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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reupload package to launchpad with orig.tar.gz changed

I uploaded a package geos-3.3.8.orig.tar.gz to launchpad with success, but the build failed because a mistake in the source code, then I have changed my geos-3.3.8.orig.tar.gz with the right code, and ...
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What would cause files not to be included in a .deb?

I'm trying to build a .deb package (python) as part of a larger project. I'm able to successfully run 'make' and 'make install' on it, but when the package(s) are built (using dpkg-buildpackage ...
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how to create a .bin file?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I am stuck at creating a simple .bin file which can print a message "hi" or anything else. My objective is to create a binary file.I have searched but didn't found ...
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Making a metapackage that depends on a package with a different architecture

I'm making a metapackage to install a number of packages that comprise my standard setup, like the package ubuntu-desktop. One package that I'd like to install is [Adobe Reader][1], which has a deb. ...
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Is Creative Commons a recoginsed license?

I would like to package an application that uses Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0: http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode Is ...
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Can't package my quickly app after editing

I've had a lot of problems packaging my quickly app. After some editing I packaged it sucsesfuly, then I: moved the packaging-files (jotty_0.1_all.deb jotty_0.1.dsc jotty_0.1_i386.changes ...
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Quickly gives warnings on packageing, not recognizing setup.py~

I have been trying to make an application and package it and so on, but I have run in to a lot of errors, so I tried to get back to basic: after the command quickly create ubuntu-application dj1 and ...
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how to do a pbuilder-dist build with dependencies in a ppa?

I'm trying to build a package for my ppa that uses packages from two other ppas. I want to do a test build using pbuilder-dist. I have done this before and I know that I need a combination of: ...
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Create a deb containing object files and link in the target machine

I'm working on a project where we have a couple of machines running some applications developed by our dev team. All the machines use the same Ubuntu version (12.04 x64). We want to use deb packages ...
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What is a tainted binary package?

Using dpkg I created some debian packages containing self-written libraries that install without problems. But when I try to run lintian on one of them, I just get the following error: warning: ...
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Add custom steps to source package's debian/package.postinst?

I have a package that incorporates an auto-generated debian/package.postinst.debhelper file into the generated binary. When I put my own code into a file at debian/package.postinst, the auto-generated ...
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Are USC applications allowed to install .desktop files?

Ubuntu's official site for developers says: Technical requirements: In order for your application to be distributed in the Software Centre it must: Be in one, self-contained directory when ...
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Depends: exim vs mail-transport-agent

I am creating a .deb installation package for our software, which depends on a valid SMTP server being installed. Currently the control file states: Depends: mail-transport-agent However one Debian ...
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Launchpad build error - missing libgtk3

I've just tried to upload my first ubuntu package to ppa and I got: dh_strip debug symbol extraction: disabling for PPA build dh_strip debug symbol extraction: not doing anything since NO_PKG_MANGLE ...
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Uploading quickly packages to Launchpad

I created an application using Quickly and packaged it using the command quickly package. But after I uploaded it to my PPA, I got a message from Launchpad saying: Rejected: Source/binary (i.e. ...
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Juju Charm, Deb Package or Puppet

I have a django project which when deployed provides mysql-nss services. This dule use database setup requires automatic deployment by any basic server user. The first part is the creation of an sql ...
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Debian package creation for PHP

How to create deb package for PHP code, where code should be installed in a certain dir like /usr/share/phpproject and install a conf file for Apache under sites-available then simlink it to ...
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Howto handle packaging and development in one git repository?

From my point of view at the moment git-buildpackage is only intended for using upstream sources which are not in the same repository. I already have a git-buildpackage repository with the branches ...
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Change environment variables in debian/rules according to debian/control targets

I have this package mypackage which is already bundled for Ubuntu. For setting the compiler, debian/rules contains DEB_CONFIGURE_SCRIPT_ENV += CC=gcc I would now like to extend the package in that ...
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How to use 'apt' to get source code and then do separate compile

I want to get the source code for a project and then build it the same way that apt would. E.g. I want the working source code and be able to run 'make' or similar command on the source. How can I ...
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How do I resolve Debian packaging issue with ${python:Depends}?

I am trying to build a python-based Debian package and I see the ${python:Depends} variable under the Depends section in the control file. While installing, I see that it refers to the ...
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Contributing to the package or the upstream branch?

While learning about Ubuntu development & packaging, there's one part that's not quite clear to me. So, let's say we're in the middle of active development (e.g. Raring) before feature freeze and ...
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What is the “right” way to debianize software that uses the scons build-system?

What specific tools are available, if any, or should we just use a fake Makefile that runs scons?
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Packaging for the Ubuntu Software Center

I have a question about packaging for the Ubuntu Software Center: must the package to upload be a .deb file? If so, how do I create one? I don't use the pygobject API.
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How to create a .deb file with dependency?

