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what does “dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -d -us -uc -S failed” mean?

I was trying to build a simple Debian package, I did these steps with user root: First, I downloaded the upstream tarball, then: $ mv hithere-1.0.tar.gz hithere_1.0.orig.tar.gz Then: $ tar ...
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Can capabilities be specified in Debian packages?

Since RPM 4.7, there has been the ability to specify that a file in an RPM package should be installed with capabilities set (via %caps). Is there a similar feature for Debian packages?
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How Do I Package a Django Website for Debian (Not a Python Package or Egg)?

I have been searching for the last two weeks and chased myself into multiple dead ends trying to figure out the path that takes me where I want to go. However I finally have to admit that my answer ...
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The difference between a binary and a source package in Ubuntu/Debian?

The information below seems misleading. I am confused with the example they give that if you lose dpkg (the program that lets you handle .deb files) you can use the other commands ar, tar, and gzip ...
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Archives used for software packaging and distribution [duplicate]

I want to list & know information on various archives used for software packaging and distribution regrading which Linux distribution using which? (Ex: Deb archive used by Debian, Ubuntu and Mint ...
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How to make installation package for many Linux distributions

I make support for cross platform desktop application based on Qt for Linux distributions. Currently I support of building installation .deb packages than can be used on Ubuntu systems. I build 2 ...
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How to sign already built Debian package?

I have a project with a custom build-system, so the Debian package is just one of a targets: I do it with dpkg-deb. But now I want to upload my package to some enterprise repo - and I need some files ...
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Debian packaging with dependency (from the scratch)

I would like to package my software (in C) into a .deb file, but I encounter some difficulties. It would be nice if someone could give me a hand... Let the source code be the following toy example: ...
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Repackaging proprietary software

I was thinking about trying to package Matlab (a proprietary piece of software) for Arch Linux by creating a PKGBUILD to handle installation, dependencies, and conflicts. With the standard Matlab ...
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How to build and publish binaries for multiple Debian/Ubuntu distributions?

For a proprietary piece of software I'd like to build and publish multiple versions of software for multiple distributions. E.g. 1.0, 1.1 and both versions for squeeze, wheezy and precise. The builds ...
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Why is the Debian package I've created for a single Python script empty?

I have a quite simple Python project that might be very useful for some people. So I thought about packaging it. The project is called maptool and is a tool that allows people who have Panasonic ...
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How to automatically generate .desktop file?

There's a .deb software that doesn't have a .desktop file, I created that file. I want to create another package for that software, when the user installs it, I want the .desktop file to be generated ...
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Why is the Provides field in the local Debian package ignored (DepCompareOp)?

I'm running Debian sid and want to use TeX Live from CTAN. So I didn't install the Debian texlive-packages, but created a virtual local package with equivs. You can find the control file below: ...
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Difference between .changes and .dsc files? [manually updating package]

What is the difference between .changes and .dsc file? Debian Policy says about required field set, but misses the essence and the meaning on the whole. Why have two (actually there are three) when ...
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Error while trying to create RPM for java app

I'm new to RPM packaging and I got stuck for quite a long time and cannot find root cause of the problem. I'm not quite sure I fully understand the concept of BuildRoot in the spec file. My RPM ...
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corrupt debian package archives on self-made database packages

I set about packaging several large databases in some very basic debian packages so as to make life easier at my job. However, I'm now encountering some issues. Most of the databases will install ...
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Debian package naming convention?

It's all very confusing. There are different examples out there, for e.g.: <package-name>_<epoch>:<upstream-version>-<debian.version>-<architecture>.deb source: ...
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Lintian reports non-dev-pkg-with-shlib-symlink while dh_auto_install makes this link

So, I am trying to build the main package of a library (which means, without the development header file). When I run debuild lintian complains that: W: libwebsitesnapshot1: ...
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Automatic version number management [closed]

There are multiple points in the code where the version number of a package/software is appearing, like on the About page, in headers of files, in the code itself where the version variable is ...
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Installing Packages Offline On Linux Mint

Is it possible to create a linux software package on windows ,store it on a USB stick and then install it on a linux system which is not connected to the internet ? For example I would like to ...
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Best practices for packaging self created software for Debian

I've got Debian packaging for a piece of software I've written. This software probably is too specialized to be part of Debian. In any case, for now I have no plans to try to include it in Debian. ...
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CentOS - acts abnormal every week and causes my whole setup to be down, how can I rollback / restore back to one week?

I have CentOS and Red hat enterprise Linux running, where I have now working Google Apps Engine and related other Python web applications. Every week or depending on any Google Apps Engine latest ...
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Packaging MATLAB

I have decided to try and package MATLAB for Arch Linux. The MATLAB program consists of a core program and a number of add on toolboxes. I would like to create a different independent package for each ...
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How to package software in Funtoo/Gentoo?

