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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Publishing free proprietary app without English UI in Software Center

My app has UI only in local language, non-English. Could it still be published in Software Center? And if so, do I need a description in English?
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How to replace files in PPA after unsuccessful build?

I uploaded a package to my PPA, but the build failed. I made some corrections to the dependencies list and tried to upload the corrected file. It was rejected with this message: Rejected: File ...
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Add Package to Official Repository [duplicate]

I wrote a driver for a remote filesystem (mounts a Google Drive, similar to the way SSHFS mounts a remote server). It's super useful as an alternative to dropbox or ubuntuone. It is now getting ...
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How to build .deb package for ubutnu [duplicate]

I have written some shell scripts.I want to pack them in a debian package to be used for ubuntu.So I need to know how to build a debian binary package.Please tell me the proper steps to be followed ...
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Depending on postgresql-plpython for every installed version of postgresql

I'm working on a project which gets installed as an Ubuntu package. This is part of the code for generating the database (modified): CREATE EXTENSION plpythonu; CREATE FUNCTION foo (str text) ...
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Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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How to set version numbers and package file names via dpkg-buildpackge for automated builds on a build server?

Our build server builds ubuntu packages (*.deb) via dpkg-buildpackage. The server checks out the source code via git and runs the build via make <target>. The source directory contains the ...
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Looking for some starter help for Ubuntu package building

So far I have followed and understand the Ubuntu Packaging Guide and have skimmed through the Debian Maintainers Guide a bit. My question comes down to making my package outside of the normal ...
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What is the best way to build a package that targets a single Ubuntu release only?

At the moment I build and package our software for Ubuntu 14.04 aka 'trusty' via dpkg-buildpackage. I get a .deb package that can be installed on Ubuntu 14.04 but also on other Ubuntu releases e.g. ...
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What is the right way to restart dependent services while package installation?

I am creating a configuration package, and would like to stop and restart services whose configuration is affected. Right now I am using the service [stop|restart] in {pre,post}{inst,rm} way. I read ...
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How determinate the main user in Ubuntu from a postinst script?

I'm packaging a slim-theme and I'd like to modify /etc/slim.conf with the theme and the default user so slim just ask the password during login. I suppose most people willing to install a theme for ...
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init script of debian package not working correcly in different computers in Ubuntu 12.04

I created a Debian single binary package (.deb) for a software project to install the application as a service in ubuntu. dpkg --install package installation is successful in the computer I used to ...
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How to skip installation of a debian package if a file exist in the system?

I'm interesting in avoiding the installation of the content of a debian package when a file is present in the system, eg. /usr/local/bin/token. I'd like than the debian package will look for the ...
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Yelp package building problem

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 lts. When I built the yelp package from it's source with dpkg-buildpackage command, It shows me following message, and It fall a sleep. gtk-doc: Scanning header files ...
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Include Binary Files in DEB package

I need to build a DEB package from mainly Node.js Javascript files, but it should include some binary files as well. They are listed inside debian/source/include-binaries. Otherwise I get the error ...
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creating debian packages for Mozilla Products

I am trying to create a Debian Package for Boot-to-Gecko desktop client, I have no prior experience in Debian packaging except the test cases mentioned in packagers guide and other places, I have ...
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How do I copy a package from Debian to my PPA?

I'd like to add the latest gourmet package from Debian sid to our team's PPA so Ubuntu users who would like to run an up-to-date version of Gourmet can add that PPA to their software sources. ...
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Installing a directory with a Debian Package

I want to create a Debian Package that installs a bunch of Folders to a system but I can't get it working. The Package gets created without any errors and lintian also says it's okay but installing ...
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debuild failed at dh_install with cp: cannot stat `debian/tmp//path/to/install/bin/': No such file or directory

I am creating a binary package for local usage by reading http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/1313226#1313226 chat session. I followed the steps mentioned in the list. My environment: ...
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How to mark some file in debian package as config?

I want to make my own Debian package, which contains some default config file. I don't want this file to be rewritten after update with dpkg -i. What are the ways to solve my problem?
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Building a Debian package with two buildsystem

I have a package that needs to be build with both a regular makefile and a setup.py. The thing is that the Debian packaging magic that is invoked via debuild would recognize a makefile and do the ...
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Can I make a package .deb from .tar.gz or .tar.bz2? [duplicate]

If I had an application with .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 extension can I transform it to a package .deb ?
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Package rename and version drop

I have a package foo that is currently at version 2.3.0 I'm trying to push the current development version into a ppa for my use. However, upstream the package source foo has been completely merged ...
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Force PPA package to satisfy distro meta-package dependency

I am building a package for my ppa that requires a newer implementation of libboost than what is provided in my target distro (precise). I've copied libboost1.55 from the boost ppa into my ppa. I'm ...
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What is a good workflow to develop/test/release packages via apt repositories?

