Package Details: debtap 3.2.2-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: debtap
Description: A script to convert .deb packages to Arch Linux packages, focused on accuracy. Do not use it to convert packages that already exist on official repositories or can be built from AUR!
Upstream URL:
Keywords: arch converter deb linux packages
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: helix
Maintainer: helix
Last Packager: helix
Votes: 168
Popularity: 6.186876
First Submitted: 2014-09-26 15:32
Last Updated: 2018-04-23 17:55

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oriba commented on 2018-07-17 15:59

@MannyGT911, please see here:

MannyGT911 commented on 2018-07-17 15:50

I'm a new to arch linux, how would one install this package (its not showing up in pacman).

helix commented on 2018-07-11 08:44


sudo pacman -Rs debtap && sudo rm -rf /var/cache/debtap (as normal user)


pacman -Rs debtap && rm -rf /var/cache/debtap (as root)

sgon00 commented on 2018-07-11 08:35

Can anyone tell me how to properly uninstall this package? I thought yaourt -Rs debtap will take care of everything until I found out there was 1.2GB files in /var/cache/debtap/. This is crazy. Linux really needs a good way to uninstall programs...

berbigou commented on 2018-02-25 17:20

hello, just in case it's useful : to adapt ultracopier_1.4.0.3-1_amd64.deb, I had to change the script /us/bin/debtap in line 148 from :

ar p "$package_with_full_path" control.tar.gz | tar xz to ar p "$package_with_full_path" control.tar.xz | tar -Jx

that's all folks

helix commented on 2018-02-13 09:28

@JSBmanD Yes

JSBmanD commented on 2018-02-12 23:16

Do I need /var/cache/debtap/* files? It takes 1.1 GB.

keshav26 commented on 2017-07-17 12:51

thanks it works with the github package thanks ;-)

helix commented on 2017-07-17 12:34


Use the github latest version, or wait a couple of days for 3.0

keshav26 commented on 2017-07-17 12:15

Am having this error when lauching debtap -u...

Help please ! see attached the complete error messages.
==> Synchronizing pkgfile database...
:: Updating 4 repos...
archlinuxfr is up to date
core is up to date
community is up to date
extra is up to date
==> Synchronizing debtap database...
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 33.2M 100 33.2M 0 0 2031k 0 0:00:16 0:00:16 --:--:-- 1680k
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0
curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found

gzip: /var/cache/debtap/ubuntu-packages-files.gz: unexpected end of file
Synchronization failed. Exiting...

I am using 4.11.9-1-ARCH