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I developed an app called Discvur with Quickly. I intend to submit it to the App Review Board so that it can be published in the Software Center. Therefore I followed all the recommendations on and changed my files accordingly.

Nevertheless, when I do quickly share, Quickly overwrites all my debian files. So my app is not installed in /opt/ and I cannot launch it at all.

Am I having a bug, did I do something wrong while following the instructions ?

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Quoting from the Ubuntu App Showdown page:

Run the following command to package and upload your app:

quickly submitubuntu

You should use the submitubuntu command instead of share. submitubuntu will take care of everything for you, so that you don't have to modify any debian files. You may want to learn more about the difference between these commands and what other Quickly packaging commands do, so have a look at the description of Quickly packaging commands.

Also, bear in mind that during the contest we detected some bugs in the submitubuntu command, so be sure to install the version of Quickly that fixes the most critical one, as described in the App Developer Blog announcement.

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According to the source package you did not apply the changes to debian/rules.

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It looks like quickly share overwrites my manual changes… – Agmenor Jul 6 '12 at 22:34
I just modified all the debian files again and reuploaded my app. I am still facing the same problem. – Agmenor Jul 6 '12 at 23:04
Unfortunately I don't know much about Quickly. Try to create your package using quickly package --extras and then use dput ppa:agmenor/discvur ../discvur_0.1-public21_source.changes to upload it. – Florian Diesch Jul 7 '12 at 0:13
When I do quickly package --extras, I obtain a file called ../discvur_0.1-0extras12.04.1_amd64.changes, not source.changes. – Agmenor Jul 7 '12 at 3:36

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