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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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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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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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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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/attente/...
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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 https://...
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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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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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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 ppa:myusername/hello-...
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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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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 "proper"...
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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 https://launchpad.net/~a-j-buxton/+archive/dbusmenu/+files/...
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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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Remove all packages installed from a PPA?

I have installed LibreOffice 4 using PPA. I was using LibreOffice 3, then I had upgraded to LibreOffice 4, because I was somewhat eager to try a new version. Now since I found that LibreOffice 4 ...
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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 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 ( https://launchpad.net/...
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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?