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 compile a .deb file for network-manager's git

I need to install a version of network-manager that has the enhanced nmcli (allowing creation of new connections from cli only), and I wasn't able to find a PPA with a recent enough version. How can I ...
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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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What package should I include as build-depend based on this error

Previously, I've asked about debian/rules additional build flag of CMake for packaging in Launchpad. The question is here. Now I managed to accomplish that by changing that debian/rules. And I ...
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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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How do I correctly bump the version number when building a kernel package from git?

When building a patched kernel from Ubuntu kernel git repositories how do I change the version numbers so that the resulting kernel package has the following properties: Installs files in /boot/ ...
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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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How can I include files in a debian package for use in the postinst script?

Recently after performing an upgrade, and hence having to redo some of the manual configuration changes I'd performed, e.g. to configs in /etc or /usr/share, I decided I'd be more strict with myself ...
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Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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How to make a dependency to the latest version of boost?

I'm packaging a couple of libraries that have some dependencies with one-another. To simplify, let's say I have: libA and libB. libB depends on libA for both building and installing. libA depends ...
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Debian Package Creation- how to define environment variables within the package

I built a package with the sudo-ldap package defined as a dependency in the control file (please see below). I'm going to have people install using the gdebi command to install which should install ...
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How to a deb package without Quickly?

I am developing an app now, I'm using GSetting as my setting back-end, but I can't make my .gschema file installed while open the .deb file. I'm wandering if there is some simple guide for green ...
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dpkg-source: error: can't build with source format '3.0 (native)': native package version may not have a revision

I'm encountering this strange issue when using this Launchpad recipe. The source package fails to build with this error message in the buildlog: dpkg-source -i -I -b recipe-{debupstream}-0~{revno} ...
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Repackaging an installed application with libraries included

I have a package installed in Ubuntu-13.10, called "GPIV", which is not available for Fedora, which I use in my lab for some unavoidable reasons. But, I want to use the GPIV software on Fedora also. ...
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What's the easiest way to package files into a deb?

I have a bunch of static web files that change from time to time. Right now I'm syncing my servers up using rsync, but I'd instead like to add scripts to my git repository so that when changes are ...
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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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Architecture specific debian package

I have created debian package XYZ. It has control file which look's like Package: XYZ Version: 1.0 Section: kernel Priority: optional Architecture: i386 Depends: Installed-Size: 1024 I just ...
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Quickly can't package, but raises no errors

I am trying to make a .deb package for my project in quickly. This is what I get: ilya@ilya-laptop:~/Projects/online-translator$ quickly package ...........Ubuntu packaging created in debian/ ...
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Export Package [Eclipse]

I am just wondering how do I export a .deb package for Ubuntu Software Centre in Eclipse? I have created an application that runs Python and Webkit now I wish to submit to the Software centre. How do ...
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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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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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Workflow with self made packages

I have a folder ~/Packaging where all my public and private packages are in. For example, in the Packaging/think-rotate folder, there is the typical Debian stuff, like so: think-rotate-2.5.2/ ...
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Confusing about building OpenStack Packages?

I found OpenStack build task on Ubuntu QA site, but I am a little confusing about the build steps. Here's the link for build steps: ...
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Daemon won't start up as root when clicking .deb instead of installing with dpkg

I'm developing a debian package that should start up a backup service as the root user. All works fine when I install it from the command line e.g. sudo dpkg -i xxx.deb but when I install this by ...
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How to add icon and screenshot for my app .deb package to see it in Ubuntu Software Center?

I created a .deb package of application by myself and I want to add to it icon and screenshot to visualize it in Application Manager such as Ubuntu Software Center. When I launch my package by ...
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How to write post install script for my debian package

I want to configure my application for the first time soon after I install it. In debian folder of my application generated by dh_make I found postinst.ex. If this is the file I am looking for then ...
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Launchpad packaging: Found files in /usr/local (must be in /usr)

Trying to package software for precise and I usually installed into /usr/local to avoid clashes with /usr — but we can no longer. The package builds in pbuilder, but not on launchpad. Up until ...
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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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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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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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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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Where does adt or eclipse store it's Android SDK path settings?

