In this context, packaging refers to the creation and maintenance of Debian packages. Whether you are looking to update a package for your personal use or wondering how to get your software into the hands of Ubuntu users, this tag is for you.

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Snapcraft is downloading Ubuntu files

Just tried creating a snap yesterday for an application and failed miserably, I will go at it this evening after work. What bugs me though is the Ubuntu directory which gets created and where more ...
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What files to upload when submitting a debian package to Ubuntu Store

I'm going to submit my debian package to Ubuntu Store. When I submit my app there is a link "See What am I expected to upload?" that goes to http://developer.ubuntu.com/publish/my-apps-packages/ that ...
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Build a debian without bazaar

I have an app that is already built into binary. I want to distribute it via my website. I find it difficult to build as Ubuntu Packaging guide have changed a lot since I checked last time. Am not ...
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How does one package a python application that includes a gsettings schema with setuptools?

I'm trying to use setuptools to package a python application that relies on gsettings for storing and retrieving user's preferences. However I have not used said tool before and I am unsure about what ...
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Develop a Snap package for project using SDL2

I am currently developing an application that uses joystick input and generates different wave sounds using SDL. While the implementation works without any issues, once I package my application using ...
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Why do snap-packages exist - is there a real need? [closed]

Assumptions Honestly, I do not know much about snap-packages - but this is irrelevant for this question - see below. I assume the system is significantly different from the existing one. Does the ...
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C Source to .Snap [closed]

Source is in C. Requires multiple dependencies to successfully make. This will not appear in the app-store. There is no GUI component. This application is designed to run on a specifically-...
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How to make a deb file which tells the system a reboot is required?

I plan to set up a PPA or perhaps submit my package to Debian, but there is something I really need to know, I understand that packages normally do something with /var/run/reboot-required and are ...
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Unable to install and run App/Panel Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

I have developed an app indicator for Ubuntu 14.04 using Python. I followed this tutorial and I was able to push my app indicator to my PPA successfully. When I run the following commands - sudo add-...
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PPA upload of custom kernel package

Is there any documentation on how to build custom kernel packages and upload the result into a PPA? In particular, I would like to build mostly the stable upstream kernel (i.e. git://git.kernel.org/...
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Which website do i have to unblock to be able to download ubuntu packages?

I have a white list filter on my internet. I cannot download anything. What is the url that i should unblock to be able to enjoy the programs?
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Use debian package triggers to patch a file in postinst script

I want to create a debian (.deb) package that patches another packages files. So, for example, if package A installs the file /foo my package called B should patch /foo when the user installs/upgrades ...
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can pbuilder style hooks be used on launchpad builds

I'm working on putting a project into PPA. The project is large and has lots of tests. A couple of tests require that some locales are installed. To get around this I've made a pbuilder hook that ...
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How do I build a 32-bit Debian binary on 64-bit Ubuntu?

I would like to build a 32-bit binary for the Atom text editor on 64-bit Ubuntu by building Atom (with script/build) and then running script/grunt mkdeb). script/grunt mkdeb calls on this script to ...
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snapcraft snap failing because python modules are missing

I'm attempting to learn something of snap desktop packaging by repackaging unity-tweak-tool as a snap. I am finding the docs to be less than stellar, but so far I've got a snapcraft.yaml file that ...
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What is an “AppImage”? How do I install it?

I just read Meet Etcher, A Stylish Open-Source USB Image Writer Tool. It talks about downloading an AppImage. Yes, Linux; the Linux packages is distributed as an .appimage for 32-bit and 64-bit ...
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Add kernel boot parameter from package

I'm creating my own debian package which has to add a kernel boot parameter when installed in order to work properly. The place to have this is GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub. My ...
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Why was the moodbar package omitted from 16.04 LTS?

The moodbar package has been available since at least 12.04 LTS but has now disappeared: $ grep ^deb /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted deb http://...
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Is there a way to set up some sort of flag or tag to a command instead of referring to its full name in terminal?

I'm trying to figure out if theres a way to rename or use some sort of tag that points to a package instead of having to write the whole name of the package in the command line? because some packages ...
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How to make .desktop file for a package to be shown in Unity Dashboard on Ubuntu 13.04? [closed]

Well, the package download it via GUI (Graphical User Interface). Now, would like the app to appear on Dashboard and also to be findable in the search bar of Ubuntu. How to create a .desktop file??? ...
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How to run and where to save a downloaded package on Ubuntu?

There are two ways to download a package: GUI & CLI (via terminal). I tried the first one and can run the package via terminal only. I want the app to appear on Dashboard and also to be findable ...
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add dependency to cuurent kernel version

I want to depend my deb package to current kernel version that is installed on machine. for example if my kernel version is 3.13.0-77 my deb file depends on linux-headers-3.13.0.77-generic if I add "...
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debian package that installs other debian packages

I am trying to get familiar with debian packages and trying a couple of tutorials, so far this is the only one that makes sense and also works. So my goal is to build a package that downloads and ...
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Is it possible to package Python app into snap packages?

