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 can I create a simple debian package from binary?

I have been researching debian packaging, but I can't seem to figure out how to package a C# mono application made up of a single executable and a few resource files. Can anyone help me figure out? ...
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Error while making a .deb package with Quickly: setup.py install_egg_info failed

I wrote a little program and now I trying to make a .deb package out of it. When I run quickly --verbose package I get this: quickly --verbose package ...
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quickly package --extras replaces developer email with hostname

After running quickly package --extras for my project, I've noticed that in project_dir/debian the changelog file has my developer email listed as alex@myhostname, instead of my proper email address. ...
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Can I make deb files for documents and other non-binary content?

I would like to create .deb files with no binary content (*.odt files, for example). The idea is to create a file that contains didactic files to learn certain discipline and an automatically package ...
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Packaging a CMake project (libRocket) into a .deb, but build script is in a sub folder

I am trying to build a .deb package for libRocket (http://librocket.com/), but the build script is not in the source root but rather in a subfolder (/Build). See the Github source: ...
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How to create a tar.gz package to upload to your ppa

I have created an application using Qt. I have two folders in the project , one containing the source code and other the binaries, makefile etc. I created an archive , used dh_make etc. and ...
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How do I add a binary file to my existing PPA package

Adding modified or new text files to my PPA package is simple enough: Step 1: apt-get source [foo-package] cd [foo-package] Step 2: add or modify new text files containing the changes Step 3 - ...
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How do I create deb package for Oracle JDK?

How do I create a deb package for Oracle JDK for personal use?
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Change version number in launchpad

While committing package to launchpad through quickly submit, version automatically jumped to current month, that is 12.07. I did try to delete all milestones and re-upload the package. But every ...
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quickly package --extras doesn't produce /opt/extras.ubuntu.com/../share/locale

I'm trying to package an app to /opt, but when installed the app won't run and complains: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/opt/extras.ubuntu.com/drawers/bin/drawers", line 45, in ...
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Launchpad ppa supporting multiple versions of Ubuntu

Is it possible for a launchpad ppa to support multiple Ubuntu versions such as 10.04 and 12.04 when the package itself was built on a 12.04 machine? When trying to add the ppa to a older machine, it ...
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Why does quickly package --extras fail (where quickly package doesn't)? [closed]

When I attempt to use quickly package --verbose --extras on my application I get these errors at the end: sed -i "s|__soundboard_data_directory__ =.*|__soundboard_data_directory__ = ...
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How to set application name when creating .deb, using Quickly

When I open created .deb package , my application name is UNKNOWN . Please help, how to fix it...
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How to troubleshoot Quickly packaging failures

I have created a Quickly app and I'm trying to create a package for distributing it through the Software Center. However, whenever I try one of the Quickly packaging commands (package, share, release ...
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App Showdown: Universe dependency

I'm currently in the process of packaging my submission for the Ubuntu App Showdown. I read in the rules that the package may not have dependencies that are not in the Ubuntu repository. But what ...
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How to prevent quickly from replacing Exec=.* in the .desktop file?

I'm still trying to make Quicklists work and found the problem: Quickly creates debian/rules with sed -i 's|Exec=.*|Exec=/opt/extras.ubuntu.com/wakeonplan/bin/wakeonplan|' ...
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quickly ignores subfolder

I have a problem with packaging quickly. I have a project foo: foo/ foo/bar/ foo_lib/ data/ When I run quickly package --extras && file-roller ../*deb I always miss ...
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How do I upload a .deb created by Debreate to my PPA?

I made a program using Qt Creator, and I made a package (.deb) using Debreate. Now I want to know how to upload this on PPA. I already created PPA on launchpad.
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Must apps submitted to the Software Center run from the /opt directory?

I read this question, but I'm more confused yet. In developer.ubuntu.com/showdown I read: "(2) run out of /opt" (I understand "run out" is not in /opt *Am I wrong?*) In ...
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Problems uploading package to launchpad due to “checksum mismatch” error

I'm having a lot of problems uploading my showdown project to a PPA. I've setup correctly PGP keys and my public ssh key to launchpad. I've packaged with debuild my C++ project, producing a source ...
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Application won't run when installed in “/opt”

I've developed a program for the App Developer Showdown, with quickly, in python, and it works as expected when I package and install it normally -in /usr. However when packaged for installation in ...
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Correctly packaging for /opt with dh_make

I know, this has already been asked a few times, but it doesn't seem to cover my case yet. I'm trying to package a Mono-application to run from /opt. First, I tried these guides: ...
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Ubuntu App Showdown: Commercial applications

Me and a few of my friends decided to create a game for the App showdown. However, we wanted to make a commercial game out of it (for <5$). So the question is: If I want to submit a commercial app, ...
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Quickly share error (Can't upload to ppa)

I'm using quickly and I can't seem to upload to my ppa. This is what I get: $ quickly share --ppa swink/ppa Get Launchpad Settings Launchpad connection is ok .........An error has occurred when ...
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debian/rules error “No rule to make target”

i'm having some problems creating a .deb file with debuild before reading some tutorials i managed to make the file but i always get this error: make: *** No rule to make target «build». Stop. ...
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Do I GPG-sign my application before or after packaging?

