Creating ppa from scripts only

Laura Czajkowski laura at
Wed Jan 2 10:54:24 UTC 2013

On 02/01/13 10:52, Rory McCann wrote:
> On 31/12/12 14:32, Bob Jolliffe wrote:
>> Hi team
>> I guess I could ask this on the more general ubuntu forums, but I like
>> the idea of trying to tap local brain power and give ourselves something
>> to talk about :-)
>> I'm trying to create a deb and ppa consisting only of bash scripts.  I'm
>> a bit confused as to what is required regarding the "source" package,
>> because in this case there is no source package which is different to
>> the actual package.  All of the online documentation/faqs etc I have
>> looked into seem to assume that I will be building something.
>> I am pretty sure what I need to do must be much simpler than it looks.
>> Does anybody have any good pointers or examples to look at?
>> Cheers
>> Bob
> You could look at perl/python/ruby packages? Those are "source only"
> packages. See how they are made? There's bound to be some bash packages
> aswell, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.
Hiya, for Launchpad stuff there is also
There is also the irc channel #launchpad-dev on freenode where all the 
developers hang out
Finally there is a mailing list for Launchpad  -  or


Laura Czajkowski
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