Package Details: debtap 3.4.2-1

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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!
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Keywords: arch converter deb linux packages
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: helix
Maintainer: helix
Last Packager: helix
Votes: 247
Popularity: 5.11
First Submitted: 2014-09-26 15:32
Last Updated: 2021-04-09 07:46

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syrenity commented on 2021-01-15 18:44

Following latest file update it respects seccomp now and fails with the following error: Bad system call

The flag -S is required to avoid it and bypass seccomp.

helix commented on 2020-12-24 18:07

@syrenity Could you explain further, please?

syrenity commented on 2020-12-24 18:04

Debtap broke following file package update, now requires adding the -S parameter to bypass the seccomp restrictions.

xuyixin0723 commented on 2020-10-10 06:16

when "sudo debtap -u", it always cause the failure as follow (even use proxychains, it is still same)

curl: (56) Recv failure: 连接被对方重设

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

Xwang commented on 2020-09-27 16:35

When I run the debtap -u, the "pacman -Qqg base" command in line 116 complains that there is no base group which does not exist anymore ( Is it normal?

talorno commented on 2020-06-18 15:11

no luck for me with the folder listed in the comment... Any other way?

DuyTruongVn commented on 2020-03-14 02:42

leo00: i have same problem, but i resolved.
clone this folder:

Run step by step:


leo00 commented on 2019-03-11 00:58

Thank you. That solved the issue. I was able to create an Arch package for the deb packaged driver ... no errors encountered during the debtap process. However when I tried to install the newly created Arch package I get the falling error: sudo pacman -U cndrvcups-common-4.10-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
loading packages... resolving dependencies... warning: cannot resolve "cupsys", a dependency of "cndrvcups-common" warning: cannot resolve "gs-esp", a dependency of "cndrvcups-common" :: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies: cndrvcups-common

:: Do you want to skip the above package for this upgrade? [y/N] Is this in anyway related to the debtap conversion process?

helix commented on 2019-03-10 14:23


debtap officially supports only Arch. If you want to use it with an Arch derivative, comment the extra repos of your distro in /etc/pacman.conf, then synchronize debtap, then uncomment those repos.

leo00 commented on 2019-03-10 10:44

Tried to use debtap and encountered this problem: debtap cndrvcups-common_4.10-1_amd64.deb
Error: You must run at least once "debtap -u" with root privileges (preferably recently), before running this script

sudo debtap -u
==> Synchronizing pkgfile database... :: Updating 5 repos... extra is up to date core is up to date multilib is up to date download complete: archlabs_repo [ 26.0 B 109B/s 1 remaining] error: failed to create archive reader for archlabs_repo: Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character download complete: community [ 18.7 MiB 17.1M/s 0 remaining] :: download complete in 1.09s < 18.7 MiB 17.1M/s 2 files > :: waiting for 1 process to finish repacking repos... Synchronization failed. Exiting...

Need assistance in getting this to work.