need some help with a new package

Roderick B. Greening roderick.greening at
Fri Apr 3 19:37:06 BST 2009

A copy of your buildlog in preparing your package may offer some hints. If you 
could provide it?
Roderick B. Greening, B.Sc.
Paradise, NL Canada
E-mail/MSN: roderick.greening at 

On April 3, 2009 3:48:35 pm Donald Raikes wrote:
> I am just starting to work with ubuntu packaging, and have several
> opensource application which I wish to create packages for.
> I started with the ftimes program <>
> I downloaded the source tarball, unpacked it and ran dh_make on it. I
> edited the necessary files in the debian folder, and ran debduild to
> create the .dsc file. I next ran pbuilder --build on the .dsc file, and
> after a few iterations and adding some packages to my chroot
> environment, it compiled fine and generated the source and binry
> packages.
> Next I ran sudo dpkg -i ftimes_3.8.0-0ubuntu1.deb, and it says it was
> setup, but I cannot find any evidence of the program on my system. I ran
> updatedb and then did a locate ftimes and it onlly finds the sources and
> the pbuilder results.
> How can I figure out what is going wrong with my package?
> Any tips/pointers would be appreciated.
> --
> Thanks in advance,
> Donald Raikes <raptor at>

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