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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 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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Gradle in Ubuntu for Launchpad

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 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 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 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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What kind of text formatting is valid on Launchpad?

What kind of and to what extent is formatting possible on Launchpad posts such as questions and bug reports?
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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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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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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 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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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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How to apply a changelog file to packages in a PPA when building from recipe?

When my package gets build by launchpad using a recipe, it ignores the ./debian/changelog file I provide, and it generates a useless one like following: harmonyseq (0.14~natty1) maverick; urgency=low ...
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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 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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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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Can I use the Launchpad translation service for my GitHub project?

For historical reasons, the project I co-author is on GitHub and we feel comfortable with its development processes. Thus we don't particularly want to migrate the whole project to Launchpad and ...
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Upload to PPA succeeded but packages doesn't appear

I'm trying to upload packages to my PPA for the first time. I want to use the PPA for customized versions of the OpenStack Compute (nova) project, so I tried to do a test by uploading packages ...
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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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What do I need to do to start working with Launchpad again on a new computer?

I have followed the directions listed at http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/getting-set-up.html to get my desktop computer set up so that I could work on bug fixing during 12.04's development. ...
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Is there anyone running his/her own instance of Launchpad?

I would like to know if there is anyone that successfully installed a production Launchpad instance, one that it actively used - other than the launchpad.net one. Related to ...
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What happens after `ubuntu-bug` has done its 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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Where can I see which ubuntu release ships the fixed version of a program affected by a bug?

This bug is marked "fixed released": https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python3.4/+bug/1290847 Where can I see which Ubuntu release ships the fixed version? PS: I would like to avoid reading ...
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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 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 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 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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Who is ubuntu-etherpad and why did they take ownership of my bzr branch?

I created a project in bazaar: # - On Effex - Desktop cd ~/Proj bzr init-repo cups-pdf bzr branch ubuntu:precise/cups-pdf precise bzr branch ubuntu:quantal/cups-pdf quantal bzr branch ...
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Where can I find a list of daily builds?

I'm interested in finding out which PPAs have daily builds associated with them so I can be sure I'm always running the latest software available by these teams. Does such a feature exist?
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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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Is there a bzr command to see all branches of a project on Launchpad?

If you visit a project on Launchpad, you can see all active branches of all developers involved in the project. Is there a bzr command to do the same without visiting the project's page on Launchpad ...
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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 do I use a Launchpad recipe for patching and building an original package?

I have a patch against vim which applies to packaged version. I would like to automate this, so that when new ubuntu is released, the newer unpatched vim gets patched & built using a recipe. I ...
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How do I assign a bug to myself in Launchpad?

I'm interested in fixing a bug in Ubuntu, but I don't want to step on anyone's toes. How do I "claim" a bug to let people know I'm working on it? (Screenshots of where in Launchpad to click please)
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How to set up Launchpad to import from GitHub?

I'm setting up my first Launchpad project. In this case I would like to import from the Master branch from my GitHub project - the default branch is not Master - it is a release branch currently ...
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Is there an easy way to automatically patch ubuntu sources as they become available and upload to a PPA?

I'm looking for a tool to do the following: Automatically detect updates to a set of source packages (specifically gtk+2 and gtk+3) download the source package apply my own custom patches to the ...
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Is it possible to use bzr on Launchpad without using port 22?

I'm trying to pull from and push to bazaar branches hosted at launchpad.net but my internet provider is blocking port 22. Is it possible to use port 80 or 443 instead?
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Are Launchpad bugs in a way moderated?

Is Launchpad (in general) moderated? brainstorm is ask ubuntu is ubuntu answers is what about ubuntu bugs?
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I update Ubuntu packages from source?

I'd like to create an updated version of the network-manager-openconnect package in Ubuntu. Apparantely I need to get the latest package source: bzr branch ...
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How to create a PPA that just contains links to other PPAs?

So that I just have to maintain one PPA on maybe Launchpad and have all the packages I like. Update: Nifty workarounds are welcome, too ;) Update: I'm running a server here at home. So if there is a ...
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How to search for and list available ppas via the python launchpad API?

I can't figure out how to use the python launchpadlib to search for ppas. In other words, I am looking for a python API interface for the official launchpad (ubuntu) ppa search. A web form for the ...
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How to create a PPA for a Maven project?

I wanted to try creating my own PPA. The project I have is a java project built with maven. This is what I've already done so far: Created a PPA. Set up a new project on Launchpad. Added a branch ...
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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 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?
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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 ...