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Is is possible to include additional non-diverted files in a config-package-dev package

I'm currently struggling with enhancing a package which uses config-package-dev to install a bunch of configurations for PostgreSQL. Those work fine but now I'd also like to include a ...
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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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How can I install a debian package using specific version of python

I am trying to install a deb package I built from source, the package is call LIO-Utils. LIO-Utils and the packages to follow require Python2.6 but Ubuntu 11.10 Server is running Python2.7. I have ...
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How to find out which files on my Debian system are not from any deb packages?

I have Debian testing (wheezy/sid) on my home PC. Some time ago I have been careless enough to install some software with make install and ./install.bin and similar :) Now I want to know which files ...
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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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SSH - dpkg: command not found?

I'm running Ubuntu and trying to install Ajax Push Engine: This is everything I do since opening the terminal to getting the error: lisandrov@lisandrov-Satellite-L655:~/Desktop$ ssh ...
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Rename installed .deb with dpkg

Is there a way to rename an installed .deb package with dpkg? Context: I have installed a library compiled for debug using checkinstall, now I wish to install the library compiled for release, for ...
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Install dpkg without Fink or MacPorts on a mac

I don't want to use either of Fink or MacPorts, because I use Homebrew. I need to use dkpg, but it isn't included in Homebrew, and it fails when trying to compile it from source with: $ make make ...
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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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Ubuntu - compare original package and installed parameters

I'd like to compare the actual config files for, say, Apache and the ones provided in the original package. The purpose is to have a list of modifications since initial installation because I didn't ...
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How to resume network upgrade of Ubuntu server?

I'm upgrading from Ubuntu server 10.04 to 10.10 via ssh / byobu. It's gotten to samba configuration window (conflict between smb.conf), however I lost internet connection. When I log back in and go ...
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E: Internal Error, Could not perform immediate configuration (2) on util-linux

I had an older version of Ubuntu installed. To upgrade I replaced /etc/sources.list with one from another machine running 10.04. I then ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The upgrade ...
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How to identify customizations to installed packages?

I need to replicate my Ubuntu laptop as a VirtualBox guest. To replicate in the guest the packages currently installed in my laptop, I plan to follow the recipe given here: ...
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Query dpkg for All Packages Installed/Removed from Default Image

Is there any way to query dpkg to tell what packages have been added/removed since the base install of a system? I am running Debian 5.
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How to prevent Ubuntu/Debian users from accessing apt-get or downloading from the web, etc?

Is it possible to have a user in Ubuntu/Debian that does not have access to synaptic, apt-get, dpkg and cannot even download anything from the Web, but has root privileges otherwise? Original post ...
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Deb packages stay with my username

When I run the command: dpkg -b myprog and sudo dpkg -i myprog.deb The file in /usr/bin and /usr/share/, etc. stay with my username as owner and creator of the file when all the other are ...
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What's the correct way to install a later version of a package on Ubuntu?

If I install RabbitMQ with $ sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server Then I get a compatibility error with the client libraries. What I actually want is the latest RabbitMQ from their site. They make ...
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creating metapackages

got some problems while creating metapackages tried to create a meta package containing forensic toolkits, on ubuntu i even got problems creating an .deb file. dpkg-source: error: can't build with ...
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Poppler installation

I downloaded the new poppler 0.15 tar ball and i built it from source successfully but when trying dpkg -l | grep poppler it outputs ii libpoppler-dev ...
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Find all packages that uses a given File in Ubuntu?

I'd like to list all the packages that uses a given file. I'm willing to use any tool (such as dpkg, dlocate, apt-file etc.), Please do mind when I say 'use' I don't mean necessarily only ...
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why apt-get cannot install any application?

when trying to install application using apt-get, I always get /bin/sh: /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure: not found for example: $sudo apt-get install libssl-dev [sudo] password for camino: ...
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dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python2.6-minimal_2.6.6-5ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack)

I had an issue (Question 199582) which was resolved. Unfortunately I am stuck at this point now. Running root@X100e:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Linux dpkg - where does it install to?

