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 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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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 ...
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I've filed an ITP bug on bugs.debian.org - now how do I get the package into Ubuntu?

I've written a development library that I would like to include in the Ubuntu archives. From what I understand, the best way to do this is to first get the package into Debian and then request a ...
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How do I package a Unity lens? [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu apps and Launchpad. I've created a Unity lens using Quickly, but I'm stuck on how to deploy it. I have two questions. I can create a .deb file using quickly package, but when I ...
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Redirecting packages when migrating PPAs

I have some packages in a PPA and, now, have created a group PPA. Is there a way to put in a redirect such that anyone installing package foo from ppa:jrhacker/ppa can be redirected to ppa:initech/ppa ...
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Packaging a header library, header dependencies

When packaging a library A that contains of headers (similar to boost), those headers may have include statements to another header library B in them. Consequently, when building an application with ...
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How to create and submit package for Qt application

I have an application that I developed in Qt and Ubuntu. Its primary target is Windows but I prefer working in Ubuntu for all sorts of obvious reasons, so I rebuild it using Qt under XP and create an ...
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convert quilt to native source package

I want to branch an open source package and develop a new branch of package alternatively. The package is in quilt format and need to use dquilt for update but i don't want to use it for my branch ...
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How to create a .deb file just for copying certain icons and one javascript file to particular locations?

Okay,So I have wasted my whole day and still unable to figure out how to do that the easy way.I have been to the debian land and ubuntu packaging land.I have read about equivs and various other ways ...
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always purge on remove in package

I am maintaining a debian package, which includes some config files that are installed under /etc/. Is there a way I can somehow make the package to always automatically --purge itself whenever a user ...
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How to Create Deb Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplest Debian Packaging Guide? I have a group of BASH scripts, XML files, etc. The scripts require that some programs already be installed. How do I create a *.deb on ...
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Versioning a package for uploading to PPA

I've a package named Artha which I distribute as source and (deb) binaries for x86 and x86_64 architectures i.e. I've the experience in making deb files. I got quite a few requests for setting up a ...
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Packaging MATLAB (or, more generally, a large binary, proprietary piece of software)

I'm trying to package MATLAB for internal distribution, but this could apply to any piece of software with the same architecture. In fact, I'm packaging multiple releases of MATLAB to be installed ...
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Django 1.4 dependency when packaging a Precise application

I am trying to package a program I wrote that depends on Django 1.4.1 in Ubuntu 12.04. As Django 1.4.1 isn't available in Precise I am wondering if it is best to: Package up Django 1.4.1 and drop ...
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How to adjust symbols-file in a package for a shared lib

I am trying to upgrade ktorrent in my PPA to the latest upstream version. It also requires an updated libktorrent package. It seems libktorrent was changed in incompatible ways and thus results in a ...
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How can I create a .deb file that adds a repository to sources.list.d?

I want to start sharing .deb files that automatically add new repos to an Ubuntu installation (like the ones present in puppetlabs.com). How can I do that?
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How Can Someone With Minimum Programming Experience Publish an App of an Existing Program not found in the Software Centre?

There's a free mathematics software that I would like to see in Ubuntu Software Centre, called, 'Sage.' I have minimal experience in programming, so I'm basically here asking if someone could either ...
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Why does Launchpad act differently with 64- and 32-bit packages?

I'm making Ubuntu packages from the source code of a geology program. I can make deb packages on my PC, and also Launchpad is able to make binary packages for 32-bit OS. I noticed a strange behavior ...
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Building failed because of “Package x11 not found”

I am trying to build an application I am making into launchpad for my PPA, and, while it builds the DEB just fine locally, it fails in launchpad. The build log complains that Project ERROR: Package ...
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How to package closed-source softwares

How to package close source application (proprietary). I know how to package open-source apps using dh_make and pbuilder but using this method others can see my source code. Is there any way for doing ...
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how to resolve all symlinks in a directory?

I'm trying to make a debian package from upstream source code which is not mine. The configure script provided by author makes a lot of symlinks in source directory. They're symlinks to all headers in ...
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How can I prevent dpkg-buildpackage from modifying the modification date of the /debian directory when building a Debian package?

I have set up a working pbuilder toolchain for building Debian packages in i386 and amd64 varieties for Ubuntu. I am using reprepro to manage my own private apt repository and dupload to upload ...
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How to automate the pass phrases when GPG signing dpkg-buildpackage?

I'm using dpkg-buildpackage and I would like to fully automate my scripts, but I cannot find how to GPG sign the packages and automate entering the pass phrases in my Continuous Integration System. I ...