[ubuntu-uk] Publishing to the software centre

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 10:22:29 UTC 2014

On 24/04/14 11:18, Alan Pope wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Al.
I have already dealt with many, many errors. Trust me it feels endless 
right now! So I need to compress my source? As far as I can tell it 
expects to see the uncompressed version as well, the debian and usr 
directories. This all seems very bizarre. The last time I had to compile 
a program I wrote it was type 2 commands, never any errors and it's 
done. Long live quick basic!

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