Posts Tagged ‘packaging’

Vinagre and Transmission for Gutsy

I have a few updates regarding my Personal Package Archive:

My Vinagre VNC backport for Gutsy will make it into the official gutsy-backports repository if I get two successful test reports on bug #191077. So please download and test, if you are interested.
(See also my previous post: New Ubuntu Packages)

Also, I have the beta version of the upcoming 1.10 release of the Transmission Bittorrent Client in my PPA. I use the same packaging as the official Ubuntu versions. (As opposed to the ones you’ll get at

If you don’t know Transmission yet: It’s a lightweight Bittorrent client, capable of downloading multiple Torrents simultaneously, throttling speeds, peer exchange and encrypted transfer (and more…). It will be the default Bittorrent client for Hardy.

In my opinion, it is a good replacement for Azureus, if you don’t need all the advanced stuff and don’t want a big java app hogging all your memory…

Get all the debs at my PPA.

Ubuntu .deb packaging

Here are some of my bookmarks regarding .deb packaging.

Building Package from source:

Building package from binary .tar.gz. (via Alien)
Do not use for .tar.gz from vendors who supply their own installer. (VMWare for example.)

CDBS Documentation (Common Debian Build System) - especially nice for packaging python modules.

Ubuntu Packaging Guide

Nice introduction to the debian maintainer scripts with diagrams on how it all fits together:

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