Package Details: debtap 3.1.4-2

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: 147
Popularity: 7.116152
First Submitted: 2014-09-26 15:32
Last Updated: 2017-08-27 20:58

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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


ZeroDot1 commented on 2017-06-16 18:08

Please update . . . . .
Corrected Ubuntu URL to https

Thanks for the good software, very good work :)

dpriedel commented on 2017-05-27 14:09

Not trying to rush you !!

This script was necessary to get Manjaro to run on my Alpha Litebook -- it needs a couple of debs to be installed for trackpad and wifi.

Thanks !!

helix commented on 2017-05-26 23:31

Patience people, I'm working on next version

dpriedel commented on 2017-05-26 18:15

The version at github ( has an updated script which seems to work.

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