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# Debian Linux Notes

Sunday, 14 February 2010 18:14
Internet, the final frontier. These are the adventures of the Debian project.
Its n-year mission: to explore free new programs, to seek out new source and new users, to boldly package
what no­ one has packaged before. --Lars Wirzenius

Debian Mailing Lists -- Complete Index
Debian Live Manual

## Search for all deb packages which contain the specified string.

apt-cache search string

## What .deb package provided this file?

dpkg -S /path/to/file

## debian debconf for configuration

The Debconf Programmer's Tutorial
Linux.com :: Using Debconf to configure a system
Python Debconf Configuration by Example « Mark Knowles' Blog
Create a Debian package for your Django application | Laurent Luce Blog
Ubuntu Manpage: debconf - developers guide

## Why is debconf skipping my questions?

When developing .deb packages in the past, I've found issues where debconf will silently install my package without asking questions. If you export DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer, you may see the following happening in the debconf dialog.
debconf (developer): --> 30 question skipped
First, see if you find your questions already answered in "debconf-get-selections | grep YOURPACKAGENAME". If you see your questions in the debconf db with unknown as the user...that's probly the issue. To remove the unknown user selections try the following "echo PURGE | debconf-communicate unknown"

## Debugging debconf

You can get more debugging information by exporting DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer in your env. You can also just add that option to the kernel parameters during the grub loader...

## Bootable CDs and preseeding installers

Simple-CDD/Howto - Debian Wiki
Unattended Debian Linux Installation - preseeding,boot parameters, and other things install related.
Linux Bootable Media - preseeding,isolinux.cfg, etc.
Boot and Run Pendrivelinux 2009 in Windows | USB Pen Drive Linux - Linux in windows on portable usb.
USB Pendrive Linux | Get USB Pendrive Linux at SourceForge.net - Debian based liveusb.
Encrypted Debian Live USB key

Boot ISO from USB Flash Drive | USB Pen Drive Linux

## ISOLINUX boot splash images

ISOLINUX/SYSLINUX splash image mini-HOWTO
How To Create Splash-IsoLinux — Bharat Operating System Solutions

## Debian Packaging

Debian New Maintainers' Guide
Debian New Maintainers Guide - The debian/control and debian/rules file
Debian Packaging School - nice overview...
The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ - Basics of the Debian package management system
English/BuildingWithoutHelper - Debian Women Wiki
Basic Debian Packaging - FreekiWiki
PackagingGuide/Basic - Ubuntu Wiki
Chapter 6. Best Packaging Practices

## Debian packaging helpers

debianpackagemaker - Project Hosting on Google Code - A simple and straight forward debian package maker.
Python setup.py to DEB package | welcome to the world of... - package your python to deb.
jordansissel/fpm · GitHub - Effing package managers! Build packages for multiple platforms (deb, rpm, etc) with great ease and sanity.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 February 2013 14:53