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 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 ...
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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?

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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Build Debian/Ubuntu package based off package control source

The Bitcoin source code contains a debian package control package folder which can be used to make a package. https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tree/master/contrib/debian Just wondering what the ...
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How to install Octave in Ubuntu 14.04 using terminal

sudo apt-get build-dep octave is not working. The error message is E: Build-Depends dependency for octave cannot be satisfied because the package automake cannot be found I have modified the ...
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How to install a python script as an application

I have been trying to create a deb package for my python script following these steps. My myscript.py contains a simple frame. #!/usr/bin/env python import wx app = wx.App(False) frame = ...
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Launchpad invoking 64-bit programme in 32-bit build environment

I am trying to package a Qt programme for Trusty. I have successfully built the package in my system and uploaded it to a PPA. The control file includes the following: Build-Depends: debhelper (>= ...
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change name of a service file when creating a package

How can I create a service with a name different from the name of the package? I'm preparing a package that provides also a service file (systemd config) that should have a name different from the ...
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dpkg-deb, how can I specify the architecture

I am trying to create a debian package for my software which needs to be installed on a power machine. The output of uname -a on the power machine is: ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux I already ...
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What packages sections are available for Trusty?

I created a new package containing a Unity theme that I would like to update to a PPA. Peeking at the list of available sections for Trusty I assigned this simple package to "Miscellaneous". I.e., the ...
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How to make a snappy package for an open-source

I have developed an open-source daemon EasyCwmp. EasyCwmp has many dependencies such as libcurl, libubox, libubus, libuci, json, libmicroxml. I want to generate a snappy package for Ubuntu core for ...
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How to create a .deb package for a Qt programme?

The past few days I have been trying, without success, to create a deb package for a programme with a Qt interface. The previous steps I have done so far: Created a gpg key and registered it at ...
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How to create a Debian package for the development version of abcde?

I am one of the developers of the commandline ripper/encoder abcde. Development is moving fast and I would like eager Ubuntu abcde users to be able to: Create a Debian package from the git head Then ...
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Package for tmpwatch

I have a server application which runs on redhat and SuSE. It should run on ubuntu servers, too. The application uses the executable tmpwatch There seems to be no package for it in ubuntu. And I ...
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Debian package with System Requirements validation?

Is it possible to create, through the use of debconf, a package that validates the minimum system requirements to run the software? Is debconf pre-install config script the way to do it? Thanks
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Distribute own application on PPA or use own server with repository?

I am writing an advanced cross-platform open-source application. It is commercial app, but free&open-source (GPLv3). The thing is, this app is related to data security, so we need, that the source ...
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Open ssh in terminal by clicking on “ssh://user@host” links in browser

I found a nice way to open a terminal with ssh to user@host if you click on a link that looks like this: ssh://user@host http://nknu.net/ubuntu-14-04-how-to-open-ssh-links-in-a-terminal/ I guess ...
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How to remove a bzr branch?

I'm trying to build a .dsc file, and I'm following this guide. I entered the bzr dh-make command, but realised I must have entered something wrong, since all the files generated were locked as root ...