Can Python (or anything other than QML/web apps) be turned into snap packages instead of .deb packages as described here? Is there any detailed documentation available?
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Debian Packages | Maintainer Script - Postinst

Hey i'm having troubles with updating my packages (with patches using quilt). Whenever i'm updating the source everything is alright and the patches work. But when i want to update a maintainer script ...
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How one can create an installer for custom keyboard layout

I've managed to create a custom keyboard layout for my language. Now that the keyboard is in a state that I can share it. I don't know how to make it a redistributable package.
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Open Build System error, nothing provides dh-systemd(>=1.5) in Ubuntu 16.04 repository

I am trying to build a custom nginx package for Ubuntu 16.04 [link to my project]. I created my gpg signed files to be uploaded using the command Code: debuild -S -sa -k'mygpgkey' and uploaded ...
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How to add two alternative dependencies in control file? [duplicate]

The software depends on any of python-wxgtk2.8 or python-wxgtk3.0. What should be in the dependency field in the control file so that any one (which is available) of them is installed? python-wxgtk2....
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How can I make my PPA for Wily work with Xenial?

Like many people before me I have made a PPA to support Cairo with OpenGL, and just like them it is now out of date - https://launchpad.net/~stu-axon/+archive/ubuntu/cairo-gl How can I get this to ...
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What is the Snap packaging format?

I have a very little knowledge about the 'Snap packaging format'. What I know is that 'Snap' is an alternative packaging format like .deb. What I don't know is Why did Canonical chose it? What ...
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Impossible to create archive for PPA in 16.04

I'm trying to update my PPA with my new 16.04 (Kubuntu x64) but I have a problem with the command I use since 13.10. Here the terminal return: $ debuild -MY_KEY -S -sa --lintian-opts -i dpkg-...
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How to create a debian/control file that differs based on Ubuntu release?

I have great deal of source code that we maintain, producing many different Ubuntu packages. All of these packages need to build on Ubuntu LTS releases from 08.04 forward. (Yes, I know these are old ...
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Packaging for PPA .deb Creation Missing Files

So after floundering around from doc to doc I've latched onto and been following this tutorial: http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/packaging-new-software.html So I tried the steps in there and started ...
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packages ubuntu

i have problem packages ubuntu plz help me Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Package libicu48 is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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Automation of installing programs from source

I occasionally face a problem when using programs for which developers don't publish deb packages and only provide source. Sometimes I find a PPA providing the package but sometimes I don't or ...
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What should be in the “misc-depends:” in a control file?

Lintian gives error without "misc-depends:" in the control file. W: brightness-controller source: debhelper-but-no-misc-depends brightness-controller What should be supposed to be in it? Every ...
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What is wrong with this control file?

At first I was encountering the same error as Error when creating debain source package with dpkg. After following its answer I am facing this problem tata@archisman-HP-240-G3-Notebook-PC ~/...
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Compiler flags: deb package vs. source packet

Are the binaries in a .deb package compiled with the the same flags that are used when you Take a vanilla ubuntu installation without any changes (this is relevant for the effect of ./configure), ...
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fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage Issue

I am installing FreeRADIUS. I did this in Ubuntu: fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc but this is the result: built dependencies/conflicts unsatisfied;aborting What is the problem?
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Error while installing MaaS by Guide

I have follow guide http://www.ubuntu.com/download/cloud/install-openstack-with-autopilot But when image importing I have noticed error in /var/log/maas/clusterd.log 2016-03-31 19:25:55+0300 [-] ...
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bad-distribution-in-changes-file with bzr builddeb

Trying to build a package with bzr builddeb -- -us -uc and I get from lintian: E: [xxxx] changes: bad-distribution-in-changes-file unstable I tried to see in debian/changelog and debian/control but ...
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Why debuild and CMake are not including installed files into the package?

Making a test package: #!/bin/bash export DEBEMAIL="test@email.com" export DEBFULLNAME="Test" mkdir gbp-test-0.1 cat <<-EOM > gbp-test-0.1/CMakeLists.txt cmake_minimum_required (VERSION 2....
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How to package a systemd service?

I'm trying to package a mono application to run as a systemd service. I've followed the instructions here: https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/pkg-systemd/Packaging I've added dh-systemd (>= 1.5) to my ...
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Publishing publishing chromium - desktop web-app to Ubuntu Software center?

does anyone knows whether chromium based applications are accepted by Ubuntu? I was reading the entire 'developer' section but couldn't get a glue yet. My mix is: PHP/NGINX/Node-JS for server side, ...
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apt-get update in postint of a deb package

I want to launch a apt-get update in postint of a deb file, I create deb to add repository to my distro, but the apt show an error that there are another process apt, the installation. Any idea?¿
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Does Ubuntu have an online code browser like http://sources.debian.net/?

Does Ubuntu have an online code browser like http://sources.debian.net/ ?
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How can I rebuild the faac package to get mp4/m4a support and higher bitrates?

The copy of faac under Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04 has 2 limitations: It does not have mp4/m4a support It cannot use high bitrates How can I rebuild faac, using correct Debian packaging techniques, ...
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Non-sudo location for script

I'm trying to convert a simple batch script into a package. According to my (limited) understanding of packaging, this would mean that I would store the script in /usr/bin. The problem is, the batch ...
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12.04 Breaks dependency

when I try to install 'Embedded GNU C Library: Shared libraries' I get error Breaks existing package 'libnih1' dependency libc6(<2.16) Any ideas how to buypass this dependency?
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ordering of executing preinst and config scripts

Is it possible to force some preinst script to run before another? What I would like to do, is create a package in my private repository, which when installed would FIRST ask some questions, and only ...