I'm a newbie & trying to create packages of ADT, Android-SDK & Android-Studio. But i want to use less space on ppa , so i split up ADT & SDK into two packages. Also i want to use same SDK ...
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Is android-sdk architecture independent for Linux?

I'm newbie. I'm trying to do packaging adt & android studio for launchpad ppa. But currently i'm facing space quota issue. So i was thinking to provide single copy of android-sdk for both ...
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Creating a Debian package with external package dependencies

Earlier I have created debian packages successfully, which were simple in their way. But now, I have to create the same for my application, which depends upon external packages. libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 ...
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How to build a newer version of a package than is available for my stable release?

I want to use a newer package version with my stable Ubuntu release. Asking for backport takes too long without visible result, so I thought that maybe I can build newer version myself. Can anybody ...
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Bulding packages : ${shlibs:Depends} fails for precise

I'm trying to build a set of small packages using the following scheme: Source tarball turned into bzr repo using bzr dh-make Source package built using dpkg-buildpackage -S -sa Upload source ...
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How to pakcage application in ubuntu sdk?

As the title, Any tutorial? I want to know how to develop applications in ubuntu.
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Can I package application after finish develop in ubuntu SDK?

As the title. I found there is a package option in ubuntu SDK. However, no matter I choose which project type, don't how to use it. Any tips?
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How long does it take to get an package deb application reviewed for Ubuntu?

As the title. I thought a packaged deb application is a well package ubuntu application and it should be approved within a week. Any time line or detailed instruction about a quickest approval. I ...
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dpkg-shlibdeps pthread warnings when packaging for Ubuntu

I am creating a package for Ubuntu. Everything is fine except that I get some warnings from dpkg-shlibdeps related to unresolved symbols in my package (something like: "contains an unresolvable ...
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How to avoid installing custom packages twice on Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a custom packages using dpkg --build . In the DEBIAN dir I have placed all the required files for package installation namely control,preinst,postinst,prerm etc. When I try to ...
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Packaging an application for distribution in Ubuntu Software Center

I am trying to package my app into a .deb file following the tutorial. Everything works fine as far as the application software goes, but I can't figure out how to install the sample data and config ...
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Getting the Dungeon example to work

After following the Dungeon example to package an app for submission I am getting an error when clicking on the desktop file. Everything seems to be in the right place and running the app from a ...
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How to specify a control file in dh_gencontrol?

I want to create a specific Debian control file from a template file. So in rules file i put this option to specify my new control file: dh_gencontrol -- "-cdebian/control_new" This file contains ...
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Install Netbeans C++ Ogre project on other Ubuntu Machines

I have a c++ Ogre project developed in Netbeans on Ubuntu and I wish to create an "Installer" for this application and then I would like to install it on other Ubuntu machines including machines ...
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How can I create a .deb for games with shared path for binaries and save files?

I was thinking of making some simple packages for old DOS games I keep around (eg. with a dosbox dependency), but many of these old games have shared directories for game executables and save game ...
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Is it possible to continue “debian/rules binary” from the middle?

I am trying to build certain Ubuntu packages for armhf because they are not available for anything but amd64 and i386 from their source. Sometimes I get failures during the build process, and I can ...
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How can I ask the user for a destination and PATH location during installation of my package?

In my one of requirement I need to build one package where I want to copy some files to the location given by the user. In this GUI is written in GTK+ from which I have one executable file. So now I ...
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Help with creating my own .deb file

I found this video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhoRyd2CEVs I followed it step by step just with my own files and i thought i understood everything but when i was done and wrote this ...
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How do I have my package depend on an older version of another package?

I have a package that depends on an old version of tornado: [DEFAULT] Package: tonythepony Depends: python-tornado (<= 1.3), python-git There is a repository that provides ...
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How to resolve unmet dependency in pbuilder when building a Debian / Ubuntu package?

I am following the steps in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PbuilderHowto to build a package, and I get stuck with unmet dependencies in apt-get. The command that I use to build are: $ sudo pbuilder ...