Edit Debian packages depends easily

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Is very annoying when you found a debian package but is not installable on your systems because this use a package name that is not updated or not available for a cross distro problem.

This is a common problem with debian package for proprietary software that are not updated or really cross system so sometimes to install a package the best way is edit the depends with the correct packages names or delete to install them.

The problem is that the debian package is a compressed package with a specific structure and require some commands for that.

After a research on the the web i found a script that with a command can edit the packages and create a new package.

Pretty cool, it isn’t?

The script is taken from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=636724 but you can find the final version on https://github.com/Mte90/Script/blob/master/edit_deb_control.sh

 

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Edit Debian packages depends easily

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