[ubuntu-uk] Publishing to the software centre

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Thu May 1 16:21:08 UTC 2014

On 01/05/14 17:12, Matthew Wild wrote:
> On 1 May 2014 16:31, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My second attempt to submit to the Software Centre has resulted in this
>> extremely unhelpful feedback:
>> This package will not build till the following sections are corrected:
>> Now running lintian...
> lintian is a tool to check packages for various problems. 'W'
> indicates a warning, and 'E' an error (bad!). I've provided links to
> explanations of all the errors below, though the warnings should be
> looked at too when those are solved.
>> W: cliftontestsuite source: no-section-field-for-source
>> E: cliftontestsuite source: debian-files-list-in-source
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/debian-files-list-in-source.html
>> W: cliftontestsuite source: debhelper-but-no-misc-depends cliftontestsuite
>> W: cliftontestsuite source: debhelper-compat-file-is-missing
>> W: cliftontestsuite source: package-uses-deprecated-debhelper-compat-version
>> 1
>> E: cliftontestsuite source: package-uses-debhelper-but-lacks-build-depends
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/package-uses-debhelper-but-lacks-build-depends.html
>> E: cliftontestsuite source: temporary-debhelper-file debhelper.log
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/temporary-debhelper-file.html
>> W: cliftontestsuite source: no-debian-copyright
>> E: cliftontestsuite source: no-standards-version-field
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/no-standards-version-field.html
>> Seriously, do they not want people to bother doing this? Can anyone help
>> with any of this?
> Have you tried using dh_make? It would have taken care of almost all
> of this automatically. You could also upload your package somewhere,
> I'm sure some kind soul with the knowledge would help fix it and show
> you where you went wrong.
> Regards,
> Matthew
How do I know what standards version to put?

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