We are currently looking for a workflow to manage Ubuntu packages and releases within apt repositories. Until now our small team did the development in git. One occasionally used the master branch to ...
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ubuntu packaging help

HI I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and would like to create Apps for Ubuntu. I have made a fun game and would like to have it in the software centre but I do not know how to create a debian ...
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Change install path in Gambas

I am writing an application in Gambas for inclusion in the software center in Ubuntu. I just got told that the only thing missing in my application, is that it should install into /opt/whatever. ...
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Convert .jar to executable

My project is to develope an installer which is an executable for all three platforms Windows, Mac and Ubuntu.As you know the executables on Windows, Mac and Ubuntu are .exe, .app and .deb ...
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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 add package source to ubuntu package list [duplicate]

I develop a new open source named EasyCwmp and I want to add it to ubuntu packages list. how to proceed ?
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Why do some packages have extra numbers on the front of their version string?

I have just noticed that Wine (and a number of other packages) have shifted their versioning scheme to something like: 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu3 I understand everything after the 1:... But what does the 1: ...
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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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How can GIMP 2.8 have two different icons together?

In Unity dash GIMP 2.8.10 has a icon and uses a different one in launcher. GIMP in Dash GIMP in Launcher I searched for GIMP in "File System" and got this. How can this be done while ...
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Chromebook with crouton: alternative repository to ports.ubuntu.com

I'm using crouton on a Samsung chromebook (with an ARM chip). Crouton installs all the packages from ports.ubuntu.com, which is a fairly slow mirror for me. Are there other mirrors that carry the ARM ...
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Packaging precompiled program: file list not found

I'm trying to package an already compiled set of binaries including doc, header files, usage examples, etc... The installation instruction of the original binaries recommends to just copy all files ...
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Packing a .deb package correctly

I'm trying to create a debian package of the TIGCC, a C compiler for TI Calculators in correspondence with it's main developer, who is using Fedora and thus can only create and test RPMs. I've got ...
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Is a package a hybrid when its ex, Version 2.0.0 Really 1.8.2?

I knew these packages exists, I've seen them everyware but I never understood them. I'm not sure if they have features from the generic X.X.X (Aka Version X.X.X) or if Its just Really X.X.X and the ...
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How can I include files in a debian package for use in the postinst script?

Recently after performing an upgrade, and hence having to redo some of the manual configuration changes I'd performed, e.g. to configs in /etc or /usr/share, I decided I'd be more strict with myself ...
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Creating a Debian package with external package dependencies

Earlier I have created debian packages successfully, which were simple in their way. But now, I have to create the same for my application, which depends upon external packages. libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 ...
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How to do packaging of ADT (Android Development Tools) for PPA?

From last few days i am trying to learn packaging in Ubuntu. I successfully created Binary deb of Scilab 5.4.1 & ADT but i don't have any webspace or server to host repository for these packages. ...
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What is the correct way to create your own packages for local installation?

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I currently have an issue where one of my used packages has an annoying bug. Instead of removing it and just building it from source, I want to integrate it ...
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Nvidia Driver outdated, will the PPA help? And what's a PPA?

Hi I'm a complete novice (usually rely on my son for help). In one of the answers it mentions 'ppa'. What is 'ppa'? If this problem is resolved will it stop the freezing as well?
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How to create a deb package for a python3 script?

I have one Python file, main.py. I would like to be able to make a .deb package from it, and then be able to run main.py by typing the package name from the terminal. It is written in Python 3, so the ...
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packaging Error for amd64

I am trying to package lttoolbox-3.2 for ubuntu , I successfully created ppa and built 32-bit packages. but it always fails for 64 bit failed log ...
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How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?

I am trying to use pbuilder to upload to PPA. Package builds ok with the command: sudo pbuilder build <package>_<version>.dsc But upload fails with error: Source/binary (i.e. mixed) ...
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How can I create a deb from binaries?

I have a few binary files: foo, bar.so, and foo.lnk. I want to make a deb that will extract foo to /usr/share/foo/foo, bar to that same directory, and foo.lnk to /usr/share/applications. I dont want ...
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How to build a newer version of a package than is available for my stable release?

I want to use a newer package version with my stable Ubuntu release. Asking for backport takes too long without visible result, so I thought that maybe I can build newer version myself. Can anybody ...
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Architecture specific debian package

I have created debian package XYZ. It has control file which look's like Package: XYZ Version: 1.0 Section: kernel Priority: optional Architecture: i386 Depends: Installed-Size: 1024 I just ...
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Bulding packages : ${shlibs:Depends} fails for precise

I'm trying to build a set of small packages using the following scheme: Source tarball turned into bzr repo using bzr dh-make Source package built using dpkg-buildpackage -S -sa Upload source ...