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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How to detect architecture of a .deb package?

There is a .deb package in a repository which is declared to be 32bit, but installs 64bit binaries. This is the case for both installing through apt-get from the repository as well as with downloading ...
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dh_install fails with missing files

I am attempting to build a deb from an existing autotools based library. I am following the tutorial here. When I do a spkg-buildpackage -us -uc the command fails with an error stating that files are ...
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Error when creating debain source package with dpkg

When entering this dpkg-source -b <packagename> into the terminal to create a debian source package, I get the following error: dpkg-source: error: syntax error in ...
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xz-utils 5.2.1 on trusty: how to compile and re-package? Or ppa available?

I want to compile and use a newer version of xz-utils, in this case version 5.2 as well as create deb-packages to be distributed on different ubuntu (14.04) machines. The recent changes to xz were ...
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What is dquilt and how do I get it?

I have been doing some packaging lately, including patching. I read here that I should do: $ dpkg-source -x gentoo_0.9.12.dsc $ cd gentoo-0.9.12 $ dquilt import ../foo.patch $ dquilt push $ dquilt ...
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How to version the PPA package for a new application?

I have a PPA set up to allow an application that I wrote to be installed by others. Currently, I have no plans for the application to be included in the official Ubuntu or Debian repos. I recently ...
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Oracle JDK 8 is NOT installed

Recently I installed jdk1.8.0_51 on my Xubuntu OS, and now I need to install ant for pyhton-for-android package, but after running the following command : sudo apt-get install ant I get the ...
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How do i manage metapacket architecture?

I'm building a debian package compose only of bash/perl script. Those scripts aim to interact with an architecture specific program (amd64) and are completely useless without this program. On debian ...
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How does Click/Snappy solve dependency issues?

There is a bit of confusion surrounding click and snappy. For one, I understand that there are certain packages that are not allowed to be shared due to app-armor. For example, if I write a Qt ...
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What are dynamic and static linking?

I hear the terms "Dynamically linked" and "Statically linked" tossed around in regards to packaging, and I have never been clear on what these terms actually mean. What are dynamic and static ...
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Are Click packages obsoleted by Snappy packages?

Are Click packages obsoleted by Snappy packages? Should I focus on learning how to make snappy packages, and ignore the click documentation?
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How can I specify a Qmake file during packaging?

I'm trying to package a piece of software that I wrote for Debian/Ubuntu. I've read that dh supports Qmake natively. However, my .pro file is not in the root directory of the source tree, but rather ...
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Why does 3rd digit in Ubuntu kernel version not match 3rd digit in its mainline upstream kernel version number?

From the Ubuntu Kernel FAQ ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/FAQ ) : Given an Ubuntu kernel package version how do we find the release it is from? The kernel package version is of the following ...
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How to prepare my program for Launchpad

I wrote Python program and made DEB (https://github.com/CyberTailor/vk-stats/releases/download/0.9/vk-stats_0.9-1_all.deb). Now, I want to upload this package to Launchpad, but it doesn't accept DEB ...
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Authenticated Packages for Flocker

The current installation instructions for Flocker on Ubuntu 14.04 state that one should run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install apt-transport-https software-properties-common sudo ...
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“Unable to satisfy dependencies” error with self-built .deb package

I have built a .deb package from source, however I get the error Unable to satisfy dependencies when attempting to install it. I think this is due to putting Dependencies: none in the Debian control ...
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Conditional file and directory installation in `.deb` Packages

Is it possible to create a binary .deb package with conditional files and directories installation (e.g. installation of an init script in /etc/init.d/ after being confirmed by the user)?
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How to view number of downloads of packages from Ubuntu Software centre? [duplicate]

Is there a way through which I can see the number of times an application or package from the Ubuntu Software Center has been downloaded? If not, is there some sort of way in which I can view the ...
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Copy directory on destination machine during .deb installation in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit

I just want to copy directory (which contains some files) on destination machine during .deb installation at path /opt/myProjectName in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. Right now I am successfully able to ...
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What should I name my install instructions for ubuntu centric applications?

Just wondering if there was a standard for this sort of thing, particularly for debian packages. I see in here for the license, LICENSE.LGPL I'd like to add some install instructions to my own, but ...
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How do I use Ubuntu mercurial package to create updated .deb?

