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How can I view the complete changelog for a PPA package?

When I am viewing a PPA in Launchpad, the "Package Details" view shows me the most recent change from the changelog. Is there a way to view the entire changelog for a source package in a PPA without ...
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Find projects that use a particular programming language in Launchpad?

On Launchpad.net, most projects list the programming language(s) their software uses: It would be useful if there was a way to get a list of all the projects that use "X" programming language, in ...
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Search Launchpad for PPAs matching software or package name?

Is there a way to search though LaunchPad's PPAs for a certain package name? For instance if I was looking for PPAs with Firefox packages I could search for "firefox" and retrieve a list of all the ...
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Why did Apport make my bug report private?

Apport detected a crash and assisted with submitting a bug report to Launchpad, but it make the report private. Why? It doesn't seem very helpful that I'm the only one with permission to read the ...
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Are there magic commit words in Launchpad Code?

I know in a lot of source control tracking systems (Redmine, Trac, Jira) you can add magic words like resolves #1234 in your commit message to have the bug updated to a certain status. Is there a ...
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Are there Karma thresholds on Launchpad for gaining access to certain features

I'm currently reviewing bus on Launchpad and the option to Triage them is greyed out for me. Is this because my Karma is not high enough (599 at time of writing) or is it because I'm not a part of the ...
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PPA hosting packages not built on launchpad build farm

Is it possible to build the deb packages in house and then upload the binaries to launchpad PPA, instead of uploading the source package and let it build by the build farm ?
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Git on Launchpad

I develop most of my code in Git repos, now that I've become slightly more active on Launchpad I've started picking up Bazaar which has two "small" difference from Git's workflow that ride against how ...
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How to create a personal branch in Launchpad?

I'm assisting in a project on Launchpad - however I do not have write access to that branch. How can I create a branch which I can push to and point people on the team for review?
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How to get the source code of a project from launchpad

How to get the source code of a project from launchpad
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How do I propose my project to be part of Debian too?

I have a new project hosted at launchpad.net. My project can be useful for both: Ubuntu and Debian. However, I can't find a documentation to start host my project at launchpad.net and get my package ...
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How I should proceed to accept translations through the launchpad?

I just started my new project right now, however I can't find any documentation on how I should proceed to accept translations on it. how I should proceed to accept translations through the ...
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How to start a new project and host it at launchpad.net?

I'm planning to start a new project. However, I can't find a really simple documentation to getting started with launchpad.net. What should I do to create a new project? I will appreciate any kind ...
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What does “Fix Committed” mean?

Is it valid if I mark a bug "Fix Committed" if the package in question is hosted upstream (outside of Launchpad)? example: bug report, committed fix.
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Analytics on PPA package downloads? [duplicate]

Is there some way to get download metrics on PPA packages? It would be nice to know how many users are using my application from my PPA and what distributions they are using. If not, any idea of the ...
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How can I figure out the add-apt-repository command by looking at a launchpad project?

To install programs from launchpad, you can add a repository to the software sources list... I know how to look at a launchpad page and add the repository & public key through the "Software ...
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How to get a bug noticed

What is the best way to get a critical bug noticed by the right people, so it can be fixed ASAP? There is a bug with GVFS which is preventing developers, like myself, from using IDE's in 10.10. We ...
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How to make our own repository? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up an APT repository? I want to create my own repository for my 'deb' applications that I had made. What should I do or is any tutorial to create my own ...
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How can I get bug reporting help?

Often, I find issues with the internals of Ubuntu and I don't know how to effectively assign the bug to the right project/audience. Take this bug for example, regarding multiple monitor support. I'd ...
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How to create and administer multi-architecture PPAs?

I have a program that needs to be recompiled for every ubuntu version. Currently I am packaging it using Ubuntu's PPA just for the current distribution. Eventually, I have to provide packages for ...
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Ubuntu packaging in bzr

A while ago there was talk of moving all (or at least some?) of the packaging effort to bzr branches on launchpad. I seem to remember there were a number of benefits mentioned, such as making it ...
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Proper way to set up releases in Launchpad?

I've only been a member of Launchpad for about 3 months and I still am having trouble figuring out the terminology. I have created a project with one branch - trunk. I have committed a few times to ...
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What is the relationship between Ubuntu Single Sign On and Launchpad Login Service?

Canonical operates at least two OpenID based login services within the Ubuntu online world: Ubuntu Single Sign On and the Launchpad Login Service. According to the information in the footer of both ...
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How can I start my own Repository

I'm an avid developer but I never actually gotten around to setting up my own PPA - how would someone go about this? Common issues encountered? How do I get my source code to be compiled into packages ...
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What is a paper cut?

The One Hundred Paper Cuts project says it will fix 100 'paper cuts' in each release cycle. What is the definition of a paper cut?
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What is the proper way to patch Wine for a custom PPA?

I've been manually applying patches to Wine for use on my own machine, but I want to put it in a PPA for my friends and relations. Currently I follow this procedure: Get the latest source from an ...
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How do i create my own php 5.3.3 package/ppa?

I really would like to create a package for php 5.3.3 and then make a ppa for it (I would like the php-fpm support but inside the newest release), however this question goes further than this. I ...
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How can I best retest a bug in a newer or development release?

I have reported a bug that occurs in Karmic on launchpad, and I have been asked to re-test it on lucid or maverick. How can I do this best?