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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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Package rename and version drop

I have a package foo that is currently at version 2.3.0 I'm trying to push the current development version into a ppa for my use. However, upstream the package source foo has been completely merged ...
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1answer
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Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA

I'm trying to build budgie-desktop debian packages and upload it to my launchpad ppa. Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA(with the following errors) make[2]: Entering ...
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Where can i ask to increase space quota for launchpad ppa?

I did put an question in launchpad answers but i think there is only one guy active on the help desk of launchpad. Where can i ask to increase my ppa space quota? I'm newbie & trying to maintain ...
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1answer
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How to do packaging of ADT (Android Development Tools) for PPA?

From last few days i am trying to learn packaging in Ubuntu. I successfully created Binary deb of Scilab 5.4.1 & ADT but i don't have any webspace or server to host repository for these packages. ...
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Nvidia Driver outdated, will the PPA help? And what's a PPA?

Hi I'm a complete novice (usually rely on my son for help). In one of the answers it mentions 'ppa'. What is 'ppa'? If this problem is resolved will it stop the freezing as well?
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How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?

I am trying to use pbuilder to upload to PPA. Package builds ok with the command: sudo pbuilder build <package>_<version>.dsc But upload fails with error: Source/binary (i.e. mixed) ...
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1answer
101 views

Backporting Qt 4.8.4: Circular dependencies of qtchooser

I'm trying to backport the latest Qt packages (4.8.4) to Precise, using Launchpad. This worked well for the qt4-x11 packages but now I also need qtchooser which does not exist in 12.04. Trying to ...
0
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1answer
155 views

How to add permissions to files installed by dpkg-buildpackage or debuild

I build a package from my own source using dh_make and dpkg-buildpackage. The install-file in /debian specifies the destinations for the project files. To make the installed program work, they need to ...
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0answers
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Specify the target directory in a package

I created a package (with dpkk-build and dh_make) from my own program source and got a deb-binary. So far, so good. No if I'd upload the package to my ppa and installed it from there, the program ...
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1answer
49 views

Does anyone offer a for-pay packaging service to generate appropriate packages and put them in a ppa?

We have an application designed to work within ubuntu that has a nest of twisty dependencies, all alike. We've reached the point where we have to create a package for it, and we're finding our ubuntu ...
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1answer
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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/ ...
3
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1answer
209 views

Examples of multiple binary packages

I'm trying to include a preview of the new experimental Gtk+ 3 build of Inkscape in our PPA... I want to compile the upstream source using different compile-time options to generate two different ...
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1answer
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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: ...
2
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1answer
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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. ...
3
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2answers
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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 ...
2
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1answer
52 views

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 ...
5
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1answer
395 views

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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1answer
115 views

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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1answer
25 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
530 views

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 ...
3
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3answers
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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 ...
5
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0answers
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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 ...
3
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
282 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
232 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
311 views

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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1answer
114 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
259 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
319 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
229 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
203 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
268 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
163 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
264 views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Manually Created .deb, how do I upload to a PPA?

I have a manually created .deb, and I'd like to upload it to a PPA. My question is as follows: Is that possible? and If so, how do I do that?
3
votes
2answers
230 views

How to use stdeb with Launchpad?

I know that launchpad has the policy of only allowing upload of source packages on PPA's (as also explained here). Yet, a python .deb package has all the source in it and it seems silly that one ...
6
votes
1answer
289 views

How do I investigate/confirm the identity of a PPA maintainer (e.g., Chromium Team)?

The Chromium Stable PPA (as found here: ppa:chromium-daily/stable) is maintained by Chromium Team (https://launchpad.net/~chromium-team). I assume this is "Google's" Chromium developers? If so, I ...
2
votes
1answer
135 views

How to fix a build when trying to patch the original file?

I'm trying to create a package of Bugzilla 4 in a Launchpad PPA. Keep getting a malformed patch and have redid the patch from ground up numerous times without any success. One of the logs can be seen ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I upload package for several ubuntu versions to Launchpad automatically?

See the title. I using dput and in my /etc/dput.cf : [ppa] fqdn = ppa.launchpad.net method = ftp incoming = ~onto/onto/ubuntu/ login = anonymous allow_unsigned_uploads ...
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2answers
277 views

PPA & Packaging: Packaging Source as a Binary Package

I'm trying to create a .deb for a python-based IRC bot. I've already gone through the Ubuntu Packaging Guide, and done a debuild -S on it to create the source package. When its uploaded to the PPA, ...
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2answers
2k views

PPA & Packaging: Having versions of packages for multiple distros

(quote from chat) Got a PPA on launchpad for source packages for an IRC bot project I'm associated with (since its all the intermediate packaging for the stuff between releases, it's classified as ...
6
votes
1answer
185 views

Adding PPA on install

I have a app I am packaging for ubuntu. I don't like the idea that if included in the ubuntu repositories I will have no control over updating that application. I don't want my users stuck on an out ...
19
votes
1answer
423 views

How to apply a changelog file to packages in a PPA when building from recipe?

When my package gets build by launchpad using a recipe, it ignores the ./debian/changelog file I provide, and it generates a useless one like following: harmonyseq (0.14~natty1) maverick; urgency=low ...
3
votes
2answers
348 views

How to upload a qmake-based package to my PPA?

I have an application that uses qmake that I'd like to upload to my PPA. How can I set up the package so that the project builds properly?
10
votes
1answer
2k views

How to have Debian packaging generate two packages given an upstream source archive?

I am packaging something for my PPA. The upstream source is a .tar.gz archive which is Makefile-based. Since this package has a significant amount of architecture-independent data, it would be wise ...
10
votes
3answers
1k views

How to create and administer multi-architecture PPAs?

I have a program that needs to be recompiled for every ubuntu version. Currently I am packaging it using Ubuntu's PPA just for the current distribution. Eventually, I have to provide packages for ...
7
votes
6answers
1k views

What is the proper way to patch Wine for a custom PPA?

I've been manually applying patches to Wine for use on my own machine, but I want to put it in a PPA for my friends and relations. Currently I follow this procedure: Get the latest source from an ...
3
votes
2answers
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How do i create my own php 5.3.3 package/ppa?

I really would like to create a package for php 5.3.3 and then make a ppa for it (I would like the php-fpm support but inside the newest release), however this question goes further than this. I ...