How to get a package updated in Ubuntu - Specifically Request Tracker

Mister Guru misteritguru at
Thu Sep 20 12:31:35 UTC 2012

On 20 September 2012 11:07, Avi Greenbury <lists at> wrote:
> Mister Guru wrote:
>> I looked up the project on launchpad[4] - but that didn't shed much
>> light on the situation. I'm assuming that there is sort of standard
>> practice for compiling packages into debs, I'm going to do some
>> research regarding that, but any hints and tips would be very much
>> appreciated.
> checkinstall is good for packages that use the configure, make, make install
> process, which I don't think RT does.
>> What I'd like to do is either build my own RT 4.x package into a .deb,
>> or get the version in the repo updated. Ideally, I'd like to do both
>> for the experience. If there are any puppet hackers on the list, I'd
>> like your input!
> You wont get the version in the repo updated; major version changes
> don't happen to projects during the life of a release unless there's
> some fairly major problem that needs solving.

Oh darn! :(  Well, thanks for letting me know! So, basically, if 3.8
is in the version available, you can forget about 4.x, thanks for that
- now I'm not going to go barking up the wrong tree. Thanks again

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