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Unusual performance of libblas-dev on Unbuntu 14.04

The package libblas-dev in Ubuntu 14.04 seems to have unusual performance (much faster) in some cases in the following question. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/38042451/cblas-gemm-time-dependent-...
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Does packaging an application for APT involve pointing the application to use the APT communal dependencies?

I recently learned that Debian based distros essentially have a fixed collection of communal dependencies and libraries which any application installed through a package manager is required to use. ...
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How do I get my app to appear in the Applications list?

I have created a .deb package that copies files to the /opt/MyAppName directory. However, it does not appear in the Applications list, and I am unsure how to make that happen. How do I make my app ...
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Substvars Doesn't Work Correctly

Edit: Updated full debian/rules and debian/control file I am working on a web project which need to build two debian packages for different deployment server. The main differences is the limitation ...
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Can Guix packages be delivered to other distros?

Flatpak and snapd packages are available on other distributions because their respective package managers being built for installation on multiple distros [1][2]. Is this also true for the Guix ...
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What is Open Build Studio and how does it work? [closed]

I'm just curious to know what is Open Build Studio. The website says it's got 43,959 projects, with 363,784 packages, in 67,556 repositories. Judging by those numbers, does it mean that OpenSUSE has ...
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Freebsd porting and pkg-static

I am porting makemkv to freebsd 10.2 and for this reason I wrote the following makefile: # New ports collection makefile for: makemkv # Date created: 05 Mar 2012 # Date Updated: ...
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How to get the compiler flags that are used to build the binaries in a (.deb) package?

I know that apt-get source <package_name> gives you the source package. It contains a debian folder with a file called rules. If I understand it correctly, this file describes how the source ...
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Copyright for unlicense debian machine readable format

For distributing youtube-dl I would like to add a minimal debian machine readable copyright file. What should the copyright field have? It is licensed under unlicense.org Format:http://www.debian....
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Create binary package without ports?

I am trying to build a binary package on freebsd. All the guides which i am finding are saying basically to build binary package from already installed software using ports. What i am searching for a ...
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Running maintenance commands in pbuilder chroot using cron

We run an automated build system using pbuilder-dist. We use it to build our open source project Snap Websites to produce nightly builds. Currently we are building against Ubuntu "trusty." The issue ...
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sbuild schroot fails

I am trying to package an Ubuntu package as a Debian package. For maintainability I am trying to use sbuild. Following the steps here I go through the first five steps, but when I try to build I get ...
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Why are .so packages provided by the devel packages?

I've seen an interesting pattern in RPM packaging. The main library package will include the shared library itself: /usr/lib64/libavcodec.so.54 The -devel package will provide headers and a symlink:...
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Recommended way of repackaging proprietary deb packages, which include old system libraries

Intro Long story short, in couple projects I'm using some stereo-cams. Unfortunately, manufacturer provides packages (rpm and deb) for user-space drivers which are not exactly properly formatted (...
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decoding a debian package name (Version,Release)

I would like to know what's the difference between package-name-1.0-0~201~ubuntu14.04.1 package-name-1.0+r201~daily~ubuntu14.04.1 I am guessing that one of them is a pre-release version but I am ...
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How to install Python module dependencies from my RPM?

I have an application that I am packaging as an RPM and installing on CentOS 7. When I install the RPM I want it to install some compiled binaries as well as some Python modules with their ...
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RPM Package naming

I am using Fedora's Copr service to build a package with Non Numeric Release according to specifications at Packaging: Naming Guidelines. Right now there are two successfully build packages: paper-...
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Install deb Package files in another directory

I am working on a debian package which usually installs in /tftpboot/linux/ This packages is also distributed on UCS (Univention Corporate Server), a debian based server system. They need these files ...
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Debugging Open Dylan Debian build

I'm trying to debug some very basic and unfinished Debian packaging for Open Dylan. I'm getting errors in the Debian build log (gist). The relevant bit is at the end, namely: Preparing to install ...
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Is there a nice packaging tool for configuration packages?

I use packages to configure my system. Each package depends on the application packages that it configures, and contains the configuration files. (The repository lives at https://github.com/majewsky/...
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IzPack - TargetPanel.noWhitespaces not working

I'm using IzPacK 5.0.5 version and i want to remove spaces in the TargetPanel to have a destination folder without spaces. I found that creating variable in install.xml file using this tag <...
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How can produce an “Universal installer” in Linux?

I have a source code and I want to produce an installer for all OS's (Windows, Linux) for non-confirmed users (Simple App user). My app is in C programming Language. I'm using Red Hat Enterprise Linux ...
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Detect debian version in “rules” package file

I'm trying to merge build configuration for different version of debian (as it's hard to maintain when separated). There are only a few minor changes, but the main issue I run into is that I don't ...
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Differences in Ubuntu packaging? Eclipse vs. Firefox

Installing a reasonably recent version of Eclipse on Ubuntu (as its upstream Debian) requires a manual install (downloaded directly from the Eclipse website, or a PPA if one can be found). Compare the ...
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Example of a package that has the same name in two different distros but refers to unrelated upstream projects for each?

