[ubuntu-uk] Publishing to the software centre

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 07:31:17 UTC 2014

The goal is to create a program which can be installed from the software 
centre like any other. I don't want the code to be accessable by 
anybody. I have used pp to package it but the resulting file does 
nothing. Double clicking doesn't work and running it from a terminal 
results in a command not found error.

On 23/04/14 08:26, Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi Gareth,
> On 23 April 2014 08:14, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a perl script I wish to publish but doing so seems rather akin to
>> pulling teeth! I'm trying to package it as an executable but this doesn't
>> seem to work. Can anyone advise me what format it needs to be in to submit
>> it, and how I may achieve this.
> What's the goal? Make the perl script widely available for people (you
> don't know) to discover and install on their systems easily? Or is
> this a script something only a few techy people may be interested in?
> If the latter, then maybe just put the script on a pastebin, github,
> launchpad or other host and point people to it with simple
> instructions for downloading and running it.
> If the former then you will need to do a little work to learn how to
> package it. The documentation is uh.. comprehensive, but there's some
> simpler guides like this one:-
> http://www.electricmonk.nl/log/2011/09/06/creating-simple-debian-packages/
> Cheers,
> Al.

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