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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.
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How to see if a ppa supports my distro

I often use the terminal to add a PPA to my resources list, only to find out afterwards that the PPA doesn't support my Ubuntu version, Allas, thus am greeted with a error: 404 Not Found How can I ...
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How to submit bug fixes on launchpad?

I'm on Xubuntu, I fixed some bugs for some application that runs on ubuntu and debian, how to submit those bug fixes to launchpad? The dev team confirmed the bug but didn't assign anyone, I waited a ...
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How do I register as a Ubuntu developer?

I want to contribute as a Ubuntu developer, and help out Ubuntu in any way I can, but don't really know where to register as a Ubuntu developer, or what the requirements/steps for being an Ubuntu ...
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can't access ubuntu.com or launchpad [duplicate]

I can't access ubuntu.com, kubuntu.org, ubuntugnome.org, xubuntu.org, and launchpad.net, and the apt-get repositories, from any computer on my local network. isitdownrightnow.com says it's up, and ...
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Decompile source .deb package to post it on launchpad [closed]

I want to upload .deb package from this solution to my launchpad repository, so that I could automate the process of installing specific packages for my laptop. A brief insight into the package ...
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Where can I followup with my system test results?

I ran the by-default-installed "System Testing" tool and submitted the results but I don't know where can I followup with it on launchpad ? I can't remember exactly if I submitted it while having an ...
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Why do I have to push my gpg key to ubuntu key server before using launchpad?

I am just starting to explore about launchpad package upload, .deb packaging and GPG keys. One thing that bothers me is that why do I have to upload/push my gpg key to ubuntu's keyserver before ...
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How do I submit a patch to a Launchpad project?

With a Git/GitHub background and knowing very little about Bazaar VCS, I would like to occasionally report a bug to projects hosted on Launchpad, and even send a patch. I'd like to do it in a ...
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How to make packages for ARM in Launchpad?

When I request builds in this recipe it only creates 32 bit and 64 bit packages. How to create packages for ARM? I am using Quickly.
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Posting my first application to launchpad and installing it

I created a hello world application in C++ and I would like to post it to Launchpad (on my account) and then to install it adding the ppa add-apt .... I have two files in my application folder: ...
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Can `add-apt` be used for Github repos?

Can add-apt be used for Github repos? I know that this adds a ppa from launchpad: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js I would like to use a Github repository instead of launchpad. Is ...
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Programs “Auto-Locking” to launcher

I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 13.10, with do-release-upgrade, and ever since then, I have had issues with programs staying in the launcher without locking them there. Is this intended? If so, how do I ...
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How to debug a build failure which cannot be reproduced outside of a Launchpad build environment?

I am attempting to build a modified libdbusmenu package. It builds correctly if I build it locally: sudo apt-get build-dep libdbusmenu wget ...
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How can I subscribe to Launchpad-hosted project announcements via email?

There are a number of projects I use or am interested in that make announcements via Launchpad. Random example: https://launchpad.net/steadyflow/+announcements These announcments are available as RSS ...
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How to remove Launchpad app/webapp? [duplicate]

I was browsing Launchpad and it asked to install a helper app. I thought that this was the Firefox extension so I said yes. Now I have this launcher app that will open a Firefox window directly to ...
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How to check if repo's in sources.list.d support particular Ubuntu version

So new release of Ubuntu is just out and before jumping to upgrade bandwagon, you want to check if the repo sources (in /etc/apt/sources.list.d) of your favorite apps have added support for the said ...
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How do you deal with backports in production?

I run 12.04 on my production servers. Often I will run into a situation where I want the latest version of a certain critical piece of software for a certain role, such as nginx, and often that ...
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How to compile a program from launchpad

I tried looking through the documentation but I couldn't figure it out. make and ./configure don't work so I thought I would ask here. I'm trying to install this ( ...
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Is there a way to search unofficial repositories in launchpad?

I was wondering if this STDIN Plasmoid had been packaged by someone, so I googled for it. It seemed like it has been packaged as plasma-widget-stdin. However, this (unofficial) ppa also contained a ...
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launchpadlibrarian overview, background

What is http://launchpadlibrarian.net (besides "a file repository used by Launchpad")? What is there? How do you find out where things are? Are the urls permanent? In particular, does it contain ...
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How to compile .deb file from package archives?

How do I make .deb package file from these archives? http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit3/bfgminer/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/
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How can I tell if launchpad is up or down or is having any network issues? [closed]

I've not been able to update or add PPAs for the last few hours. How can I tell what the status of Launchpad.Net is?
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How can I change the language in my Launchpad account?

I'm not able to change the language in my Launchpad account. I've tried to do it from the edit language page after clicking on the little yellow pen. How can I do this?
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How to install a package from launchpad which doesn't belong to a PPA?

