The collective group of software that makes up the Ubuntu distribution, including Debian.

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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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Error on installing upstream kernel

I tried to install latest upstream kernel(linux-headers-3.17.0-031700rc2-generic_3.17.0-031700rc2.201408251935_amd64.deb) from here but installation failed with this error: user@user-pc:~$ sudo dpkg ...
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Matching vulnerabilities with upstream versions

How am I supposed to match vulnerabilities with services fingerprint with ubuntu (and debian) upstream's version? Is there a public database to match these versions with original versions? ...
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GCC 4.8 / MINGW W64 4.8

There is a PPA where I can find these packages for 12.04? Also a build script will do the job! I've tried to download it from sources but the dependencies are a mess. I'd like to start porting my ...
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Why do many GNOME application packages depend on `libunity9`?

When investigating this question, I discovered that many GNOME applications' packages depend on the libunity9 package. If I try to uninstall libunity9 on Precise, it tries to uninstall lots of ...
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Whom should I ask to update a package to a new upstream release?

Whom should I ask for upgrading the particular package, if there is a new upstream release? Should I file a bug report? What if the package is maintained by Debian maintainers? Should I leave a ...
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How does the Ubuntu kernel version relate to the upstream version?

On Oneiric, uname -r prints "3.0.0-14-generic". Does this mean that I am running an Ubuntu kernel based on the upstream (Linux) 3.0.0? Or is it actually based on Linux version 3.0.14? I have tried ...
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New upstream version of gnome-mplayer. How do I ask for this to be considered for release / commit?

I have been using gnome-mplayer 1.0.4 with xubuntu 11.10 and it has a number of bugs. I have been reporting these on code.google.com/p/gnome-mplayer/issues/detail?id=558 Anyhow... the dev says there ...
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Rebuild package from upstream source?

I'm trying to rebuild a package (specifically grub2) to overcome some bugs that have been fixed upstream but not fixed in Ubuntu, and have the package integrate into Ubuntu properly. The package is ...
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How to request a package upgrade in the next Ubuntu release

I'm looking to move our company from Fedora 13 to the upcoming 12.04. We've built custom HDF5 1.8.7 RPMs that are newer than the 1.8.4 version in 12.04. If we go to 12.04 I'd like it to have the ...
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How can I evaluate the community behind an Ubuntu package?

Before putting effort into configuring and trying to use a complex open source component, it is useful to have some idea as to whether bug reports or support requests are likely to get a response. I ...
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What are the differences between the Ubuntu shipped kernel and the upstream kernel?

What are the differences in feature set between the main Linux kernel and the kernel being used by Ubuntu? Why is Ubuntu branched off of the main kernel instead of using the main kernel directly?
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What does “Fix Committed” mean?

Is it valid if I mark a bug "Fix Committed" if the package in question is hosted upstream (outside of Launchpad)? example: bug report, committed fix.
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Will Unity require patches to existing GNOME components

Canonical has stated an interest in providing a way for Ubuntu users to gracefully switch over to Gnome Shell, disabling Canonical specific technologies to give the user something as close to the ...
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Information explaining the relationship between Debian and Ubuntu

Please post articles or blog posts that detail the relationship between Debian and Ubuntu (negative/positive) that you find insightful/useful/excellent... and please don't limit this to just the OS, ...
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What is the difference between upstream and downstream when referring to who to go to as a developer?

What is the difference between upstream and downstream when referring to who (or where) to go to as a developer or packager?
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How do I get a patch applied to a package, when the upstream maintainer does not seem active?

I know of bugs where there is a fix available, which has been posted upstream. However, the upstream maintainer hasn't responded to the patch, or applied it to the project's source code. Would it be ...