Since this package is already available in the ppa:the-warl0ck-1989/xfce-appmenu-plugin, you can proceed as follows:
- Create a personal PPA using your Launchpad account.
- Go to ppa:the-warl0ck-1989/xfce-appmenu-plugin and access
View package details > Copy packages.
- Select the desired package (say, the one for
Precise) and copy it to your personal PPA. Change
Destination series to whatever you need (here,
Quantal). Ensure that
Rebuild the copied sources is selected, which will allow the binaries to be built using the available libraries on the chosen distro.
These instructions are generic and will work for any package that is already available on a Launchpad PPA, and for any distribution currently supported by Launchpad. They can fail, especially if the chosen distribution does not provide a needed library or a specific version of a library.
But it seems to work in this case. For proof of point, check out the
xfce4-appmenu-plugin that I copied to my testing PPA. (Ignore that the
version string contains
0.10-0~2~precise1: the package was built against
Quantal, as you can check in
View package details in the