Ubuntu – How to create a .deb file from installed package


You can install a .deb package file onto a system by using dpkg -i filename.deb.

Is it possible to do the reverse? By reverse, I mean create a .deb package file from an installed package given a package name?

Best Answer

Install dpkg-repack package:

sudo apt-get install dpkg-repack

Example usage:- dpkg-repack gparted

replace gparted with your package_name


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