Questions about submitting a package
jessefrgsmith at yahoo.ca
Fri Oct 7 15:29:06 UTC 2011
I have been reading the documentation on publishing a package/app and I
have a few questions about Step 5, packaging the app. Specifically I'm
1. "Be in one, self-contained directory." Does this mean my application
plus any dependencies have to all be packaged together? My app relies on
the SDL library, which is included in Ubuntu's repository. Do I have to
include SDL in the package I submit?
2. "Be able to be installed into /opt/pkgName". By what method? Do I
need to supply a binary package which will install to this location, or
are we talking about a source-level flag like "make install-pot"? Can
the package also install to other locations or must it always be
installed to /opt/pkgName?
3. Does a non-commercial app I submit have to be in binary or source
4. The video tutorial shows software being published through LaunchPad.
Since the software already has its own website, do I need to also
publish on LaunchPad?
The only tutorials I can find on the site assume the developer is using
Python and Quickly. A step-by-step guide to packaging a C/C++ program
would be really helpful.
Thanks in advance,
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