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How do you create a *floating* download link to file in bzr hosted on Launchpad?

On GitHub it is possible to create a floating download link which always points to the latest copy of a file in a branch. An example would be; ...
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What is Tree and Merge Source?

I did a bzr merge, and I always forget what the merge source represents, and what the tree represents. Which one is my code, and which one comes from the branch I merged with?
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Repackaging .deb with an alternate target

I'd like to create a PPA that hosts additional builds of binutils-cross, as Ubuntu and Debian only provide them for common architectures (there's no official ia64-cross build for Trusty or Wheezy, for ...
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Can I follow progress on autosubmitted bugs?

I know how to subscribe to a bug on Launchpad if I create it or find it myself. However, when Ubuntu encounters a problem and I click "Send" to submit the bug report automatically, how can I find that ...
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Can I use Launchpad to replace the ubuntu software centre? [duplicate]

I found https://launchpad.net/ there's loads of applications to choose from there it seems like all of them. You've got to add the ppa, update then install the applications. This can be pretty ...
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How I set any distribution for Debian package?

When I try to make a Debian source package for Launchpad, in /debian/changelog file, I must set a distribution like this: package-name (1.0-1) trusty; urgency=low ... Now, I want to release my ...
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How to build a PPA from a git repository?

How can we build a PPA from a git repo? For example say that I have an icon theme hosted in Git. How can I add it to a PPA? (Note : I don't know much about Launchpad and PPAs)
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What is the difference between bzr lp-propose and bzr lp-propose-merge?

What is the difference between bzr lp-propose and bzr lp-propose-merge? Do I have to provide the branch I wish to propose a merge to, or does it assume it for me?
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Is the “affects me” button in launchpad gone?

Until some time ago there's been a button labeled "affects me too" which one could press. The last time I saw it might be some months ago and I didn't check inbetween. I no longer see it, e.g. for ...
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Problem with ppa:barracuda72/ralink repository

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS. My WiFi/Bluetooth card is of ralink. When I installed wireless driver the barracuda ppa was added(unchecked) and I enabled(checked) them as follows: ...
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How well is Ubuntu and Apport handling user's crash reporting process?

The unattended-upgrade exited with some error, and later in the Desktop session, I was asked to enter my password to be able to view some error occured which was a crash report for unattended-upgrade. ...
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How to find out a specific string on https://translations.launchpad.net?

Sometimes I like to offer translation suggestions for strings in my native language on https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu. Normally, to find out a specific string in launchpad translations, ...
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Can't copy PPA package to another series: “same version already building”

I have a PPA with a package built for Precise, which I want to also have available for Trusty. I've read that is as simple as using the "copy packages" feature in Launchpad. When I do so, I get the ...
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Launchpad Qt/C++ and external tools

I'm new to Ubuntu developpement and searching for information regarding building apps through launchpad (using recipes). I have a project of building a Qt5/c++ webkit app and wanted to ask: how to ...
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How to add another Ubuntu version to “affects” list on Launchpad bug?

I experience that bug on Precise: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysvinit/+bug/1212142 So far it has been reported that it affects Saucy. I want to add Precise to "affects" list. How to do ...
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How do I sign Ubuntu Code of Conduct with specific OpenPGP key?

I have four OpenPGP keys, I need to sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct with a specific OpenPGP key. How do I make one of the OpenPGP key is default so I can sign the code with that key?
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What is `launchpad` in `apt-get` error messages? [duplicate]

when I do sudo apt-get update I get these errors, Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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Unable to add PPA

I was just trying to get Pipelight installed when I came across following error. I copy and pasted the input into my terminal the second time around and the error still occured.
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How to compile a SH file so it can be uploaded to PPA Launchpad

I want to make a few installation scripts via .SH files, and then upload them to http://launchpad.net? How would I do that?
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Build a Ubuntu debian package [duplicate]

I would like to create an Ubuntu package from a single bash script I wrote. Is there a simple instruction how to build an Ubuntu package, that can be uploaded to launchpad? (I already created the PPA ...
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Publish generated key to Launchpad

I created a new local PGP key but I dont find how to publish it so Launchpad will recognize it. All explanations are only in english but in my german Ubuntu I cannot find the tools under those names: ...
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uwsgi does not start after being installed with launchpad ppa. Installed version : 2.0.3-debian

sudo-apt get install uwsgi on 12.04 results in installing 1.X version of uwsgi which has a lot of bugs and is outdated. After reading on askubuntu I added launchpad ppa's to my sources.list : deb ...
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Launchpad: CLI “Copying packages”

I'm using Launchpad to upload a .dsc, a debian.tar.gz and a .orig.tar.xz. The orig archive contains both i386 and amd64 files, and I use debian/rules to build different architecture packages. But it ...
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Modified package builds fine with pbuilder-dist on my computer but fails on Launchpad PPA

I made a small modification to the gnutls28 package from trusty. Basically I re-enabled a disabled package (as trusty defaults to gnutls26). On my local Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit computer the build and all ...
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How to close my Launchpad account?

I am surfing the whole Launchpad site for a Close Account option but I can't find it. The Privacy Policy page mention what happens with the data after close the account, but doesn't mention how to do ...
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How to import an arbitrary GIT branch into a Bazaar repo on Launchpad?

