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#1 2010-12-13 23:57:27

Archie_Enthusiasm
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[SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

Hello guys,

I want to install the Adobe Connect 8 Add-in which can be found under the following link.

http://www.adobe.com/support/connect/updaters.html (Link to the adobe website)

http://www.adobe.com/go/adobeconnect_8_addin_lin (Links to the debian file)

As adobe stated on their website, this .deb file is for linux. Therefore I hope that this includes archlinux, too. So the question is how can I install binary package with the format .deb?

Please tell me that it is possible. I would really appreciate if someone can tell me how I can install this properly.

Thanks.

Last edited by Archie_Enthusiasm (2010-12-14 19:50:48)

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#2 2010-12-14 00:33:04

brisbin33
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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

You can do something with community/deb2targz, I'm not sure of the exact steps though.  Ideally, you (or a generous bystander) should make a PKGBUILD.

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#3 2010-12-14 01:57:44

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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

There are lots of examples in aur of PKGBUILDs that converts deb to pkg.tar.gz


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#4 2010-12-14 09:48:32

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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

I do not have any experience with building aur pkg. Can someone please make the pkg build for this add-in? It is very important for me because I need to share my desktop screen with this add-in.

Thanks I am waiting for any kind of responses.

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#5 2010-12-14 12:41:07

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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

Have you tried making a PKGBUILD? Try it, at least once.

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#6 2010-12-14 13:42:35

Archie_Enthusiasm
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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

Hi guys,

thanks for the responses. but the problem is that I am relatively new to arch linux. Since I had one serious problem with my nvidia driver because of an unsupported binary, I only use official arch linux repos for installing the application. I really (please understand this) do not want to take risk doing stuff on my own for this. My lap should be working tomorrow. Otherwise I will miss my presentation with adobe connect which would be very pity for me.

I am still looking for your responses.

Thanks in advance


EDIT: I found this from the community forum


"You can also install dpkg, which is in the aur. With dpkg, you can install any .deb packages without converting them. It works for me. I installed ubuntu sound theme and the installation went perfectly fine."


Is this correct?

Last edited by Archie_Enthusiasm (2010-12-14 13:49:11)

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#7 2010-12-14 14:13:31

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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

Archie_Enthusiasm wrote:

thanks for the responses. but the problem is that I am relatively new to arch linux. Since I had one serious problem with my nvidia driver because of an unsupported binary, I only use official arch linux repos for installing the application. I really (please understand this) do not want to take risk doing stuff on my own for this. My lap should be working tomorrow. Otherwise I will miss my presentation with adobe connect which would be very pity for me.

If its crucial it works within a certain time, run Debian or Ubuntu and install the program. Whichever way you look at it, unpackaging a .deb on an Arch system involves at least a bit of 'hackery' which does not involve Arch's repos.

The better solution is to actually try things out, and learn while doing so. Nobody is going to just give you the right answer, that's not how the distro works. In the case of what you're trying to do, YMMV, so even more there'll be no 'right answer' to point you to.


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#8 2010-12-14 21:04:50

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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

First you will have to install dpkg
I read on the arch forum that I can install a deb package with dpkg.
After installing dpkg and doing sudo dpkg -i filename.deb in this case:
sudo dpkg -i adeskbar.0.2.0-all.deb

If you get this error message:
dpkg: `update-rc.d' not found on PATH.
dpkg: 1 expected program(s) not found on PATH.
NB: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin.

Move your deb to tmp and

cp /bin/false /tmp
cd /tmp
ln -s false update-rc.d
export PATH=$PATH:/tmp

and do again:
sudo dpkg -i adeskbar.0.2.0-all.deb

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#9 2016-01-19 04:38:20

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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

It is undoubtedly a bad idea to actually *install* a deb package on an arch system, but dissecting one is clearly an honorable endeavor...   .deb files can be split open using the ar file archive tool.

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#10 2016-01-19 04:54:54

Scimmia
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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

duanev, this is why dead theads should be left dead. The info here is out of date, so why bump it?

BTW, bsdtar/libarchive will do it, too, and it's already used by makepkg/pacman.

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#11 2016-01-19 05:00:27

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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)


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#12 2016-01-19 07:18:56

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Re: [SOLVED]How to install .deb application (debian binary)

@ewaller, I think you forgot to actually close it.

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