[ubuntu-studio-devel] Add and remove packages

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Jul 25 12:36:10 UTC 2016

On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:57:32 +0200, Set Hallstrom wrote:
>i can't find docs on how to remove or add apps to a package, for
>example add drumgizmo to ubuntustudio-audio...

Just edit the "control" file. With an editor add a package to or remove
it from the "Depends" or "Recommends" list. The "control" file is in
the "debian" folder.

Assumed the package should contain the binary, then you need to add
everything, "Depends", "Recommends", "Description" etc. to the
"control" file, also you need to add the "Build-Depends". After that
edit the "rules" file.

Editing the "rules" could be as easy as ./configure but also very

I guess you already know this and you've got problems with the tricky
kind of "rules".

The problem is that already Debian, but even more Ubuntu follows an
opposite of the KISS principle. In addition to make it idiotic
complicated, they also don't provide good documentations. There are
good reasons that I'm an Arch Linux user, the KISS principle + good
documentations in English + good documentation in my native language
and _everybody_ _easily_ could edit Arch Wikis.

You would be surprised how complicated building a snap is, compared to
a deb. However, consider to become familiar with both, building debs
and snaps.


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