I am almost ready to complete my app, but I am unclear on the sequence of packing a completed app, and getting it uploaded so users of the software center can find it for installing. Does the signing ...
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any basic app packaging guide for a newbie? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplest Debian Packaging Guide? i've made an app using wxpython, i have some .py files and some icons, how can i package it for uploading it to launchpad?? i've ...
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Quickly package command fails

I get an error when trying to package my quickly application: $ quickly package ........Ubuntu packaging created in debian/ ............An error has occurred during package building ERROR: package ...
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Broken Debian package with Quickly due to UnicodeDecodeError

I created a test application with Quickly. When I used quickly package, I get this warning: Ubuntu packaging created in debian/ ...
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How do I create a Debian branch for my project on Launchpad?

I have a project on Launchpad that consists of a single branch (trunk). I would like to create a second branch that contains the Debian packaging for the project (with the intent of creating a build ...
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Making IntelliJ IDEA community edition available in software repository

I'd like to package IntelliJ IDEA (Community) to make it available from the standard Ubuntu software center. How do I go about this?
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Why does APT want to upgrade my package?

I need nginx compiled with a special flag, so I grabbed the source from the nginx stable PPA (apt-get source), changed debian/rules, built it and packaged it with debuild/dpkg-buildpackage, and ...
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How do I create a deb for GCC 4.7?

I'm sorry but I have tried the tutorials on various websites. Nothing, so far, has worked. I'm using Ubuntu Maverick 10.10. I've downloaded, compiled and installed GCC 4.7.0. Now I want to make a .deb ...
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Is is possible to get a patch included in the current release? If so, how?

So a while back I reported a bug in Compiz's Place Window plugin. It's a fairly major regression for people affected by it: mainly those using Gnome-Fallback, judging by the reports. A patch ...
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How to make PPA build for particular release

I'm creating my first proper PPA to patch a problem with Compiz. debbuild/dput works fine but Launchpad tells me it's only building it for Quantal. I've no interest in doing that for the minute - I'd ...
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Space escape character in Debian Makefiles

I'm currently trying to upload a package onto Launchpad's PPA service but I'm having problems with a path name which includes a space character. I'm trying to make a file install into a directory with ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes with Ivy Bridge Processor [duplicate]

My machine with an Ivy Bridge CPU is stable under Windows 7 but freezes in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit. The freezing appears to occur randomly. I read somewhere that kernel 3.3.6 fixes the Ubuntu freeze ...
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How to package a single text file into a .deb?

I'm trying to a make a simple .deb package, which would basically edit a config of another package I listed as a dependency. I added the required manipulations to the postinstall file. The problem ...
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How do I package a python app for ppa?

I am planning to package FBuntu into PPA for easier distribution. The nature of this app is that the user has to make specific edits to the auth.py file to make it work and hence I am stuck from ...
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How do I submit .jar file to the ubuntu software center

I am writing an app using JAVA Swing for all platforms. After that I want to add this app to Ubuntu Software Center for free Is it possible? My app is just one *.jar file, its helping to play card ...
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Compiling source into a DEB package

I have always had a problem installing and removing compiled software, so I have decided I would like to build software from source into a .deb package for easier installation/removal. I would like ...
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Steps for creating a slightly modified package and uploading it in a PPA?

I just want to use an Ubuntu package from the official Ubuntu repos, modify its source just a tiny bit (it will not affect dependencies or anything) and then upload it into a Launchpad PPA I made for ...
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How do I run lintian from pbuilder-dist?

I am using pbuilder-dist to build my packages for Debian unstable and Ubuntu Precise. I want to know how to run lintian (and possibly other commands) inside a certain chroot. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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Cross compile packages, question regarding armhf dependencies

I'm attempting to cross compile a couple Ubuntu Precise Packages, My current arch is amd64 my target is armhf. I have the correct cross compile GCC toolchain installed, I have correctly utilized the ...
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“Cannot load such file — openssl” when running bundle

When I try to use bundler, I get the error: /home/vivek/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p194/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `require': cannot load such file -- openssl ...
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Create custom package - and add a private repository

While developing a custom, commercial application, I need to provide appropriate automatic updates. Can I create a package that, in addition to containing my specific application, also adds it's ...
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Using the RandR-enabled nvidia 302.xx beta driver in 12.04 with a realtime kernel

How can I use the recent beta of the 302 version of the nvidia driver (which finally supports the RandR extension!) with a realtime kernel in Precise? This question contains information on enabling ...
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How can I convert the Nvidia driver installer into a deb?

Every so often there's a beta version of the Nvidia driver that I want to try out. This has happened today: there's been a big performance issue with version 295.40 and I want to try the shiny new ...
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Java packaging and uploading to a PPA in Launchpad

I have a java application (created as a class) and I want to know how I can (or should I even) convert it to .deb format and then how to upload it to a Launchpad PPA so that everyone could install it? ...
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Add icon to Unity panel during/after package installation

Intro: I am currently creating a custom Ubuntu ISO for an appliance I am creating. All work on the development of this ISO is done in a chroot, so there is no graphical environment. What I would like ...