Backporting, PPA, and other important things in life

Toby Smithe tsmithe at
Thu Jan 8 18:09:06 GMT 2009

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Khashayar Naderehvandi
<khashayar.lists at> wrote:
>> Though I say "more active", that doesn't mean particularly active.
>> However, I do still maintain mscore and fluid-soundfont, and I do not
>> have Debian installed on my system. If I need to test something, I can
>> use a Debian chroot, and when I build packages, I use a Debian
>> pbuilder: there is no need to have  Debian install.
> Is there any good online source for how to use a Debian pbuilder under
> ubuntu, you can link to? This should be better than a VM for me.

Look into using pbuilder-dist in the ubuntu-dev-tools package. The man
page is pretty good:

> Thanks for all the info. I'm gonna try to go down this path instead.
> Seems it is the best way to get updates to the development branch of
> ubuntu, and like you say, debian benefits as well.

No problem. My advice for working with Debian, again, is to be patient.

 - Toby

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