[ubuntu-studio-devel] Add and remove packages

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Jul 25 12:52:02 UTC 2016

On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:46:41 +0200, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 25, 2016, at 02:36 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> 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
>> tricky.
>> 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.
>> Regards,
>> Ralf
>Please don't advice on our packagin Ralf, unless you actually know how
>it works :).
>Each package has its own logic, and when it comes to metas, it is not
>as simple as editing the meta package itself.
>If you would like to help out with this in the future, you are free to
>do so. Just let us know in that case.

I tried to do this since years, but didn't find any explanation on how
to do this.

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