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I'll address the three parts of your question: I think it's matter of opinion. As a user, I don't have any preferences for either of those. As a developer, I mainly use PPAs for the reasons below. The more obvious are that you use Canonical's resources instead of your own, and that includes the GPG key management, for your users. Remember that when one ...


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You can install Octave latest by using below: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:octave/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install octave apt-get build-dep octave Or Adding a line to your /etc/apt/sources.list amd64: http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/amd64/libgraphicsmagick3/filelist i386: ...


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The fastest way to provide packages to your users is by creating a PPA, especially as you said development is moving fast. It has an option for nightly builds, which you might find desirable. This way, you can produce stable releases as they come out, and automatically build for several Ubuntu releases and architectures without much trouble. When ...


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As it happens, dh can not possibly be used to package a Qt programme in the traditional way presented in most guides and tutorials out there. More specifically, the rules file must be informed of which snippets it must use to include in the final Makefile. One way of achieving this is using the cdbs package: sudo apt-get install cdbs Then the rules file ...


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Here you go: 2.4 Sections The packages in the archive areas main, contrib and non-free are grouped further into sections to simplify handling. The archive area and section for each package should be specified in the package's Section control record (see Section, Section 5.6.5). However, the maintainer of the Debian archive may override this ...



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