A Debian package is in fact only an archived folder. So you should be able to open it with the default Archive Manager (right click -> Open with Archive Manager ). Optionally, you can also extract wherever you want.
What is inside a Debian package?
A Debian “package”, or a Debian archive file, contains the executable files, libraries, and documentation associated with a particular suite of program or set of related programs. Normally, a Debian archive file has a filename that ends in . deb .
How do I show package contents in Ubuntu?
Go to http://packages.ubuntu.com/;
- Go to the Search package directories session;
- Insert your package name in the Keyword field and select Only show exact matches;
- Select your distribution and click in the Search button.
- Select the desirable package in the next screen;
Which packaging system does Debian use?
APT. APT is the Advanced Package Tool, an advanced interface to the Debian packaging system which provides the apt-get program. It provides commandline tools for searching and managing packages, and for querying information about them, as well as low-level access to all features of the libapt-pkg library.
Where are Debian packages stored?
Debian already comes with pre-approved sources to get packages from and this is how it installs all the base packages you see on your system (if a user did a net-install). On a Debian system, this sources file is the “/etc/apt/sources.
Are .deb files compressed?
1 Answer. From this blog post, it seems dpkg-deb handles compression. And from man dpkg-deb for 14.04: -Zcompress-type Specify which compression type to use when building a package.
How do I list files in an RPM package?
List files in an RPM package file using the rpm command. In this example, the rpm command is used with the flag -q to specify it as a query command, -l to list the files in the package, and -p so it knows to query the uninstalled package file.
What is a UDEB file?
An udeb is a stripped down deb file for use by the DebianInstaller . It removes the naughty bits (the documentation, as well as some checksums, etc.) to save space.