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What to do with a .dsc file (dpkg)

My previous post (Nyancat and The Matrix on your terminal) talks about how you can install Nyancat. Let’s use that as an example to package a .dsc file.

BTW, if you just want nyancat on Ubuntu without packaging anything, you can install it via this command: sudo apt-get install nyancat

Back at the Launchpad page for Nyancat, I went to the latest upload (1.2.2-1) and downloaded all three files into one directory. The tar.gz files are required to package the .dsc file.

  • nyancat_1.2.2-1.dsc
  • nyancat_1.2.2.orig.tar.gz
  • nyancat_1.2.2-1.debian.tar.gz

Then I followed the steps on this linuxquestions.org thread about packaging and installing .dsc files on Linux. Read more