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How do I subscribe to a bug?

Sometimes people tell me to subscribe to a Launchpad bug so I can follow along it's progress, how do I do this?
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How do I create a PPA for a working program?

Let's assume I have a working application written in C, C++ or Python. I want to create a Launchpad PPA so others can easily install it from a package. Please give step by step instructions for doing ...
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How can I publish my project code online so someone can help me with it?

My local project has some code that is not working, and I'd like to show it to someone to have a look at and possibly give me a hand with it. This isn't a short snippet or a single file; there are ...
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I can't use update manager, access Ubuntu related sites or Launchpad

I turned on my computer today and when I tried to run updates through Update Manager, it would just sit there slowly loading a repository forever. Then I tried to access ubuntuforums.org and it ...
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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 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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How to prepare auto-updating PPA?

I have some source code in an SVN repo which is updated daily. Is there a way to push this source package into a PPA that would update from the SVN trunk and build the new packages for me? Or do I ...
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How to report a system bug

I'm dealing with this issue: Ubuntu won't shutdown (VirtualBox kernel modules) and I almost lost my nerves when I wanted to report a bug. I'm studying this "How to report a bug" topic for two ...
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How to add ppa repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PPAs and how do I use them? I always like to have my programs up to date but in ubuntu software center the software aren't always up to date. I know about ...
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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 can I use LaunchPad.net packages in 11.04?

LaunchPad.net is a fantastic repository of packages, and one that I use often to install packages that are not included in the main repository. Thus far, I've always simply browsed to a package page ...
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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 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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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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How can I upload package for several ubuntu versions to Launchpad automatically?

See the title. I using dput and in my /etc/dput.cf : [ppa] fqdn = ppa.launchpad.net method = ftp incoming = ~onto/onto/ubuntu/ login = anonymous allow_unsigned_uploads ...
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Versioning a package for uploading to PPA

I've a package named Artha which I distribute as source and (deb) binaries for x86 and x86_64 architectures i.e. I've the experience in making deb files. I got quite a few requests for setting up a ...
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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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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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How do I file feature request bugs on Launchpad?

I've seen on Bugzilla bug request for enhancements, is there anything similar for Launchpad?
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Where can I get “DA360C64005E0276” public key for “ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release”?

When I apt-get update I get the following error: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: ...
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How do I get design input on a paper cut?

I'm working designing a fix for a paper cut, and I'd like to get someone to approve it before I try to implement it. How should I go about doing this?
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Why does Launchpad fail to find 'glib-compile-schemas' while building for PPA?

So, I'm trying to publish my app in my PPA, but I'm having problems related with building my app. Here you have the output: /bin/sh: 1: glib-compile-schemas: not found make[1]: *** ...
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How do I report a bug in Ubuntu translation?

I am familiar with reporting bugs on launchpad, but have no idea on how to report a bug in the translation. Should I file it against the package that contains this bug, or should I report it as a ...
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Why does Ubuntu use Launchpad instead of GitHub or Bitbucket?

I've been wondering why most Ubuntu projects use Launchpad.net instead of GitHub for the Version Control and bug tracking system. Is there a specific reason as to why Ubuntu uses launchpad (and hence ...
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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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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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What is Ubuntu Soyuz?

When I was building an application in Launchpad, I found that in Karma, there is Ubuntu Soyuz. It found that it also increase my Karma, Can any one tell me what is meaning of Ubuntu Soyuz?
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What are the GPG signatures

Looking at questions like THIS, THIS and THIS I ask for public knowledge the following questions: What are the GPG Signatures for? What additional level of security do the Signatures add or provide ...
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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 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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How to report a bug in content (not interface) on Ubuntu.com?

I want to report a bug in the content on the Ubuntu website. I don't know how to properly do this because: This is not a bug in the web server, or in the way a page is coded. It is a content ...
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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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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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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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Upload quickly project to Launchpad with “quickly share” not working!

I want to upload my quickly project for the Ubuntu App Showdown. I signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct successfully and created a project "interest-calculation" on my Launchpad-Portal. When I enter in ...
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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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A bug has a “Fix Committed” status. Why am I still experiencing it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “Fix Committed” mean? The bug says "Fix Committed", but where is the fix? I have the same problem with my microphone it still doesn't work on my ...
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Why can't I gpg-sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct?

So I've spent quite some time trying to sign this code of conduct and am on the verge of abandoning it. Got right to the sign the txt file stage https://launchpad.net/codeofconduct/1.1/+sign but now ...
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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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Can I upload binary packages to a Launchpad PPA?

Well, I have a launchpad account and a just set up a PPA. Since I don't have generated source packages, I'd like to upload my binary packages to the PPA. Though it seems not possible... Is there a ...
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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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“No Launchpad project set” - Quickly

I want to get a project on Launchpad using Quickly, but if I run quickly submitubuntu it just tells me that No Launchpad project set, leave blank to abort.. If I enter the name of my project he tells ...
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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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The bug reporting process prevents me from reporting my bug

I read through the Reporing Bugs Community Wiki. I am unsure exactly what kind of package to report my bug against. The problem is that my USB sound device will only work if connected at boot, but not ...
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How can I report a bug for two packages?

How can I make reports to several packages such as unity-2d and thunderbird for a bug with using Thunderbird in Unity 2D? When I type ubuntu-bug-report <package> it only lets me type in one!
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What is a suitable place to ask for help when getting PPA build errors?

I am trying to work on some PPA recipes. As I am getting build errors I am seeking help from the community in order move forward. Where can I find a suitable forum for getting help?
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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 ...