[lubuntu-users] Lubuntu's repository

Walter Lapchynski wxl at ubuntu.com
Sun Nov 12 01:39:15 UTC 2017

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 10:53:26AM +1100, Joe Smith wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 1:05 AM, Walter Lapchynski <wxl at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>     On November 11, 2017 12:23:47 AM PST, Joe Smith <justman111111 at gmail.com>
>     wrote:
>     >Does Lubuntu have its own repository, or does it use Github as its
>     >repository for its programs
>     Do you mean source code or binary releases?
> Both I am referring to?*
Israel and Simon pretty much answered all your questions. One thing to
be really clear is that there's Lubuntu and then there's the components
that make up Lubuntu. The upstream developers of the included software
(mostly LXDE/Qt, but also Abiword, Firefox, etc.) all have their own
systems for handling both source code and binary release. Lubuntu does
not pull directly from these. Instead, Debian packages the released
source code, which is synced to Ubuntu's repositories, and ends up
providing binaries.

Lubuntu takes all of its components from Ubuntu's repositories, which is
entirely composed of released upstream software as described above. That
means the kernel, the window manager, the applications, everything.
Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu, which is to say it's a different spin on
the basic Ubuntu infrastructure. Lubuntu uses all of Ubuntu's resources,
including its own binary package repositories.

There was someone who showed up on IRC by the nick of Joe__ that asked a
similar question as you and they asked about having their own server. If
you want to provide packages, it's usually best to go through Debian,
but if you want something quick and dirty that you can support yourself,
you have two choices:

 1. Set up your own repository, using your own resources
 2. Use a Launchpad PPA

Any other questions?
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