Ubuntu – PPA & Packaging: Having versions of packages for multiple distros


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Got a PPA on launchpad for source packages for an IRC bot project I'm associated with (since its all the intermediate packaging for the stuff between releases, it's classified as an "experimental" PPA). Question: I've already packaged the stuff for a lucid build. Any clue how I'd be able to create the same packaging, except package it for maverick, and put it up to the same PPA that I've put the lucid packaging to?

Best Answer

Probably the easiest way is to simply copy the binaries on Launchpad:

  1. Go to your PPA and click on 'View package details':

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  2. Click on 'Copy packages':

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  3. Select the Lucid packages:

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  4. Select 'Maverick' for the series, and choose to 'copy existing binaries':

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  5. Click 'copy packages' and that's it!