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I am almost ready to complete my app, but I am unclear on the sequence of packing a completed app, and getting it uploaded so users of the software center can find it for installing.

Does the signing of the files with a GPG key have to be done to just the debian/ directory, or do I have to use a quickly command to upload it and it is then signed on Launchpad?

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The first step is to ensure you have your GPG installed on Launchpad. Details of how to set this up are at https://help.launchpad.net/YourAccount/ImportingYourPGPKey - this only takes a few minutes to set up.

When you have your GPG in place you are in a position to put a package in a PPA on Launchpad.

If you just want to generate a package and install it on your computer, you can do this by running quickly package (presuming you are using Quickly).

If you are not running Quickly just run dpkg-buildpackage when you have configured your packaging (Quickly automates this).

To publish to the PPA run quickly release (this will require that your GPG key is already set up).

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For general PPA uploads, debuild -s -s{a|d} is the final step (including signing), not dpkg-buildpackage which will build and sign your package binaries locally. (Launchpad, atleast for PPAs, wants your source, not debs) –  izx Jun 24 '12 at 2:49
    
Thank you so much for your answer: that is exactly what i needed to know. –  fred Jun 24 '12 at 12:22

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