creating my own APT source and putting already-...
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How can I install a third-party .deb package in an arbitrary base dir?

I have a .deb which politely installs itself in /opt. For my purposes I would prefer it acted like a first-class citizen and installed itself in the regular filesystem locations. Is there a way to do ...
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DEB: “Provides:” field ignored

I need to replace a package with a custom one, which gets its own name (foo-origpackage). To allow it to be used as drop-in replacement, I added the Provides: origpackage line to the control file. apt-...
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OpenSSH 5.9p1 on Ubuntu 11.10

I want to build a deb package with the latest version of openssh from source. Then I want to install it on my machine. I am running: Linux Ubuntu-1110-oneiric-64-minimal 3.0.0-12-server #20-Ubuntu ...
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simple-cdd : including custom deb files

I can create a custom CD with simple-cdd wich install by default severals packages (I want apache and mysql for example), but I have a problem when I want to add custom deb files (first one is nammed ...
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Can reprepro accept a new version of a package into the repository?

I have installed a package into my own debian package repository like so: $ sudo reprepro -b /var/packages/ubuntu includedeb maverick my-package_0.8-0_all.deb my-package_0.8-0_all.deb: component ...
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Why does reprepro complain about the “all” architecture?

I started setting up a deb repository today for some of our applications. Given that they are interpreted scripts, I went with "all" architecture (from conf/distributions): Codename: lucid ...
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puppet 2.6.4 .deb package

Is there any 3rd party repositories that keeps up to date puppet client versions? I am looking for a puppet 2.6.4 .deb package?
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View changelog of all packages to be upgraded before upgrading

When using synaptic on my Ubuntu desktop computer i can review all changelog of all the packages to be upgraded, and unselect a package for upgrade if I want. On my desktop I usually install ...
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Automatic storing package before installing it on .deb based system?

The reason I am asking this question is I am concerned about simple rollback (I already read how to find out what packages were installed). So I would like to set global (per entire system) option, ...
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Installing deb packages from a mounted CD

I have mounted the Ubuntu server edition 10.10 on my server under a directory media/servercd. I would like to install some services from this (it is an ISO). I edited the sources.list file to say: ...
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How do I see the changelog for a debian/ubuntu deb package?

I'm running Ubuntu and I have a deb file installed. I've made deb packages before, so I know there is a debian changelog (debchange). Is there anyway to see the debian changelog for any package that I ...
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Compile a debian package for amd64 on a i386 machine?

I have a i386 ubuntu hardy machine, and an amd64 ubuntu hardy machine. I want to compile a debian package (a.k.a. deb) for the amd64 machine on the i386 (because I don't have enough memory to compile ...