Deskreen allows you to transform your tablet, other computer screen or any device with a web browser into a secondary screen.
In this tutorial we will see how to install Deskreen on Debian 11 Bulleyes.
To avoid dependencies problems, we will extract package, modify it and repack to install.
In Debian 11 Bulleyes the package libappindicator3-1 is deprecated and replaced by libayatana-appindicator3-1.
If you try to install Deskreen official package you will receive an error message about libappindicator3-1.
We will replace libappindicator3-1 by a functionnal solution.
Extract et rebuild
First, we are going to extact the official package:
dpkg-deb -x deskreen_1.0.11_amd64.deb tmpdir dpkg-deb --control deskreen_1.0.11_amd64.deb tmpdir
Then we are going to modify the control file in DEBIAN directory:
On the line 8 we will replace libappindicator3-1 by libayatana-appindicator3-1.
Your control file must look like this :
Package: deskreen Version: 1.0.11 License: MIT Vendor: Pavlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> Architecture: amd64 Maintainer: Pavlo <email@example.com> Installed-Size: 207793 Depends: libgtk-3-0, libnotify4, libnss3, libxss1, libxtst6, xdg-utils, libatspi2.0-0, libuuid1, libayatana-appindicator3-1, libsecret-1-0 Section: default Priority: extra Homepage: https://github.com/pavlobu/deskreen#readme Description: Deskreen turns any device into a secondary screen for your computer
Then rebuild the package :
dpkg -b tmpdir deskreen.deb
Install dependencies and your new package
First, download libayatana-appindicator3-1 on this link and install it:
dpkg -i libayatana-appindicator3-1_0.5.5-3_amd64.deb
Then you can install Deskreen:
dpkg -i deskreen.deb
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