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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debuild: no upstream tarball found

What is the correct naming convention for a patched package? I am trying to put together a version of exiv2 with patch to add an extra schema. here is what I have done so far: $ sudo apt-get ...
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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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Where does adt or eclipse store it's Android SDK path settings?

I'm a newbie & trying to create packages of ADT, Android-SDK & Android-Studio. But i want to use less space on ppa , so i split up ADT & SDK into two packages. Also i want to use same SDK ...
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Is android-sdk architecture independent for Linux?

I'm newbie. I'm trying to do packaging adt & android studio for launchpad ppa. But currently i'm facing space quota issue. So i was thinking to provide single copy of android-sdk for both ...
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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 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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dpkg-source: error: can't build with source format '3.0 (native)': native package version may not have a revision

I'm encountering this strange issue when using this Launchpad recipe. The source package fails to build with this error message in the buildlog: dpkg-source -i -I -b recipe-{debupstream}-0~{revno} ...
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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 ...
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Backporting Qt 4.8.4: Circular dependencies of qtchooser

I'm trying to backport the latest Qt packages (4.8.4) to Precise, using Launchpad. This worked well for the qt4-x11 packages but now I also need qtchooser which does not exist in 12.04. Trying to ...
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Ubuntu Packaging Guide Tutorial: There seems to be no Makefile in this directory [closed]

I am attempting to package a simple video game for distribution on the Ubuntu Software Center. I have been working through the Ubuntu Packaging Guide Tutorial. I have succeeded in creating my GPG and ...
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How to pakcage application in ubuntu sdk?

As the title, Any tutorial? I want to know how to develop applications in ubuntu.
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Can I package application after finish develop in ubuntu SDK?

As the title. I found there is a package option in ubuntu SDK. However, no matter I choose which project type, don't how to use it. Any tips?
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Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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How to add icon and screenshot for my app .deb package to see it in Ubuntu Software Center?

I created a .deb package of application by myself and I want to add to it icon and screenshot to visualize it in Application Manager such as Ubuntu Software Center. When I launch my package by ...
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How long does it take to get an package deb application reviewed for Ubuntu?

As the title. I thought a packaged deb application is a well package ubuntu application and it should be approved within a week. Any time line or detailed instruction about a quickest approval. I ...
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Repackaging an installed application with libraries included

I have a package installed in Ubuntu-13.10, called "GPIV", which is not available for Fedora, which I use in my lab for some unavoidable reasons. But, I want to use the GPIV software on Fedora also. ...
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dpkg-shlibdeps pthread warnings when packaging for Ubuntu

I am creating a package for Ubuntu. Everything is fine except that I get some warnings from dpkg-shlibdeps related to unresolved symbols in my package (something like: "contains an unresolvable ...
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I need to build a DEB package which ask and installs other a deb packages [duplicate]

I need create a DEB package which asks me to install some other package to be installed or not. And if yes which version of you want to install. What should be the right place for this, a control ...
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How to avoid installing custom packages twice on Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a custom packages using dpkg --build . In the DEBIAN dir I have placed all the required files for package installation namely control,preinst,postinst,prerm etc. When I try to ...
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How can I compile a .deb file for network-manager's git

I need to install a version of network-manager that has the enhanced nmcli (allowing creation of new connections from cli only), and I wasn't able to find a PPA with a recent enough version. How can I ...
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How to add permissions to files installed by dpkg-buildpackage or debuild

I build a package from my own source using dh_make and dpkg-buildpackage. The install-file in /debian specifies the destinations for the project files. To make the installed program work, they need to ...
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Ubuntu packaging : why separate for 32-bit and 64-bit [duplicate]

Why we have to do separate packaging to applications for 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu Operating systems.I mean why some applications are making 32-bit and 64-bit separately and why some applications are ...
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Packaging an application for distribution in Ubuntu Software Center

I am trying to package my app into a .deb file following the tutorial. Everything works fine as far as the application software goes, but I can't figure out how to install the sample data and config ...
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Getting the Dungeon example to work

After following the Dungeon example to package an app for submission I am getting an error when clicking on the desktop file. Everything seems to be in the right place and running the app from a ...
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How to write post install script for my debian package

I want to configure my application for the first time soon after I install it. In debian folder of my application generated by dh_make I found postinst.ex. If this is the file I am looking for then ...
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Confusing about building OpenStack Packages?

I found OpenStack build task on Ubuntu QA site, but I am a little confusing about the build steps. Here's the link for build steps: ...
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How to make a .deb package that would add link to a repo to software sources? [duplicate]

I do not need .dsc, .tar.gz, .changes etc. and I can make a .deb package with this command dpkg -b path/to/repo. I just want to know how to make a .deb that would link a repository to "software ...
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How to specify a control file in dh_gencontrol?

I want to create a specific Debian control file from a template file. So in rules file i put this option to specify my new control file: dh_gencontrol -- "-cdebian/control_new" This file contains ...
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Add a new target into rules debian file [duplicate]

I want to add a new target rule in debian/rules and I want it to be executed before dpkg-source --before-build. This new target will generate a control file from a template file. How can I do that?
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What is changelog.Debian.gz file during packaging?

while packaging I encountered following error dh_builddeb dpkg-deb: building package `remotedevicecontroller' in `../remotedevicecontroller_1.0-1_i386.deb'. dpkg-source -b remotedevicecontroller-1.0 ...
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what is the purpose and role of rules file in debian packaging

I am trying to debian package my C++ application developed with aid of Netbeans 7.3. Here is bit of Makefile of it. APPNAME=remotedevicecontroller install: install config.xml ...
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How to add dependency after submitting a proprietary app to USC?

I submitted my app "Brightness Controller" under proprietary license and it has been published. It contains an executable .py file. But the app depends on python-wxgtk2.8 I wrote it in the comments ...
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How do I extract the package version from debian/changelog?

What's the most robust way to parse a source package's debian/changelog file (or debian/control?) to get the package's version number? Something like: pkgver=$(dpkg-parsechangelog | magic_goes_here) ...