Searching for help fixing unity

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at
Sat Jun 25 01:22:54 UTC 2011

On 06/24/2011 02:49 PM, Elvis Dominguez wrote:

> Today I like to fix a small bug in unity
> have done the
> bzr branch lp:unity

I think that is the upstream application code.  It is not the package
sources.  The two are very different, and it is important to understand
the difference between them.

> bzr bd -- -S -us -uc
> but this returns an error cause no debian/changelog is present

The application does not have a debian/* pakcgaing directory at all.  It
is not intended to :)

> What am I doing wrong?

Confusing the source package with the upstream application sources, I think.

I am *definitely* no Unity expert, but maybe:

bzr branch lp:~ubuntu-desktop/unity/ubuntu

is what you were looking for?

> It's safe to commit my work?

You can safely commit it locally to your own bzr tree, of course.  But
as it stands, it won't do you much good.

You need to work on packaging, rather than on the upstream application,
unless you are an upstream application developer.


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