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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.
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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 an error: 404 Not Found How can ...
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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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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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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 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 ...