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Take a look inside of /usr/share/applications/gimp.desktop file. You will see that the value of Image field is set to gimp. So, there is not given an absolute path for the GIMP icon. This means that the system will look for the icon most probably in /usr/share/icons. But there are more icons for GIMP, and the right icon will be chosen depending on the theme ...


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From man deb-version: NAME deb-version - Debian package version number format SYNOPSIS [epoch:]upstream-version[-debian-revision] DESCRIPTION Version numbers as used for Debian binary and source packages consist of three components. These are: epoch This is a single (generally small) unsigned integer. ...


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This is the epoch. It overrides the version in determining which of two packages is newer: From the deb-version man page: epoch This is a single (generally small) unsigned integer. It may be omitted, in which case zero is assumed. If it is omitted then the upstream-version may not contain any colons. It is provided ...


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Yes, there are. Though not many. I wrote the following script which will parse all the mirrors from the Launchpad mirror list, and check whether they contain the path /dists/$DIST/$REPO/binary-$ARCH/ where $DIST is your Ubuntu distribution, e.g., precise, saucy, trusty, ... $REPO is the repository you're looking for, i.e., main, restricted, universe or ...


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You asked the question in the right place, but since you seem to be uploading binaries into your PPA rather than source code, the chances that you will get a size increase is small. PPAs are meant to have open-source software, where the sources are uploaded, and binaries are built on Launchpad's servers. If you want to use this software on your own computer, ...


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There are a number of paths that a package can take to enter Ubuntu. In most cases, going through Debian first can be the best path. This way ensures that your package will reach the largest number of users as it will be available in not just Debian and Ubuntu but all of their derivatives as well. Here are some useful links for submitting new packages to ...



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