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Questions tagged [packaging]

refers to the creation and maintenance of Debian or snap packages. Whether you are looking to update a package for your personal use or wondering how to get your software into the hands of Ubuntu users, this tag is for you.

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How can I manually assemble my own package “the hard way”?

I would like to know how to create my own .deb packages from the source of a program without the aid of a package manager or any other similar tool (in other words, doing it manually). How difficult ...
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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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How to detect architecture of a .deb package?

There is a .deb package in a repository which is declared to be 32bit, but installs 64bit binaries. This is the case for both installing through apt-get from the repository as well as with downloading ...
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Building a new vanilla kernel - some confusion with the produced debs

So I wanted to try to build 2.6.39-4. I followed the procedure at ubuntu wiki "GitKernelBuild" page. In short, download the tar.bz2, extract, copy my old config, make oldconfig, and then fakeroot ...
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Quickly, setup.py, long_description - how to make them generate a multi-paragraph description in the debian control file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to define multiline long_description in quickly's setup.py? How can I make Quickly convert the long_description in setup.py into several paragraphs in the debian ...
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Packaging a Java web application: .war or symlinks to dependencies?

I would like to package my java web application http://kunagi.org/ for Ubuntu (and Debian). Should the package install a .war file which contains all the required dependencies (.jar files)? Or should ...
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dpkg-shlibdeps: error: couldn't find library needed by .so while packaging a package dependent on my another package

I have packaged a library named base and uploaded to my ppa:satyagowtham-k-gmail/ferryfair.ppa. launchpad has successfully built the base package and I successfully installed it by sudo apt install ...
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Are Ubuntu Server and Desktop configured/compiled differently?

I am considering to use Ubuntu Server for a very low-end x86_64 machine. I am wondering what's the difference, and found this: difference between ubuntu server, minimal, and desktop I still have a ...
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What is changelog.Debian.gz file during packaging?

while packaging I encountered following error dh_builddeb dpkg-deb: building package `remotedevicecontroller' in `../remotedevicecontroller_1.0-1_i386.deb'. dpkg-source -b remotedevicecontroller-1.0 ...
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How do I make package files install to the correct location?

I have made a python application and managed to create a package. However, when I install the package, no files seem to be installed. I have created an app.install file in the debian directory which ...
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Copying debian directory from another branch to build in Launchpad

I am trying to build Cozy Audiobook in launchpad. I have the imported the source branch (master) from GitHub, and a there is a different branch (deb-packaging-juno) containing the debian/ directory. ...
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Can apt actions delete/modify files inside exiting user home?

I somehow always assumed that when I run a command like apt-get install, remove, purge then at most apt might add configuration dot-files files to my existing local home (not even sure about that), ...
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Cannot build on launchpad

I have succesfully uploaded my app to launchpad:However it fails to build on both i386 and amd64. Here is the link: https://launchpad.net/~mkamenjak/+archive/ubuntu/bugappppa/+packages Here is the ...
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What in Quickly creates an empty …/share/gnome/help/…/C/figures/ folder?

Something in packaging scripts creates an empty figures folder where it's not present before this packaging. Where is it?
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where or how to compile or download libzdb-devel

I'm trying to compile the development library for libzdb, because dbmail requires this dev package to compile. While I've downloaded and compiled the package from libzdb, this is just the regular ...

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