[ubuntu-uk] Issues packaging software

Gareth France gareth.france at cliftonts.co.uk
Tue Apr 28 08:17:11 UTC 2015

I must apologise that I have limited time to look at this, usually at 
the end of the day when I'm not at my best anyway. I've just performed 
debbuild on it and taken some time to scrutinise the output. It does 
seem to be experiencing some issues, though I'm a bit stumped as to what 
to do next:

dpkg-source: warning: no source format specified in 
debian/source/format, see dpkg-source(1)
dpkg-source: warning: Version number suggests Ubuntu changes, but 
Maintainer: does not have Ubuntu address
dpkg-source: warning: Version number suggests Ubuntu changes, but there 
is no XSBC-Original-Maintainer field
dpkg-source: warning: the diff modifies the following upstream files:
dpkg-gencontrol: warning: Depends field of package cliftontestsuite: 
unknown substitution variable ${shlibs:Depends}
E: cliftontestsuite source: invalid-standards-version 3.9.5, 
libtext-csv-perl, libdevice-serialport-perl, perl
E: cliftontestsuite: section-is-dh_make-template
W: cliftontestsuite: empty-binary-package

On 28/04/15 08:43, Alan Pope wrote:
> It's incredibly unprofessional to upload software to any store on any
> platform with zero testing. For the ubuntu store this is one of the
> reasons it takes so long to get into the store. So many developers
> submitting code and packaging that hasn't even been tested results in
> wasted time for our people who review submissions and delays for
> everyone else.

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