File Extension Library

.DEB File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .DEB files and how to open them?

Can't open .DEB file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DEB file.

What is a .DEB file extension?

.DEB file extension has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .DEB file is Binary

.DEB is Debian Software Package

A DEB file is a standard Unix archive that contains two bzipped or gzipped archives, one for the installer control information and another for the actual installable data. DEB files are often used for software installation packages.

The Debian package management system (dpkf) is commonly used to install, remove, and manipulate Debian packages. DEB files can be converted to other package formats using Alien, a program primarily used to convert between different Linux package formats.

Various Debian packages may be available as .UDEB files, which are also known as udebs or "micro debs." UDEB files are similar in structure as DEB files but only contain essential functional files.

NOTE: DEB installer files are used by multiple versions of Linux including Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and PCLinuxOS.

List of all softwares that can open the Debian Software Package
File Viewer Plus
Debian package management system
Synaptic Package Manager

How to fix problems with .DEB files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DEB files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DEB file format
  2. You need to check the .DEB file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)