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 to package LaTeX source in a DEB package?

I need to include a PDF documentation file in a DEB package. And I think LaTeX source might fix my needs, since I want someone to contribute to the source. But I don't know how to make a PDF in ...
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How to create a deb package when upstream developer has not a release a tarball

I want to create a deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. But I cannot find any tarball there. All the tutorials that I came across on the net assume that thier is an upstream tarball ...
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How does Ubuntu install .deb files? [duplicate]

I want to know how does Ubuntu install software. For instance I know that executables are moved in /usr/bin and .desktop files in /usr/share/applications but I want to know why and know more about it.
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Launchpad Debian Builder Internet Issues

I'm packaging a application that curls a file as part of the debian/rules file. It works locally, but on the launchpad Debian package builders I am getting the error: curl: (6) Could not resolve host: ...
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Install PyCharm IDE from repo (without wget)

Is there a way to install the PyCharm IDE (community version) from a repo (without wget). I think the wget method found in many blogs is too complicated.
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Packaging: /usr/lib vs. /usr/lib/*-linux-gnu

I was building a new version of Spice within an LXC container, mostly for experimentation. However, one strange thing that I encountered was that make install installed libspice-server.so.1.9.0 into /...
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How can I get a list of supported Ubuntu releases from the CLI?

What's the simplest way to get codenames of currently supported Ubuntu releases for use in deb packaging? Like utopic trusty precise lucid for today.
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How do I solve dependencies with replacements?

I work on a solution getting a closed-source driver, called EMGD, working on Ubuntu. But there is a problem with the lubuntu-desktop package. It depends on lubuntu-core -> xorg and xorg needs xserver-...
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Custom cron job filename for a package

I'm willing to create a cron job for a package but when I define it in debian/cron.d it gets installed as /etc/cron.d/package. I'd prefer to be able to change the name of the cron job to be something ...
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Building a .Deb package after locally modifying the files

I am new to Linux and I'm learning about packaging in Ubuntu. I wish to run synapse with recoll plguin (lp:~pmarchwiak/synapse-project/recoll-plugin). Now, How can I build a package from the ...
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How do I distribute a CA certificate using a Debian package?

The usual method of adding your own CA certificate to Ubuntu is: cp cert.pem /usr/local/share/ca-certificates update-ca-certificates I'd like to distribute my CA certificate using a Debian package, ...
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Cannot build on launchpad

I have succesfully uploaded my app to launchpad:However it fails to build on both i386 and amd64. Here is the link: https://launchpad.net/~mkamenjak/+archive/ubuntu/bugappppa/+packages Here is the ...
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How to create multiple debian packages using the same debian directory

I am packaging an application in my PC for installation/distribution purposes. I have created the package successfully using dpkg facility in ubuntu 12.04. Now I need to create multiple packages (...
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How do I make and upload a package for my game?

I developed a game using the C programming language with SDL for graphics. Now, I just have a folder of the project (with project files). But I don't know how to make a package of this game to upload ...
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How to prevent dput from uploading *.orig.tar.gz again?

When I upload a package to archive $ dput ppa:mylaunchpadid/myppa.ppa mypackage1.0-0ubuntu2_source.changes Checking signature on .changes gpg: Signature made ... gpg: Good signature from ... Good ...
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Unable to install Box2D package

If I try to run sudo apt-get install python-box2d I get this nonsensical error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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Import new package to older release

I have uploaded a new package to Debian. It has recently reached Debian unstable and Ubuntu development branch (currently Vivid). How do I get this new package into the currently supported stable ...
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Building ffmpeg deb package gives fakeroot debian/rules clean gave error exit status 2

I am trying to build my first .deb package (with ffmpeg sources) and I get some errors. Those are my steps that can be reproduced to get this error: git clone git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git ...
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library packages failed to fetch in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones ...
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How to create deb packages for fonts [duplicate]

How do I create a package of fonts? I am not going to be uploading them to the Archive as they are for my own use. Can anyone point me to a tutorial or a document on creating font packages? I have ...
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PPA build fails due to Python.h missing

I'm trying to package my application for Ubuntu using PPA. The build fails because it can't find Python.h (build log here). This library is provided by libpython2.7-dev and I have it in build ...
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How can I run arbitrary commands as part of a deb package install?

I'm creating a ppa deb package for a python module, replacing a pip package (which I also created), and I would like to run "pip uninstall" as part of the deb installation. How can I run "pip ...
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Can I use a Debian package build environment to build Ubuntu packages?

I have a Debian wheezy server that I use to build packages using pbuilder and git-buildpackage. I can currently build packages for Debian sid, wheezy, and squeeze. I would like to use this same ...
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Creating debian package to install to a path with spaces

I have a Qt application that I want to deploy as a deb package. I have been reading so many sources, all slightly different - most of what I did follows this How To: preparing an application for ...
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Error when modifying rules file in debian packaging

Trying to get my debian packaging to work as I want, I modified the debian/rules file (showing line numbers) 12 %: 13 dh $@ 14 15 override_dh_install: 16 dh_install 17 install -m 644 "My ...
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sbuild errors “but it is not going to be installed”

My goal is to cross-build debian package, so I test on something simple - ncurses. I follow this guide consisting of two commands: https://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/DevPlatform/CrossCompile/...
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How to pull packages from a git repository without Internet connection?