I've been using the mercurial ppa, but that seems to be updated sporadically (at best) and attempts to reach the dev have failed. I'm looking at building these packages myself now. There's also the ...
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Problem compiling with QT4 libraries in pbuilder

I am having trouble getting pbuilder or launchpad to build a package that uses the QT4 libraries. The build script that I am using is below ( I didn't write it ). It compiles fine on a vanilla ...
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Copyrights of Rebranded and Customized Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is not about programming or technical usage of Ubuntu. if this is not allowed to ask here, please recommend a site for it. I am creating a hardware-software solution, which is ...
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How do I repackage a .deb for Ubuntu Snappy?

// , I want to convert some Ubuntu software in .deb, specifically guake, to packages for Ubuntu Snappy*. According to the documentation on the Ubuntu dev tools, All metadata lives in ...
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Good book or guide for Debian packaging using Bazaar and Ubuntu Distributed Development

It seems that Ubuntu provide several tools to help you building Debian packages with the bazaar version control. So far I just found online documentation, but I personally prefer to learn from books. ...
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Package Creation Error

I was experimenting with building packages, and I got into a bit of a trouble. After setting everything up, I ran dch -i And edited the changelog to look like this: packagekit-qt (0.9.5-2ubuntu2) ...
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What to use for building ubuntu/debian packages?

I've been inspecting different howto's and guides on how to build packages lately. And there seems to be a lot of ways one could go about it. So I'm a bit confused about what exactly to use. That is ...
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Untrusted packages warning

When I try to update my system I get following warnings: W: GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com vivid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not ...
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sbuild error: Only one build is permitted

I am trying to build a package for ubuntu trusty using sbuild, but few dependencies are available in vivid repo. So, I added the vivid repo with --extra-repository tag with sbuild command. But I am ...
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How to build .deb package that adds a GUI program to session startup?

I have a built .deb installer that installs the GUI(1) program myprog. I would like this .deb installer to add myprog to the Session Startup programs for all the users on the system. Should this be ...
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How to build a package for my QML app?

I want to build a package for my app, written with C++ and QML. For this I'm using Ubuntu SDK. I'm working on Ubuntu 15.04. Here is the project tree : Player : player.qmlproject components (a ...
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how to package a python application for publishing in Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I have a running python application, I am wondering how package it for publishing into myapps
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How Can I Change PPA Fingerprint

I understand that if you create a PPA you have to accept the Ubuntu Code Of Conduct, and that in order to do so you have to register your OpenPGP fingerprint. Now, let's say that I lose my data on my ...
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Prompt the user to overwrite/compare config file own repo/package

I created my own repository so I can provide a newer version of a package than the one the Ubuntu repository currently holds. I'm using reprepro and fpm to create the .deb package. The issue that I'm ...
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How to build .deb files of vim which support both python2 and python3 on Ubuntu14.04?

I tried this tutorial but when I ran the command dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc, it failed.... I don't know what's wrong. This is the log: Test results: test87 FAILED TEST FAILURE Makefile:49: recipe ...
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Where are .deb package control files located?

My understanding is that debian based packages have "control files" which specify metadata on how the packages is to be installed, e.g. what dependencies it has etc. How can I view these files for ...
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How can I edit debian/rules?

Im trying to follow the steps described in the solution to this question: Microphone - static background noise suppression And one of the steps is to edit the debian/rules file but it doesnt explain ...
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Need help building package on Ubuntu

I'm trying to build a local package on Ubuntu 12.04.01 LTS using this guide. I'm having problems getting debuild to pass the correct make command, and I can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong. ...
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Change Installation Directory when installing or creating deb package from tar.gz source

If I have a tar.gz to install from source, or I want to create a deb package from that tar.gz to share, how do I change the installation directory the executable will be installed to?
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postinst always fails because of debconf

I am having some trouble using debconf for my package. I ask for the mysql pw in the package.config file: . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_input high mypkg/mysql_root_pw db_go Then, in postinst, ...
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How to cross compile the qtmultimedia-opensource-src for armhf?

Repost from https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qtmultimedia-opensource-src/+question/264619 Cross I can't figure out how to build it with cross compiler (on trusty-amd64 for ...
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How to upload to a launchpad team PPA?

I have built and signed a package which I now wish to upload to my launchpad team with dput, but every time that I try to upload it I get this email: Rejected: Source/binary (i.e. mixed) uploads are ...
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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 ...