[ubuntu-uk] Publishing to the software centre

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Apr 24 10:18:06 UTC 2014

Hi Gareth,

On 24 April 2014 10:47, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> .Can nobody help me with this debuild command? It just seems to throw up
> endless error messages.

Not endless, only a few.

> This package has a Debian revision number but there does not seem to be
> an appropriate original tar file or .orig directory in the parent directory;
> (expected one of cliftontestsuite_0.1.orig.tar.gz,
> cliftontestsuite_0.1.orig.tar.bz2,
> cliftontestsuite_0.1.orig.tar.lzma, cliftontestsuite_0.1.orig.tar.xz or
> Clifton Test Suite v0.1.orig)
> continue anyway? (y/n) y

So you need an original source package and it even suggests various
names for that source tarball.

So you should have an for example "cliftontestsuite_0.1.orig.tar.gz"
which contains the original "upstream" source.

>  dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -d -us -uc -S -sa
> dpkg-buildpackage: source package cliftontestsuite
> dpkg-buildpackage: source version 0.1-1
> dpkg-buildpackage: source distribution UNRELEASED
> dpkg-buildpackage: source changed by Gareth <gareth.france at cliftonts.co.uk>
>  dpkg-source --before-build Clifton Test Suite v0.1
> dpkg-source: error: syntax error in Clifton Test Suite v0.1/debian/control
> at line 9: first block lacks a source field

So here it says your debian/control file is missing a "Source" field.
So in your case it might just be Source: cliftontestsuite.

> dpkg-buildpackage: error: dpkg-source --before-build Clifton Test Suite v0.1
> gave error exit status 255
> debuild: fatal error at line 1364:
> dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -d -us -uc -S -sa failed

So it looks like just two errors here.


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