How do I view the contents of a Debian package?

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;

  1. Go to the Search package directories session;
  2. Insert your package name in the Keyword field and select Only show exact matches;
  3. Select your distribution and click in the Search button.
  4. 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.

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