I'm thinking about organization of open source packages across different distributions, and one of the issues that might arise is that different distributions decide to assign a different package name ...
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Error while building libxcrypt

I am building the libxcrypt package on my OBS and I am getting the following error: [ 37s] crypt_util.c:268:1: error: type defaults to 'int' in type name [-Werror=implicit-int] [ 37s] crypt_util....
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How to build a specific package from a Debian source package?

I'm testing a new locale-all package for my system, which comes with the drawback that the source is the gigantic glibc package. I'm estimating at least 1 hour for it to build, when the package I need ...
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How to create source deb for package with binaries and non-binaries?

I am currently making a deb package with a collection of plain programs (e.g. shell scripts, python code, etc) and binaries (C code compiled with gcc). In order to meet the guidelines for package ...
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debuild creates unsatisfiable dependancy

I want to cerate a deb package of an existing package but with updated code. The origin package has a dependancy to libc. After running debuild -us -uc -b I get the new package but it has a dependancy ...
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How to name your program to avoid duplicate executables

I am currently developing a piece of software. I am curious how to avoid a naming duplicate. There could be the same name used by a different manufacturer. For example, I want to name my program ...
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Can an rpm package install dependencies in sequence?

I have a custom rpm package being installed in CentOS which has a dependency which is not included in the default repo. This needs to be able to spin up on demand in Jenkins and the way the process is ...
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Copy directory on destination machine during .deb installation in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit

I just want to copy directory (which contains some files) on destination machine during .deb installation at path /opt/myProjectName in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. I am successfully able to install files ...
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How does rpmbuild see files that need to be installed

I am trying to use an rpm package to build a package that does little more than install custom configs. I made a blank rpmbuild package, added another package as a dependency, this package installs ...
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Setting up a dev environment for different distro than one installed

I am looking to be able to set up a development environment. Here's the deal, I prefer to run arch as my operating system but I also maintain packages for an ubuntu based distro and I was wondering ...
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Use a package to install dependency and copy custom conf file

I used dh_make to create a basic Debian package install. I added a dependency which is the actual program I want. All I want to do is overwrite the conf file this package installed, with a new file ...
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How bug fixing exactly works in a distro ? upstream vs downstream

I'd like to know how bug fixing exactly works in Linux distributions. I mean, after all a distro is made of opensource software made by external developers, and then packaged by the distro's ...
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Can rpm call an external script stored somewhere in the package during installation?

I have a package which is being retooled for in house purposes. Mostly making changes to the configuration files. The files need to be somewhat dynamic so changing the config files at source isn't ...
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How to package (where to install) a stand-alone software bundle

Consider some application that is intended to be built in its destination directory and whose subdirectory structure does not respect Linux conventions. Assume in particular that there is no install ...
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Update Unison in the default Debian repositories

Unison is a cross-platform file synchronisation software. The latest version available on Debian is outdated: Debian has version 2.40.102-2 while other systems have version 2.48.3. The thing is, ...
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Adding nssdb certificate from an install script

I am trying to write an script (postinst for a .deb package) that will install a secure websockets (wss:) application and a certificate that allows access from the Chrome browser. The developer has ...
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Collective service to build packages for Linux

Is there a service that guides how to wrap your software for all flavors of Linux, and provides a build farm that cross-compiles them?
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how to check a kernel version which was used when building package

I use apt when downloading packages from Ubuntu repositories. How can I check which kernel version was used when building package? When it is important (kernel version of the build server vs. kernel ...
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By convention, where do packages go to install on other machines?

I'm working on a script that will scp a tarball to another machine and extract and install it's contents via ssh. I have to install this script as one bash file and one tarball. I could install the ...
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How to create *.run./*.bin file in Debian based distros

AMD distributes the Catalyst drivers as a *.run file that when ran extracts itself, builds and then installs the driver. Thing is the driver needs a patch for it to build successfully. I want to apply ...
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Package build system for Debian (like Fedora Koji)

I would like to deploy private deb package build machine with web interface and Git integration (probably some kind of Koji). Does it exist? If not so, I wonder, how these huge amounts of packages ...
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Package file without .rpm or .tar.gz… What to do?

I'm busy installing ELK package on a few RHEL6 servers, but we have two mail servers which are still RHEL5 i386 servers. So I go to https://www.elastic.co/downloads/logstash and downloaded the Linux ...
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Is there an Arch community repository system for Debian?

I'm looking for a way of having my package searchable by other Debian users from the command line. I don't want to go through the process of having to get a sponsor. Is there some kind of community ...
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Unpacking source Debian package that has a tar.xz

I've download the .tar.gz, .dsc and .diff.gz of the bash package from Wheezy: https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/bash. Then I ran dpkg-source -x on the dsc file to unpack it, and this is the result: $...
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Debian packaging: custom file extensions for lib* package

I'm a newcomer in debian packaging. Currently I'm making attempts to build deb packages from C++ (and Cmake configured) project providing some shared library. The problem is non-standard extension ...