I have a game made with the LÖVE framework and i want it into a .deb file so it can be easily installed by others and easily findable through the Unity dash for example. I also have the LÖVE framework ...
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Submit merged Debian package for inclusion in Ubuntu

I'm currently working to update the version of autogen shipped with Ubuntu from 1:5.12-0.1ubuntu2 in the repositories to 1:5.17.1-1 in Debian. The merge has been completed on my computer and the ...
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Software center states “The package is of bad quality” - what does it mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “bad quality” package? I'm trying to author a .deb package, and with the one I have now, when I install it on Ubuntu 12.10 I get the next error: The package ...
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How to create a .deb package from compiled source files?

Question: Mono 3.0 is out, but I found no ppa from where I could install it. There is this one: https://launchpad.net/~directhex/+ppa-packages but it's mono 2.10.8.1-5. I'm playing with ASP.NET ...
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Package combined C++/Python software

I would like to package a software that contains both C++ and Python code. The C++ headers and libraries compile fine on launchpad and are properly installed (thanks to some .install files). On the ...
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“dh_install: hamsterdb-dev missing files (usr/lib/pkgconfig/*), aborting” building a package

I'm author of a small open-source database library and want to supply .deb packages through my ppa. I have a couple of problems. I followed the documentation and several tutorials and created a ...
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How can several branches be nested in the same directory in a bzr-builder recipe?

I have the following recipe: # bzr-builder format 0.3 deb-version 7.0+{revno} lp:~bitglue/openobject-server/7.0 nest addons lp:~bitglue/openobject-addons/7.0 openerp/addons nest-part web ...
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upstart init script remains on apt-get remove

I just created my first .deb file ever from a Python script. I included a package.upstart file under package/debian and all installed great. However, I noticed that apt-get remove package leaves the ...
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How do I package a Python script for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a Python 3.2 script that I'd like to package for Ubuntu and Debian. I've certainly looked for documentation but I wasn't sure that I was getting the latest and greatest/easiest methods. If ...
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How to setup debian/control to force updating a library?

This question is aimed at PPA/packages maintainers. I have a PPA with 2 packages: mypackage (currently version 1~ppa1~quantal) mypackagelib (currently version 1~ppa1~quantal) Currently, the ...
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install dbmail or other e-mail database

I'm starting to use ruby to parse and store e-mails, but don't want to reinvent the wheel. I have a subset of e-mails, all in one account stored locally, which I would like to keep in a database. ...
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How do I backport VLC from 12.04 to 10.04?

I just want to install VLC latest from 12.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS How to do it?
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create PPA source package from existing .deb package

i wanna modify some files in .deb package and upload it to my PPA, is that possible and how to ? Thanks in advance
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How to solve dpkg-source source problem when building a package?

Has anyone here had some experience creating a Debian / Ubuntu package? I am trying to backport the lammps package (http://packages.ubuntu.com/quantal/lammps) from Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) to Ubuntu ...
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Where/how can I find somebody to help me packaging an application for Ubuntu in my area?

I would like to learn how to package an application to a PPA which available in source code and GPL licensed. I would like to learn how to do it myself. Is there a way to find Ubunteros in my area to ...
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Is there a debian/ubuntu policy on softlinking things to another location in opt once they're installed?

Is there a debian/ubuntu policy on softlinking things to another location in opt once they're installed properly in usr/share or usr/lib? Here's a simple example: Packaging up dnsenum. It's a ...
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Automatically sign package files from debuild and upload with dput

I've created a source package for I library I'm working on. I use debuild to build it and then I can successfully upload it with dput. Now I want to set it up so that I can do this automatically ...
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debuild -S in cronjob: how to avoid interactive gpg

I would like to build and submit a package to a launchpad Ubuntu reposiory of mine in a nightly cronjob. To this end, I'll have to debuild -S the package which by default requires human interaction ...
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Can we use svn2cl on launchpad buildbots?

I've done a build bot for doxbox and currently i'm merging a packaging bzr repo - but that repo has the changelog outdated - and i don't want to have to maintain it. I've read dosbox autogenerates ...
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What in Quickly creates an empty …/share/gnome/help/…/C/figures/ folder?

Something in packaging scripts creates an empty figures folder where it's not present before this packaging. Where is it?
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Building package from binary files - what's wrong with my control file

I'm busy trying to build a .deb package from the binaries of my application (non open source) and I'm having trouble getting the correct info to display in the Ubuntu Software Centre (when you click ...
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Is dh-make the standard way to build debian packages?

I've started creating a .deb package for my software a while back and the method I've stumbled upon then (I knew nothing about the domain) basically is like this: create a directory structure like ...
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Where to save Yelp files?

I've written some yelp pages using Mallard. Now I would like to know where to save them correctly in the file system (packaging). The saved Yelp files should be displayed when opening Yelp -> Go ...
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How to rebuild a package for a different Ubuntu release

I've got an app packaged for Ubuntu 12.04, which lives on a PPA. From that same package and sources tarball, I'd like to generate a package for Ubuntu 12.10. I thought I'd just add an entry to ...
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When to use separate PPAs?

I'm interested in setting up PPAs for a few projects that I'm working on, and I'm trying to find out how many PPAs I need. Should I create one PPA for each project, effectively having a single ...
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Build .deb package from source, without installing it

Suppose I have an installer program or source tarball for some program I want to install. (There is no Debian package available.) First I want to create a .deb package out of it, in order to be able ...