Packaging Help

Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre at
Mon Sep 21 18:30:21 BST 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Daniel Holbach >
> Any other ideas?

Being part of these "people who use PPAs and express a great deal of
interest in Ubuntu", I find that it is indeed not so hard, once you
know the right places to look for information. Finding that
information can sometimes be hard though. Or it's just a number of
little commands that one needs to remember to type before publishing a

That said, I know it's more something for the Launchpad mailing lists,
but I find that perhaps providing an interface through Launchpad,
where you can see the lintian warnings/errors for a package in a PPA
could be an interesting way of helping out getting people to know how
to improve their packaging work. Though I might be mistaken, I don't
think it would be so hard to implement. Providing a simple message and
link to more information on how to fix those would be a matter of
having a link to the right wiki page.

Additionally, perhaps providing some quick way of uploading packages
from a PPA to REVU, or simply making REVU use a source package's files
from a PPA? I can see how someone might be packaging some shiny new
program, pushing it to a PPA, and then being advised that it would be
something useful to have included in the distribution.

/ Matt

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