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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What is a '.orig.tar.xz' file in packaging?

I have recently started packaging a bash script of mine into a .deb file so that I can upload it to my PPA, and I have noticed a lot of talk about a file which seems to have been created from my ...
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moving to new tag with gbp buildpackage

I'm trying to repackage something that is being maintained in a git repo, and has a now-out-of-date debian package existing. I followed these instructions with the exception of turning off ...
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What does this dput message mean?

I uploaded a new package to a PPA (the PPA contains no reference of any uploads of this package in the past), and dput output this curious message: Package includes an .orig.tar.gz file although ...
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Packaging bash script with dh-make

I have installed dh-make by installing other packages as recommended by this page which depend on it (I am listing all packages which could have installed it as well because I am not certain which one ...
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Packaging an app that uses autotools

Hopefully someone can help me, I maintain a ppa and lately I've been trying to package a few apps which utilize autotools in their source. I've tried various different configurations in my debian ...
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libboost1.48-dev dependency for Precise builds on launchpad

I am attempting to build a package on Launchpad which requires the minimum version of Boost to be 1.48. Due to the somewhat complicated setup of boost in Precise (default is 1.46.1 but 1.48 is ...
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How to create a installer package of my software made in Code Blocks

I am an amateur developer, I'm using Ubuntu for like 1 month or so and I want to know how can I create an installer package form my Code Blocks C++ generated release file..
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self created .deb package has versioning problems

I did my first steps in creating a PPA, containing a recent fossil version. I unpacked the tarball and ran bzr dh-make fossil 1.32 ../fossil-src-stable.tar.gz on it, editet the debian files till ...
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How can I build i386 and amd64 packages on my amd64 laptop using debuild

I would like to be able to build multiple versions of my package (i386 and amd64). At the moment, the command debuild -i -us -uc -b only builds amd64 on my ubuntu 64bits distribution. How can I ...
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PPA build fails only in one distribution and on one architecture

I'm trying to publish a package to my PPA, which builds find on my system, both native and using pbuilder (both trusty and precise). But when I upload it to PPA, the trusty AMD64 build fails for some ...
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Obtain more detailled information about available update package

Could anyone tells me how to obtain more information about available update packages on Ubuntu (build time, registration date etc..) more than what apt-cache show command displays. Cheers.
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How to easily bump a package for a PPA?

What's the easiest way to bump the version number for a package that shall be uploaded to a Launchpad PPA? For instance, what I do now is that on each new release I unpack the previous ...
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Which Ubuntu package provides the pypi future package?

Which ubuntu package would correspond to the following package at pypi: future (not futures or concurrent.futures) https://pypi.python.org/pypi/future ...
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Can't compile GTK-Parasite

I need some help compiling GTK-Parasite and getting it to work . I get some errors in terminal like "/usr/bin/python: can't open file './python-config.py'" I tried using ./autogen.sh --with-gtk=3.0 ...
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Merge conflicts when updating package with “bzr merge-upstream”

I've been trying to update an ubuntu package. The steps I've followed are: bzr branch lp:ubuntu/libwebsockets cd libwebsockets bzr merge-upstream bzr commit -m 'New upstream release' The next step ...
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PPA package: Specify different dependencies for different Ubuntu versions

Let's say I have a PPA package that depends on the libtool executable to build. In Vivid, this executable is provided by the libtool-bin package. For earlier Ubuntu versions, it is provided by the ...
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Debian: Remove files from a source package

There exist a dh_install command who reads install, pkg.install and install additional files. Does exist something similar for removing files who are installed by upstream sources but I don't want to ...
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Dch non-interactive mode

I'm trying to find a way to run dch in non-interactive mode, in order to incorporate the debian/changelog file creation and manipulation within a shell script. It seems that only when running it ...
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License does not appear when packaging for Debian

I wrote a software for Ubuntu and package it in a .deb file. When I try to open it the license does not appear. In my copyright file under the debian directory I added a copyright file where I simply ...
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How to properly provide license when packaging?

I wrote a BTRSF GUI for Ubuntu and I want to license it with the MIT License.Now that I'm packaging it in a .deb format how and were should I include a copy of the license?
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How to require oracle java when creating a .deb package?

I wrote a small BTRFS GUI in Oracle Java 8. I want to package it but I don't know how to specify that the software needs Oracle Java 8 (JRE) under the Control file.
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In which location are Ubuntu packages installed? [duplicate]

There is an Ubuntu application called remote desktop viewer, I want its location to run in a script, how can I get the package details?
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Is it possible to retire packages that don't stand up to modern usability standards?

What is the Ubuntu process to deprecate and remove packages from repository? I quite often need a user mode FTP server to transfer files to my machine and constantly run over ...
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How to create debian package for a java project? [duplicate]

I have written a small gui for btrfs called TimeTraveler. And export it as .jar file. How do I package it as a .deb file for Ubuntu?
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Building deb package gives fakeroot debian/rules clean gave error exit status 2

I am trying to create my first deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. After this command - dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot it stops with the following error - dpkg-shlibdeps: error: no ...
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Deb package created using fpm but giving error while depackaging

I created a deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi using fpm. The package was successfully created but on de-packaging on another system it gives me the following error : dpkg: warning: ...
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Changing one build option in a package

I want to use the graphviz package on an Ubuntu system, but according to the build log it is configured using --without-gts, whereas I want GTS support to be included (I don't know if there's a reason ...
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How to build .deb package with ubuntu-sdk

How can i build a .deb package with ubuntu-sdk? I don't want to publish to the ubuntu software center, only need a .deb package for my Ubuntu-SDK/QT Creator project. Thanks
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What package conventions are there for ubuntu?

