Please address the issues with your Ubuntu App Showdown Submission to qualify for the contest

David Planella david.planella at
Tue Jul 10 16:44:01 UTC 2012

Al 10/07/12 18:35, En/na prasannatsmkumar ha escrit:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM, David Planella
> <david.planella at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm contacting you because you have stated interest in participating in
>> the Ubuntu App Showdown.
>> Your application is missing something in order to qualify for the
>> contest, and we would appreciate that you could address the issue listed
>> below asap.
>> You've been working hard in your app these last 3 weeks, and we want to
>> ensure it makes it to the contest, but we need input from you for it to
>> qualify.
>> Please address the issue listed for your app below:
>> - The PPA for your app is empty (it contains no packages) or
>> non-existent. Please upload a package to participate in the contest. If
>> you've used Quickly to develop your app, you can simply issue the
>> 'quickly' submitubuntu command. This affects the following submissions:
>>   * Share Ubuntu Updates -
>>   * Nudge -
>>   * Convertik -
>>   * MapRog -
>>   * BorraDos -
>> If you haven't replied to us or addressed the issues in the next 24
>> hours, your app will not qualify for the contest.
>> Thanks!
>> Cheers,
>> David.
> Hi David,
> I am very glad to be in touch with Ubuntu team. You guys are doing a
> great job :).

Well, thanks to you for participating! :-)

> I ran "dput ppa:prasannatsmkumar/ppa
> share-updates_1.0-1_source.changes" and it uploaded the packages but I
> did not see any update in my PPA. I also tried "dput
> ppa:prasannatsmkumar/share-ubuntu-updates
> share-updates_1.0-1_source.changes" (I replaced prasannatsmkumar/ppa
> with prasannatsmkumar/share-ubuntu-updates as it is my application
> name and tried). Both did not work out.

If you are developing a Quickly app, you should use 'quickly submitubuntu'.

If you run into any issues, please follow the troubleshooting guide:

> Today I have uploaded the packages again using the command "dput
> ppa:prasannatsmkumar/ppa share-updates_1.0-1_source.changes". I hope
> the command is correct as it is described in
> No errors
> reported. So I think things went well. Hope the package will be
> created and available in PPA in some time. (There was no error
> previously but there was no deb in PPA :( ).
> It will be great if you could provide some help on the following:
> 1. The application I created is working in Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04. But
> my main development machine has only Ubuntu 11.10 and I am uploading
> the package from here. Will the PPA be created for 12.04 also? I could
> not see any option to set this as of now. If this does not work out I
> will re-upload it from another machine having Ubuntu 12.04. Please let
> me know. My application uses only Qt (libqt4-gui is the main
> dependency) library.

You simply have to tell Launchpad which version(s) of Ubuntu you'd like
the PPA build packages for. This might also be useful, as it contains
links to the PPA documentation too:

> 2. Running "quickly package" does not work. If I start the command I
> could see some progress (some dots appear in terminal screen) and
> after that nothing happens. I waited for more than one hour but
> nothing happened. Is there any way to resolve this? One of the main
> reasons for me not to use quickly is this (I did not find time to sort
> out the issue and I was too lazy - sorry).

I'd suggest following the Quickly packaging troubleshooting FAQ:

> Please let me know the steps that I have to take if my PPA not gets
> updated with .deb files (I am asking this specifically because it did
> not show up in last attempt).
> Thanks and Regards,
> Prasanna Kumar

David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator / /

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