I am running Kubuntu 12.10 (quantal) and I want to install ike-qtgui, available in launchpad at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+package/ike-qtgui The package is not part of a PPA, but it is not ...
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What does the message “Publishing has been disabled for this archive” mean for a PPA on Launchpad?

On a launchpad ppa page such as this one, what does the message "Publishing has been disabled for this archive" mean?
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GPG error in Ubuntu update

When I run the sudo apt-get update, it results in the following Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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How to view text files on Launchpad raw?

On GitHub there is a "raw" view for every text file in a hosted repo. For example to view just the text of a file, I press on the "raw" button and get it as only text (which is useful for easy ...
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How to install libav from launchpad?

How could I install this package from launchpad on ubuntu 12.04?? https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libav
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How to host a project on Launchpad?

I want to create a Python project and host it on Launchpad. I have already produced Python code. What I want to know is: How can put it on Launchpad? How can I make a PPA for it?
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Launchpad can't find rsvg while building deb package for Precise Pangolin

I have PPA with one package: clarity-icon-theme. It builds fine on all versions of Ubuntu, except Precise Pangolin where it fails with the following error: rsvg: command not found I have dependency ...
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How do I save my ubuntu sdk project to launchpad?

I've got a program that I'd like to make, but I don't know how to put it on launchpad. How do I do that?
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What are some Ubuntu projects to contribute?

I decided to take part upon developing Ubuntu applications although I am having trouble finding projects to contribute in C, C++, C# and Java at Launchpad (not necessarily Launchpad alone). Can you ...
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Gradle in Ubuntu

It appears that Ubuntu doesn't have new versions of Gradle in their repositories for some reason. I need it for a project that will be build by Launchpad. What should I do about this?
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How to upload software written in Gambas into a Launchpad PPA?

I have a software written in Gambas 3, which I need a PPA to store it. I've heard that Launchpad builds packages by the source, and does not accept user built deb packages. Does Launchpad have a ...
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apache2-prefork-dev missing in saucy? [closed]

I am trying to build my package (which works fine on precise, quantal, raring) in launchpad, but on saucy I get this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: apache2-prefork-dev : ...
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Pantheon Not Completely Installed?

I have just installed the pantheon shell today, and I have not found any help with this yet. I am not just a random noob, i use a bunch of other shells and i also have a few development applications ...
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How to get the revision history of a branch with bzrlib

I'm trying to get a list of committers to a bzr branch. I know I can get it through the command line with something along these lines: bzr log -n0 | grep committer | sed -e 's/^[[:space:]]*committer: ...
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How do I set up QT Creator to use launchpad?

I've created an UbuntuTouch program using QTCreator, and I'd like to set it up to store it in launchpad. How do I do that?
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What happens after `ubuntu-bug` has done it's thing?

Until some time ago you ran apport-bug or ubuntu-bug to start reporting a bug. The system would then open launchpad with your account, upload the collected information and let you add more info to the ...
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how to find out what versions of a package from a launchpad repository are available with apt-get

If I go to the following web page https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gedit/+publishinghistory there are a number of versions of gedit listed for the distribution "raring" (3.6.0-0ubuntu1, ...
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Bazaar Will not allow Launchpad login

I am trying to set-up a working environment for application development on my lubuntu 12.04 system using this guide. But upon entering the command bzr launchpad-login mylaunchpadid, I am given an ...
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error processing linux-generic-lts-quantal, dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

This happened during this mornings dist-upgrade along with apport failure. :~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Unity .desktop Actions internationalization and localization?

How can we translate Desktop Action Names? Is it supported by quickly, launchpad?
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How to find out the package download count from a PPA?

I'd like to know how many downloads of a given package in a PPA there have been since it was first published. I remember there was a bug about it about getting these metrics on the web UI, but as far ...
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How to see/list history of all wiki contributions/edits by an author/user in wiki.ubuntu.com (MoinMoin?)

I have logged in some time ago in wiki.ubuntu.com, making some edits. Now I have logged in again (always via my Launchpad ID) - and when I click on my username, all I get is some preferences, as ...
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How do I upload a .css file to launchpad

I am trying to upload a framework.css file to launchpad with the following command: dput ppa:blade19899/framework.css framework.css_2.0_source.changes but according to this answer source.changes ...
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'apt-get update' fails when using proxy

Using apt-get update I am getting Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to keep version number in a single place in a python project with setup.py and debian/control

For a python project I'm working on, I'd like to: Keep a version string in a single place. Be able get the version string at runtime for logging purposes Get a default value when launching the code ...
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Changed username in launchpad and now my re-installs do not work

A couple of days back I changed my username on launchpad because it had my full name (with initials). The problem is that before I did that I went to Humble Bundle and associated those purchases with ...