It's hard to describe this question. Let's look at an example: The package blender depends i.e. on blender-data. I looked into both packages. blender contains only the application, a .desktop file ...
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What is the purpose of the package emacs24-common-non-dfsg?

I tried to run C-h r from Emacs, but got error Info file emacs does not exists After googling i found the package emacs24-common-non-dfsg. What is the purpose of this package, and why would I ...
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Ask whether or not install a cronjob in an ubuntu package

I have a package who install some cronjobs to /etc/cron.d, it uses dh_installcron to do so, now I'd like to introduce some questions during the installation phase to determinate whether or not the ...
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Publish Java Swing Application on Ubuntu Software Center

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a VirtualBox in Windows 8.1 and now I want to install Ubuntu SDK in it using the following commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa $ sudo apt-get ...
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How to package LaTeX source in a DEB package?

I need to include a PDF documentation file in a DEB package. And I think LaTeX source might fix my needs, since I want someone to contribute to the source. But I don't know how to make a PDF in ...
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How to create a deb package when upstream developer has not a release a tarball

I want to create a deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. But I cannot find any tarball there. All the tutorials that I came across on the net assume that thier is an upstream tarball ...
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How does Ubuntu install .deb files? [duplicate]

I want to know how does Ubuntu install software. For instance I know that executables are moved in /usr/bin and .desktop files in /usr/share/applications but I want to know why and know more about it. ...
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Launchpad Debian Builder Internet Issues

I'm packaging a application that curls a file as part of the debian/rules file. It works locally, but on the launchpad Debian package builders I am getting the error: curl: (6) Could not resolve host: ...
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dpkg-gensymbols: Completely overwrites libfoo.symbols

I currently try to package a library. However during the build, dpkg-gensymbols tries to completely overwrite my debian/libfoo0.symbols file: dpkg-gensymbols: warning: debian/libfoo0/DEBIAN/symbols ...
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Install PyCharm IDE from repo (without wget)

Is there a way to install the PyCharm IDE (community version) from a repo (without wget). I think the wget method found in many blogs is too complicated.
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Packaging: /usr/lib vs. /usr/lib/*-linux-gnu

I was building a new version of Spice within an LXC container, mostly for experimentation. However, one strange thing that I encountered was that make install installed libspice-server.so.1.9.0 into ...
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How can I get a list of supported Ubuntu releases from the CLI?

What's the simplest way to get codenames of currently supported Ubuntu releases for use in deb packaging? Like utopic trusty precise lucid for today.
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How do I solve dependencies with replacements?

I work on a solution getting a closed-source driver, called EMGD, working on Ubuntu. But there is a problem with the lubuntu-desktop package. It depends on lubuntu-core -> xorg and xorg needs ...
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Error while building deb package

I am getting the following error on building the deb package. - dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc Error- 96% tests passed, 6 tests failed out of 166 Total Test time (real) = 314.38 sec ...
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Custom cron job filename for a package

I'm willing to create a cron job for a package but when I define it in debian/cron.d it gets installed as /etc/cron.d/package. I'd prefer to be able to change the name of the cron job to be something ...
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Building a .Deb package after locally modifying the files

I am new to Linux and I'm learning about packaging in Ubuntu. I wish to run synapse with recoll plguin (lp:~pmarchwiak/synapse-project/recoll-plugin). Now, How can I build a package from the ...
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How do I distribute a CA certificate using a Debian package?

The usual method of adding your own CA certificate to Ubuntu is: cp cert.pem /usr/local/share/ca-certificates update-ca-certificates I'd like to distribute my CA certificate using a Debian package, ...
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how to install tracegraph in ubuntu 14.04

my ns2 is working properly and Nam also but can't show graph i have downloaded the tar trace graph but when i go to install ./tracegraph it give the following error how do i correct this?????? ...
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Cannot build on launchpad

I have succesfully uploaded my app to launchpad:However it fails to build on both i386 and amd64. Here is the link: https://launchpad.net/~mkamenjak/+archive/ubuntu/bugappppa/+packages Here is the ...
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How to create multiple debian packages using the same debian directory

I am packaging an application in my PC for installation/distribution purposes. I have created the package successfully using dpkg facility in ubuntu 12.04. Now I need to create multiple packages ...
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How do I make and upload a package for my game?

I developed a game using the C programming language with SDL for graphics. Now, I just have a folder of the project (with project files). But I don't know how to make a package of this game to upload ...
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How to prevent dput from uploading *.orig.tar.gz again?

When I upload a package to archive $ dput ppa:mylaunchpadid/myppa.ppa mypackage1.0-0ubuntu2_source.changes Checking signature on .changes gpg: Signature made ... gpg: Good signature from ... Good ...