Packaging Help

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Wed Sep 23 13:26:16 BST 2009

Am Montag, den 21.09.2009, 13:30 -0400 schrieb Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre:
> 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
> package.

What do you think should be easier? Do you have any examples? Maybe we
can try to get a collection of documentation together that would make
the job easier already.

> 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.

Somebody should file a wishlist bug for that. :-)

> 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.

Sounds like a nice small project too.

The documentation requirements you mentioned above strike as something
that should be easy to fix. If you have some more ideas, I'd appreciate

Have a great day,

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