adding the suffix "ppa<version>" to a package name

Stephen M. Webb stephen.webb at
Mon Mar 14 23:05:29 UTC 2016

On 16-03-14 06:51 PM, Alceu R. de Freitas Jr. wrote:
> Hello all,
> My name is Alceu I'm new to this list and also a beginner regarding package creation.
> I'm trying to figure out how to add the suffix "ppa<version>" as described in
> but unable so to do so.
> I already have a PPA and created a DEB package from a Perl distribution (Linux::Info, available at CPAN too) by using
> dh-make-perl and customizing the files from there.
> I was able to generate the package (and it passed the tests with litian and pbuilder) but I didn't find a way to add the
> suffix. Related documentation says that I could do that if I add a DEBIAN directory with a control file there, but since
> it's a Perl program (not compiled, without XS code) I don't know if it is the correct way to do it.

Does the dh-make-perl tool not create a debian/ directory?

Stephen M. Webb  <stephen.webb at>

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