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: 260
Popularity: 6.61
First Submitted: 2014-09-26 15:32
Last Updated: 2021-04-09 07:46

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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.

MannyGT911 commented on 2018-08-28 16:03

@oriba thanks for the help

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.