I would like to import an arbitrary GIT branch (NOT master) into a Bazaar repo on Launchpad, but when requesting a new code import Launchpad by default imports the HEAD of the master branch. So how ...
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When will launchpad.net be working? [closed]

launchpad.net has been up and down like a yo-yo for the last two days, making my weekends migration of 40 machines to 14.04 impossible. see http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/launchpad.net.html Anybody ...
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Launchpad duplicated and screen splited

After my last update of Ubuntu, as I usually do, when I restarted the PC, the Desktop appears duplicaded, including the launchpad. It's impossible to work since every app I open is replicated in the ...
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My Launchpad bug was marked as a duplicate of another unrelated bug. What should I do?

Some time ago I reported a bug on Launchpad. Now another user (who is not an active member of the package I filed the bug against) marked this bug as a duplicate to another bug. This is great, as it ...
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What do I do if launchpad repository doesn't exist anymore?

Recently, ubuntu told me that it failed to resynchronize the package index files from their sources. Here's the output of apt-get update: ... W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to install packages from Launchpad which are not in a PPA?

Launchapad contains a wealth of packages that are not usable (they seem to be in source form or something). For example, by searching for a "ndoc ubuntu" on google, I fell on the page ...
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How can I delete private information in a bug report?

If I report a bug to launchpad using ubuntu-bug it usually adds a bunch of files about my system to the bug, it also adds a automatic generated bug summary to my bug report text. Both the summary and ...
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How to take ownership of a PPA?

Say there's a software that wasn't created for Ubuntu but someone creatred a PPA for it and I use that PPA. Now the PPA owner, doesn't want to maintain the PPA anymore. Can I ask the owner to hand it ...
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Username/Password Authentication Failed. dpkg: error: requested operation requires superuser privilege

gichan02@gichan02-Latitude-D520:~$ wget https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/xojo/ubuntu/pool/main‌​/x/xojo/xojo-bin_2013.41-0ubuntu1_i386.deb; dpkg -i xojo-bin*.deb --2014-05-28 ...
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How should I package my sources so Launchpad build my package for all versions of Ubuntu?

I have a package that should build for all versions of Ubuntu, so I hope that Launchpad builds all of them... well, it doesn't. I submitted just using trusty in the changelog release field, and ...
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Backport package stops at 99%

I am trying to backport texlive-extra for 12.04 and upload the result to my PPA on launchpad. So I executed backportpackage -u ppa:asolovets/backports texlive-extra. It starts downloading the source ...
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Cinnamon imports to launchpad

I have made my own PPA with cinnamon latest commits imported to launchpad account https://code.launchpad.net/~burhanilinux/burhanilinux/cinnamon but when i install ,i get unmet dependencies error.So ...
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How can I get a RSS/ATOM feed for new package releases on launchpad?

How can I get a RSS/ATOM feed update if a project releases a new package? Take the example of Back In Time. I would like to get an update for their release of “backintime” source package in Sid ...
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how do i create a ppa for a package made by someone else but not managed anymore

Okay , 1st of all, though ive used PPAs for all these years, i never went into the details of how they are created and managed and stuff... so, i am a noob at being on the "creator" or " manager" ...
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Access packages in distributions from Launchpad API

I'm trying to write a Python script that downloads the latest package from Launchpad using the launchpadlib pip. For a project like grep, I want to be able to download the source packages for a ...
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How can I find my Bug-report on launchpad that I submitted from the Desktop?

How can I find my Bug-report that I submitted from the Desktop on launchpad? I have found a partial solution to my own question: The program that sends the Bug-reports from the desktop is called ...
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Apt Terminal Progress Bar source code Ubuntu 14.04

I have read an article in OMG Ubuntu[0] about enabling the progress bar in the terminal. I'm browsing apt launchpad page [1] and browisng the code. Someone knows exactly where is the code for the ...
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Timeout for launchpad in both web and apt

I'm not getting errors with any other service, it only seems to be the SSL encrypted version of *.launchpad.net that is timing out. I don't have any proxies set up (I just checked again), and it has ...
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Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA

I'm trying to build budgie-desktop debian packages and upload it to my launchpad ppa. Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA(with the following errors) make[2]: Entering ...
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How to reporting bugs (most efficient way) on launchpad? [duplicate]

I have bug with my huawei EC1260-2 modem connecting into ubuntu 14.04 beta2. It detect my modem but it cannot establish the connection and the bug dialog doesn't appear. It runs fine on ubuntu 12.04 - ...
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Why isn't launchpad building my package?

I attempted to upload files to launchpad for building, using dput ppa:sparhawkthesecond/ahm xserver-xorg-input-evdev_2.8.2-1ubuntu2ahm0ly1_source.changes It completed fine, and I was told that it ...
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Publishing my first application on PPA (Launchpad) [duplicate]

Let's say that I have a little script that outputs "Hello world!" in terminal: echo "Hello World!" How can I publish it to Launchpad PPA so I can type: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Where can i ask to increase space quota for launchpad ppa?

I did put an question in launchpad answers but i think there is only one guy active on the help desk of launchpad. Where can i ask to increase my ppa space quota? I'm newbie & trying to maintain ...
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What package should I include as build-depend based on this error

Previously, I've asked about debian/rules additional build flag of CMake for packaging in Launchpad. The question is here. Now I managed to accomplish that by changing that debian/rules. And I ...
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There is an alternative to launchpad for a deb repository?

I'm curious to know if there is a real alternative to Launchpad for a developer who wants to build his own repository.