New Packages

@seb128 @khurshid-alam

Didn’t know Sebastien was here :slight_smile:

So here is latest on on new packages and sponsorship.

seb128 wrote
“It seems “moved to universe” means “added to Ubuntu” there, you should get those in the sponsoring queue as described on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages

How come what’s unstable to Debian become stable to Ubuntu?

Khurshid is working on that. We cannot do anything till we set up seeds, then subscribe to sponsorship, then , perhaps we will get an ISO build in the on the servers.

:disappointed_relieved:

Após atualização para o Ubuntu 17.10 , alguns pacotes antigos não funcionam mais.

I always wonder, how come what’s unstable to Debian become stable to Ubuntu? Ubuntu is using Debian’s unstable packages, while Debian never releases any official distro made out of those unstable packages. True, you can install unstable directly from netinstall.

The only difference between Sid (unstable) based distros and Ubuntu is that Ubuntu repackages somewhat differently than Debian, and these packages are not interchangeable. The other Sid based distro developers always give a warning that those distros might break because of the instability, while Ubuntu doesn’t. So, the question, how come what’s unstable to Debian become stable to Ubuntu? What guarantee can Ubuntu give on Debian unstable packages that they are (only) stable, if you use them in Ubuntu?

Now I have created a ubuntu-unity.bionic branch on ubuntu-seed. Please check if it is working for everyone.

How to test:

  • Install germinate and debootstrap & other tools:

      sudo apt-get install germinate python3-germinate debootstrap
      sudo apt-get install gnupg pbuilder ubuntu-dev-tools bzr bzr-builddeb devscripts 
    
  • Get source code of ubuntu-unity-meta:

      dget -x https://code.launchpad.net/~unity7maintainers/+archive/ubuntu/unity7-desktop/+files/ubuntu-unity-meta - 1.407+201712182039~ubuntu18.04.1.dsc
    
      dpkg-source -x ubuntu-unity-meta - 1.407+201712182039~ubuntu18.04.1.dsc
    
  • Setup bzr if you haven’t.

  • Go inside of the folder and run ./update in terminal.

  • It will start downloading source from main, restricted and universe and after completion it will automatically modify debian/changelog. It could take a while.

  • Don’t push back using git push. This is just for testing. Post terminal outputs to https://pastebin.ubuntu.com/.

Thanks.

Hi Khursid.

There was a n error: here

When you dget -x, you should have a dsc file. Apply dpkg-source -x on that file.

ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~$ dir
Desktop		  Public
Documents	  Templates
Downloads	  ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1
examples.desktop  ubuntu-unity-meta_1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1.dsc
Music		  ubuntu-unity-meta_1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1.tar.xz
Pictures	  Videos
ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~$ ./update
bash: ./update: No such file or directory
ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~$ 

Go into what folder??

Inside ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1.

Hi Khurshid,

ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~/ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1$ ./update
please install debootstrap
ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~/ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1$ 

so this is second set of files it asks to install along with /devscripts so we should instruct that these extra files will be downloaded when we execute the script in the command line.

Ok … there is still more :blush:

ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~/ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1$ ./update
./update: 13: exec: germinate-update-metapackage: not found
ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~/ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1$ 

Please install: germinate and python3-germinate. Sorry I tend to forget these. And other tools. I have updated the instruction.

Some success:

ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~/ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1$ ./update
[info] Initialising ubuntu-unity-* package lists update...
[i386] Downloading available package lists...
Downloading http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/binary-i386/Packages.xz file ...
Decompressing http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/binary-i386/Packages.xz file ...
Downloading http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/source/Sources.xz file ...
Decompressing http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/source/Sources.xz file ...
Downloading http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages.xz file ...
Decompressing http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages.xz file ...
Downloading http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.xz file ...
Decompressing http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.xz file ...
Downloading http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/restricted/source/Sources.xz file ...
Decompressing http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/restricted/source/Sources.xz file ...
Downloading http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/restricted/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages.xz file ...
Decompressing http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/restricted/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages.xz file ...
[i386] Loading seed lists...
* Checking out bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/~unity7maintainers/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu-unity.bionic/
! Could not open STRUCTURE from checkout of (any of):
!   bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/~unity7maintainers/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu-unity.bionic
ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~/ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1$ 

My apologies… I did this on afresh install so a lot of those depends (bzr etc) were not installed.

So after many updates there is one small error ‘could not open structure’.

! Could not open STRUCTURE from checkout of (any of):
!   bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/~unity7maintainers/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu-unity.bionic
ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~/ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1$ 

It seems you have some problem with bzr+ssh. Can you checkout manually?

Try running bzr whoami. It should give your launchpad email and id. If not try bzr login. After that check the content of ~/.bazaar/bazaar.conf.

Then try manually (in a separate folder):

bzr checkout --lightweight bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/~unity7maintainers/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu-unity.bionic

If it succeeds then try running ./update again.

I went to my working desktop(xenial) that already had debootstrap installed and I did an update and now it is stuck in a loop and I can’t get rid of this package. I rebooted, logon, log off etc// This was a machine with working bzr+ssh.

ventrical@ventrical-MS-7798:~/ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1$ ./update
[info] Initialising ubuntu-unity-* package lists update...
/usr/bin/germinate-update-metapackage: Installed debootstrap is older than in the previous version! (1.0.78+nmu1ubuntu1.5 < 1.0.81ubuntu3)
ventrical@ventrical-MS-7798:~/ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1$ 

I tried synaptic but it keeps coming up with the above message when I do-

./update

any clues?

@dale-f-beaudoin

I figured it out. I assumed ubuntu-unity-meta-1.407+201711160715~ubuntu18.04.1 was the new version, but it isn’t as automatic build was disabled. :disappointed_relieved: I have initiated new builds. Try with new version and make sure you have bzr configured on your machine.

Now it will work.

@khurshid-alam
My debootstrap is borked on my good machine. I will try and the previous machine .