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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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 /etc/...
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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 = wx.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 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 (...
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Cant' properly install PyInstaller

Something went wrong while installing, but nonetheless I got message 'success' message: $ sudo pip3 install pyinstaller [sudo] password for user: Downloading/unpacking pyinstaller Downloading ...
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How to create application from bash file? [duplicate]

I have bash file, it's about resizing pictures and adding color borders to each picture..it runs in ubuntu 15.04 well..it works on imagemagick..I wanted to make it as application like ubuntu ...
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Can't Create Debian Package for QT App

I can't create package. I was try to create with this tutorial. Error is when I write the last one command: pdebuild --debbuildopts -sa Errors: parsechangelog/debian: warning: debian/changelog(...
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Kernel: what is the correct process to update changelog

I am trying to figure out the correct process to update the debian pkg changelog, whenever we apply a patch in our local copy of kernel. Have tried the below steps, but not sure if it is the correct ...
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Can I use C++ to write the source package for a .deb package?

What programming language should I use to write a source package for a .deb package? I want to package a C++ program.
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What does “setting up” and “proccessing triggers” mean in apt-get?

When apt-get is setting up a package or processing triggers for a package what actually happens in the background?
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How to create Ubuntu package from binary file? [duplicate]

I have downloaded sqlite source and encryption extension for sqlite "See". After that I added support for encryption into sqlite3.c, I created binary file which has enabled encryption. Command which ...
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How do you access control file information?

Is there a way for the postinst, pre, etc. scriptlets to access the information in the Debian control file when installing? e.g. Package: name Version: 0.1-1 Depends: ...
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How to package a theme?

I've modified a theme (GTK+ Theme, Gnome-shell) and i want to package it, then upload it to a ppa. I tried following this tutorial but with no luck. http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/packaging-new-...
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Lintian error: source-is-missing while building deb package for ubuntu

I'm trying to build a deb package for a software. I'm following this tutorial for the same. When trying to build the package using bzr builddeb -- -us -uc, I'm getting a lot of lintian errors for ...
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Creating linux-tools-*.deb packages

Is there any convenient way to create linux-tools-*.deb packages? For linux-headers-* and linux-image-* I can use make-kpkg. Is there anything similar for tools?
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Installing Plotmtv

I'd like to install plotmtv. For this reason I used simply the command sudo apt-get install plotmtv but I get an error message saying that the package is missing, it is not available or it is ...
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MegaSync client requires libcrypto++9

So, I was trying to install the sync client for Mega (http://mega.nz) on my Ubuuntu 15.10 install. Yes, I know it's pre-release, but here is my question: When i install the .dep file, I get that ...
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How to create .deb package of my JavaFx application?

I've built an application using JavaFx. Now I want to make a .deb package of my application to use it into Ubuntu/Debian platform. How can I do it?
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how do you create a “signed” deb package

I want to create a number of deb packages, but I don't know how "signing" packages works. So I was wondering how to create a signed deb package.
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I'm creating deb package, in that particualr folders i.e node module and src folders alone not copying

I'm trying to make deb file, in that particaluar folder i.e node_module and src folder alone not copying dpkg-source: info: using source format `3.0 (quilt)' dpkg-source: error: unwanted binary file: ...
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Packaging existing software

I've found guides on packaging new software, but what is the workflow to package already maintained packages; the packages tagged with 'needs-packaging' in Launchpad for example. I'm not sure how to ...
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while making debian package from source i'm seeing the error

While making Debian package I'm seeing the below error. ubuntu@ip-10-232-76-3:/opt/uat/elasticsearch-1.4.4$ sudo dpkg-buildpackage -b -rfakeroot -us -uc dpkg-buildpackage: warning: using a gain-root-...
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dpkg-buildpackage: dpkg-source: no upstream tarball found

I'm trying to untar the files and try to create deb package. This is for my testing purpose. My intention for this testing is, I would like to just provide a folder which contains data to install, and ...
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Is it necessary or advised to have devscripts in debian/control Build-Depends?

debuild is provided by the devscripts package. Is it compulsory or advised to have devscripts in the Build-Depends line in the debian/control file? Do the official Debian packaging manuals write ...
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How can I automatically rebuild a package with a different compiler?

I would like to build a specific package, say upx-ucl with my local installation of afl-fuzz. Is there an easy way to do that? It would be perfect if the result was the deb package with a new build.
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Commercial Debian Packaging

I am in the process of submitting commercial software to the Ubuntu Software Center, the packaging I am using is of Debian format. I was hoping someone could show me how to create a debian package ...
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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 ResolutionX_1.0-0/debian/...
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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 ...