.deb is the file-format used by the Debian package management system.

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How to block the installation of unsigned packages in Debian by default?

I was wondering which option in apt.conf will block by default the installation of packages with invalid signatures. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.6 Thanks!
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How can I install a .deb package in Ubuntu Linux

My friend wanted me to try Ubuntu Linux so I did. Unfortunately I have no idea how to use it. I'm trying to install BlueJ and this is what I did: I got my JDK and used sudo apt-get install ...
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Detect missing binary symbols in Linux repository

Is there any tool that is able to validate that a linux repository contains all needed binary symbols? I need to verify completeness of the repository over binary symbols. I.e. I need to know that ...
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Why does the alien package converter need root permissions?

When trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.rpm but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: Ownerships of ...
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Steam not work in Debian 7 - Illegal instruction

I don't know what can I do to make this work, help is needed. I installed steam from Debian repos - by synaptic, all I have is "not found": Illegal instruction /usr/games/steam: 16: ...
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How do I fix a bad commercial deb package?

The Citrix ICA Client (Receiver) 13 .deb package has some known issues. How do I make changes to the package? I need to remove some dependencies and change the install script. Ref: How do I install ...
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Creating RPM and DEB manually

I am doing a project with my friends which integrates two opensource web applications into one. Both applications use a MySQL database. I want to merge the two into a single RPM or DEB file. So ...
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Debian : how to handle sharing one file between two .deb packages?

I have a custom Linux system using Debian Wheezy ARM HF. The Ethernet on our board is buggy, and to get it to work I had to patch in two sets of 'ifconfig eth0 down' and 'ifconfig eth0 up' commands ...
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RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages (2)

At RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages, this problem seems to have been solved. Problem is, that working with Linux Mint, this answer shouldn't have appeared in my console, for I ...
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.deb package for Ubuntu: correct Java dependency

I'm currently in the progress of creating a .deb package of our Java-based application, especially for Ubuntu users. Our application runs with the JRE 1.6 and 1.7 from OpenJDK (openjdk-6-jre-headless ...
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deb installation error: “Could not download all required files”

I'm running 64-bit Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf" on Debian Wheezy. I'm trying to install a driver for my Epson printer. The file that I click to download is called ...
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Apt / Deb Support in Fedora

I want to have some apt / debian support in Fedora 18. I know how to use yum, and I like it. But not all packages / repositories are available for it. So, I wanna install apt (apt-get) to my Fedora. ...
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executing a shell-script through makefile

i am trying to create a .deb file that first installs the dependency that is stored in the some folder, for that i have created a shell script. My issue is executing the shell script through make file ...
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Ignore packages that are not currently installed when using “apt-get remove”

I have a scenario where I'd like to remove a set of packages that may or may not be installed, and I'd like apt-get to remove those that are and silently ignore those that aren't. Something like: ...
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PNG works on iPhone but not through computer

I downloaded an app from Cydia called "Conway's Game of Life" to both my iPhone and my computer. On the iPhone it renders correctly, but on the computer some of the PNG files of the Cydia .deb ...
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Corrupt PNG files after unzipping

I downloaded 7-zip for Windows to extract .png files from .deb archives, but they turn out corrupted, showing a black background instead. Is there an alternative, working program for unzipping .deb ...
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Want to install FlightGear but 'libapr1' dependency cannot be satisfied

When I want to install the flightgear:amd64 package, it requests to install the simgear2.8.0:amd64 package onto my Linux Mint 13 KDE 64-bit system. But I cannot install simgear2.8.0:amd64 because I ...
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Chromium repository for Debian

I am in need of a Debian repository that serves more up-to-date versions of Chromium than the official Debian ones (last time I checked testing and unstable only had Chromium 21). Or not even that, ...
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“developer-stable” packages in debian?

I'm pretty new at debian, so bare with me. Some of the packages are pretty old in debian stable. For example, the version of iceweasel (firefox) included is 3.5. But I don't want the version of ...
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Is it possible to have two package management systems (.deb and .rpm) on one system?

Is it possible to have more than one package management system on one system? Example: RPM, deb and .txz on the same partition of Ubuntu. If it isn't possible, why not?
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Is it better to compile from source or to install from a .deb package?

Sometimes, when downloading software from the Internet, I find that there is a .deb package ready for either my Debian/Ubuntu and also a tarball to be compiled. In the beginning I would simply use the ...
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When you do “apt-get install” where are the .deb files stored?

I am trying to copy all of the packages I have installed on one Debian machine to another Debian machine without doing another apt-get install and downloading all of the package all over again.
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Uploading and updating ubuntu repository with new deb

My problem is as follows: I have an ubuntu package repository which I want to update with some packages. I've been browsing around trying to figure out how this is done and came across 'dput'. ...
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Not having to type the passphrase in debsign

I'm building a debian package ( .deb ) with a continuous integration server ( Hudson ). It's work fine for building unsigned package. But i want my hudson-user to be able to sign the package ...
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How can I require a minimal kernel version for a deb package?

I am trying to make a deb package of software for makinging a NAS out of an Ubuntu installation. The software requires kernel patches to be applied therefore the package must use a special kernel ...
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How do I install a package and its depencies with dpkg? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install dependencies for a dpkg package? dpkg -i package.deb Doesn't install package if it has not-installed dependencies. What parameters do I miss to install that ...
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How to easily edit control file in deb package

Is there a way to easily edit control file in deb package. Doesn't matter on which system (Linux, Mac OS X etc.) Maybe someone knows a good script to make it automated?
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Ubuntu Package (.deb) Recommendations Installation Folder and Binary Name

I'm building a .deb file for an executable jar I've built for myself. I got a .deb built and installed my program to /usr/bin. As I have a jar I now had an executable file called ...
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apt always tries to remove locally created package when installing dependancies

I've a locally compiled version of apache, which in the control file has Replaces: apache2, apache2-mpm, httpd, httpd-cgi, apache2-mpm-prefork, apache2-utils, apache2-common, apache2.2-bin, ...
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Downgrade 'local' packages in Debian/Ubuntu

I recently unticked the "pre-released updates" option in Software Sources on my Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.1 installation. The Ubuntu wiki states the following regarding this source: The proposed updates ...
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Ubuntu deb installation error

I'm trying to install a deb file ywe-wdk from http://connectedtv.yahoo.com/developer/ (Yahoo TV SDK) I double clicked on the deb file but I'm getting this error message: Error: Wrong architecture ...
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What is the simplest way to build your own .deb package?

Having used Ubuntu for several years now, I've assembled a short list of scripts and packages that I always install on my computers. I would like to pack them up into a .deb to make it easier to get ...
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Converting .rpm file into .deb file using alien in Ubuntu

I have converted an i336 .rpm file into a .deb file in Ubuntu using alien successfully, but I am getting the following error while converting an i586.rpm file of the same application into a .deb file: ...
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rpm file conflict after alien conversion

I have a program for which I generate a .deb file. The .deb file works fine on the systems I have tried it on (also tested with lintian). Previously it has worked to use alien to convert this to .rpm ...
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How to modify a deb package?

What I've done so far I downloaded the source of an official deb-package from the ubuntu-repositories. I applied a patch. Ran configure and make successfully. Tested the program. What I'd like to ...