I am new in Funtoo/Gentoo. Where do I start learning how to create my own "packages"? For example, I have done the following to get the source code of Bespin, a Style for Qt4, derived from the Style ...
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Creating deb and rpm from the same source

Is there a standard for source packages to be able to build rpms, debs (and perhaps others) without too much customization? I'm talking mostly about Python, PyQt programs.
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debian - Package development, where's the path of compiled packages

Where's the path of compiled packages from source on debian ? for example: git clone git://github.com/lightspark/lightspark.git cd lightspark dpkg-buildpackage [...long output...] dpkg-buildpackage: ...
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Specifying a dependency of a version greater than N and less than M

Is it possible to specify the dependency of another library that is within a specific range of versions? Like: Depends: Lib (<= 4) -- dependency of a library that has version less or equal to 4 ...
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What does apt need to be healed of a bad setup?

I made a couple of earlier posts regarding a libssl-dev that, it seemed, was not removable. Some of the replies touched on that there was a problem with apt, and now that someone posted the command to ...
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conffiles syntax

I'm trying to find what is the syntax of conffiles. I'm creating several packages using a single rules file and if I put the configuration files into conffiles I get an error when building the ...
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Creating a Debian package that does not remove directories after it's purged

I'm trying to create a Debian package that doesn't delete an empty directory after it's purged. Specifically, I'm creating my own package containing some CA certificates I trust. I'm following ...
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Creating deb file: hidden files specification by `install` file

I'm creating a deb-file and enumerating the files and paths I need to have in the package using the install file. It looks like dir1/* path1 dir2/* path2 ... But in a result deb-file there are no ...
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Is there a tool/website to compare package status in different Linux distributions?

I am currently looking for a website or a tool that would allow me to compare the package state of a particular software in different Linux distributions. For instance, which version of gimp is ...
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Cross-distribution/OS packaging

Fedora, FreeBSD, OS X (Homebrew, MacPorts), Ubuntu, Debian, and others all use different packaging systems for binary and source distribution. When I develop a new application I want to make it ...
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What to do about an outdated, but easily fixed, PKGBUILD in AUR?

I've found an outdated PKGBUILD on AUR. The source URL that it references doesn't exist anymore. It can easily be fixed by incrementing a version number. What is the proper way of solving this? I've ...
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Obtaining/Packaging RPM dependencies for Fedora/RHEL linux application — no network access

I currently have an RPM file with 2-3 dependencies specified in the 'Requires' section. When this application is installed using yum, it works fine and the dependencies are installed if they are ...
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How soon do new releases get packaged into Debian Testing?

Mono 3.0 has been released yesterday. I am really excited by this release and am curious to know when this will be available in Debian testing (Wheezy). Is there a standard timeline set by Debian ...
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Debian package to install closed-source

I'm writing an application that relies on a closed-source (but free-as-in-beer available) library. I'm currently making a Debian repository to host it, and need a way to depend on that library, so I ...
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package management [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: automatically installing packages I have two virtual machines, and I want to install packages atomically from repository . Is there any specific package management ...
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What user installs a .deb package?

I am experiencing a behavior in the installation of a .deb package that I don't really understand. I have a set of "things" in my computer that I deploy to remote computers using a .deb package. I ...
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Compiling against a newer version of glib?

I'm working on a piece of software that needs to compile against a very modern version of glib, but also needs to run on Ubuntu 11.10 (which doesn't come with that version). My first thought was to ...
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Repackaging a Debian package

I need instructions on how to do repackage a .deb package. Situation: I have a .deb package for an application with no source. I need to modify a Description field, save the file change and ...
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In Debian based systems, how do we purge configuration files of packages that have already been uninstalled?

To be more specific, I would like to do the equivalent of adding the --purge flag to the following command sudo apt-get autoremove --purge [package name] to packages that are no longer on the ...
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Two differently-versioned binary Debian packages from one source

I'm thinking about properly Debianizing a package, which contains two parts in one upstream tarball/git branch: Userspace binaries and libraries, version 1.5.0 (foobard binary package) Kernel ...
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Zip everything in current directory

I'd like to compress and package everything, including files and folders in current directory, into a single ZIP file on Ubuntu. What would be the most convenient command for this (and name of the ...
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python == python2 OR python == python3 ? How to package, distribute python py2k scripts?

Depending on system, python==python2 or python==python3. Executable Python scripts, starts with: #!/usr/bin/env python #!/usr/bin/env python2 #!/usr/bin/env python3... For python py3k it is ...
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Appending checksum information to file

I'd like to embed checksum information into file, that I transfer. It's tar.gz or tar.xz file and I can only transfer one file to remote side. How do you recommend I embed checksum information? I ...
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make a linux “from scratch” using package manager?

Is there an easy way yet to make a linux system "from scratch" using a package manager like pacman, dpkg, etc.? For example, something with which you can just say you want a working computer system ...
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Generic RPM that can install on any os - error: RPM is for a different operating system

How can I make a rpm from a spec file that can be installed on any host? Currently I have a spec file but when installing the rpm on other hosts I get this: package my_software-1.0-1dist is for a ...
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How do I add a postinst file to my debian package?

I'm trying to add a 'postinst' script to my debian package to clean up something a previous version may have left behind. I've simply created a 'postinst' file in the debian/ directory, but the file ...
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How to include data files (pictures, text files, …) in a debian package

I'm a beginner in Debian packaging so sorry for the obvious question. I followed a tutorial to make a package application, but it only deals with the source, there's absolutely no other file types ...