I ran the following command successfully dpkg -i library.deb Where can I find where this file was installed?
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How do I find out which package owns a file?

How do I find out what Debian package a file came from?
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How do I find out which package owns a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which package owns a file? How do I find out what Debian package a file came from?
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Install dependencies for a dpkg package?

I have a dpkg file that i want to install. But I get error messages that it is depending on other packages. I used: dpkg -i file.dpkg Is there a way to install dependencies automatically without ...
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which files are shown by dpkg-query -L

I recently ran dpkg-query -L $package on the same package a couple of times and got different results. The difference is that one file, the one we'll refer to as $file, is missing. In between the ...
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“-bash: line 7: dpkg: command not found” said CentOS

I'd like to use the command dpkg in my PHP script (using exec). I'm running CentOS. Is there a way I can install the command dpkg on there? Step by step guide would be fantastic.
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Install deb packages in another directory (or equivalent)

I have a netbook with a tiny hard drive, and an external drive to go with it. It's running Ubuntu. I want to be able to install some packages to that external hard drive, so that when the hard drive ...
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How do I compile mercurial 1.5.2 on debian?

I downloaded the files for Mercurial 1.5.2 from http://packages.debian.org/sid/mercurial (mercurial_1.5.2-1.debian.tar.gz, mercurial_1.5.2-1.dsc and mercurial_1.5.2.orig.tar.gz). How do I get a .deb ...
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Ubuntu dpkg error , after crash and filesystem error recovery

Ubuntu recently crashed , causing it's partition damaged ( which is EXT4) and Ubuntu was unable to boot , because it couldn't mount anything , only displays Busybox So I used the Live CD to run fsck ...
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How to solve cryptic dpkg error?

I get this message when my ubuntu system was crashed. dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem How to solve it?
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Ubuntu - Error while installing any software/package

I am newbie in ubuntu. (Version 9.10) I get following error while installing any software from the Ubuntu Software Center.I also get same error while I update ubuntu from Ubuntu Update Center. Any ...
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installing packages without sudo access

Is there an easy way to install packages with a large dependency tree, provided that you don't have superuser access? For instance, say I wanted to install firefox. Firefox has a ton of dependencies, ...
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How do I block a deb file from being installed as the result of a dependency?

I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu 09.10 (syphyllitic sphinx or whatever the heck the codename is) and I'm trying to figure out how to block a package from installing as the result of a ...
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How to list files of a Debian package without install

This command can only list contents of installed packages, dpkg -L PACKAGENAME but how to list contents of a non-installed package, to preview/examine the package?
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Unable to use dpkg to uninstall dependencies

I am trying to uninstall the package openssh-client using dpkg. I also have the packages openssh-server and ssh-askpass-gnome installed and want to uninstall those as well. Currently I have the ...
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Solving Ubuntu's resolve -problem with dpkg

This question is based on Popey's answer. I mounted my broken Ubuntu such that I can access it by Ubuntu Live CD. However, I did not manage to run one of the commands such that my X11 gets stuck at ...
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Using dpkg to install packages from a local directory

I'm refining our installer. The way it works is all our components are made into .deb files. The installer merely calls dpkg on all of them at once, along with their dependencies. This works ...
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where does pkg-info takes its information from?

Where does pkg-info takes its information from? More precisely, where & what information do I need to put in my .deb package for pkg-info?
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How to make Linux package manager recognize software installed from source?

I don't even know if this is possible, but I'll ask anyway. I'm building a Linux From Scratch system, and I'm pretty close to the end. Obviously, everything until now has been compiled and installed ...
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Find what package a file belongs to in Ubuntu/Debian?

I frequently find myself missing a program, man page, or other file when working on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. Is there any simple way to look up what package contains a given file (whether it is ...