I'm currently in the process of packaging my submission for the Ubuntu App Showdown. I read in the rules that the package may not have dependencies that are not in the Ubuntu repository. But what exactly does that mean? May I upload a package that depends on another package in the Universe repository? And if so, how to I submit it to make the build-service happy? And if this is not allowed, how should I go about this? Include the library directly in my package?

Thanks, Adrian


You may include dependencies from any of the official Ubuntu repositories in archive.ubuntu.com, which include, amongst others, the universe repository.

So to answer the question, you can submit an app that depends on another package from universe. Quickly will generally take care of this for you when running the quickly submitubuntu or any other packaging command, but if you need to add the dependencies manually, you can also use the quickly configure dependencies command.

  • Thanks, that helped. However, I'm not using quickly. Do I need to specify Section: universe/games instead of just Section: games in debain/control? or is this information outdated? – Adrian Jul 6 '12 at 12:01
  • You don't need to specify universe in Section:, you simply list the packages your app depends on on debian/control's Depends section – David Planella Jul 6 '12 at 12:06

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