I am newbie in using git. I need to pull some packages from my friend's git repository but there is no Internet connection in my computer. I need to pull them offline. Is there a way to do it?
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Qt-creator publish tab missing click part

I am trying step by step to write some simple tutorial Ubuntu apps using qt-creator. First I've chosen HTML5 App then after writing some hello code or even after doing nothing I've tried to create a ...
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can i build ubuntu package without an upstream tar ball using bzr?

I don't want to tar ball my C++ source. I think a good Makefile is sufficient to build an ubuntu package. Can't I bzr dh-make with out making a tar.gz of my source code. My problem is that I ...
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How can I convert a ready Python project into DEB

I am using package guide of Ubuntu (http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/packaging-new-software.html), but I am stuck in compilation stage. I can compile .deb using dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -us ...
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Building a package for another architecture

I'm trying to patch and rebuild a package (libvorbis, for what it's worth) on 64-bit Xubuntu 14.04. In the past, when I've wanted to do something like this, I've followed this formula: sudo apt-get ...
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Can I upload a deb package with an MIT License to PPA?

I'm trying to build a deb package from source with bzr dh-make and bzr builddeb, but bzr automatically adds the GPL license to my source code folder. Is it allowed to upload projects licensed under ...
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What is Upstream Program? [duplicate]

Maybe it is a ridiculous question but I want to know exactly what is an upstream program? here in this documentation and other debian packaging documentation mentioned upstream program. I want a ...
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How to replace files in PPA after unsuccessful build?

I uploaded a package to my PPA, but the build failed. I made some corrections to the dependencies list and tried to upload the corrected file. It was rejected with this message: Rejected: File -1....
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Add Package to Official Repository [duplicate]

I wrote a driver for a remote filesystem (mounts a Google Drive, similar to the way SSHFS mounts a remote server). It's super useful as an alternative to dropbox or ubuntuone. It is now getting ...
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Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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How to set version numbers and package file names via dpkg-buildpackge for automated builds on a build server?

Our build server builds ubuntu packages (*.deb) via dpkg-buildpackage. The server checks out the source code via git and runs the build via make <target>. The source directory contains the ...
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What is the best way to build a package that targets a single Ubuntu release only?

At the moment I build and package our software for Ubuntu 14.04 aka 'trusty' via dpkg-buildpackage. I get a .deb package that can be installed on Ubuntu 14.04 but also on other Ubuntu releases e.g. 12....
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What is the right way to restart dependent services while package installation?

I am creating a configuration package, and would like to stop and restart services whose configuration is affected. Right now I am using the service [stop|restart] in {pre,post}{inst,rm} way. I read ...
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init script of debian package not working correcly in different computers in Ubuntu 12.04

I created a Debian single binary package (.deb) for a software project to install the application as a service in ubuntu. dpkg --install package installation is successful in the computer I used to ...
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How to skip installation of a debian package if a file exist in the system?

I'm interesting in avoiding the installation of the content of a debian package when a file is present in the system, eg. /usr/local/bin/token. I'd like than the debian package will look for the ...
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Yelp package building problem

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 lts. When I built the yelp package from it's source with dpkg-buildpackage command, It shows me following message, and It fall a sleep. gtk-doc: Scanning header files (...
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Include Binary Files in DEB package

I need to build a DEB package from mainly Node.js Javascript files, but it should include some binary files as well. They are listed inside debian/source/include-binaries. Otherwise I get the error ...
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creating debian packages for Mozilla Products

I am trying to create a Debian Package for Boot-to-Gecko desktop client, I have no prior experience in Debian packaging except the test cases mentioned in packagers guide and other places, I have ...
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How do I copy a package from Debian to my PPA?

I'd like to add the latest gourmet package from Debian sid to our team's PPA so Ubuntu users who would like to run an up-to-date version of Gourmet can add that PPA to their software sources. (...
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Installing a directory with a Debian Package

I want to create a Debian Package that installs a bunch of Folders to a system but I can't get it working. The Package gets created without any errors and lintian also says it's okay but installing ...
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debuild failed at dh_install with cp: cannot stat `debian/tmp//path/to/install/bin/': No such file or directory

I am creating a binary package for local usage by reading http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/1313226#1313226 chat session. I followed the steps mentioned in the list. My environment: ...
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How to mark some file in debian package as config?

I want to make my own Debian package, which contains some default config file. I don't want this file to be rewritten after update with dpkg -i. What are the ways to solve my problem?
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Building a Debian package with two buildsystem

I have a package that needs to be build with both a regular makefile and a setup.py. The thing is that the Debian packaging magic that is invoked via debuild would recognize a makefile and do the ...
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Can I make a package .deb from .tar.gz or .tar.bz2? [duplicate]

If I had an application with .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 extension can I transform it to a package .deb ?