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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...