Debian Packaging

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 COMPONENTS="main restricted universe multiverse"
  • After setting up /etc/pbuilderrc, run:
 sudo pbuilder --create

Creating Release

Create a directory to be used for packaging. The rest of the commands assume you are in that directory.

 mkdir packaging
 cd packaging

Next, decide what release you are making. The release version should be the upstream release version. The minor version is if the upstream release has a minor release. The debian version is for making new packaged versions for the same upstream release. The debian version for each upstream release should always start with 1. The minor version should be 0 if the upstream release has no minor number.

 export SIRIKATA_RELEASE="0.0.20"
 export SIRIKATA_MINOR="0"

Clone the repository, switch to the release tag, and check out submodules:

 git clone git:// sirikata-${SIRIKATA_RELEASE}
 cd sirikata-${SIRIKATA_RELEASE}
 git checkout v${SIRIKATA_RELEASE}
 git submodule update --init --recursive
 make update-dependencies
 cd dependencies
 ./install --download-only sdl bullet opencollada v8 ogre chromium ffmpeg
 cd ..

Now edit the changelog file to add a new section (you might do this step *before* the tag so it can be part of the "original" tgz). Make sure that the email address in the signature is identical to your Launchpad address:


If you are on an older version of Ubuntu, you might need to specify the distribution:

 dch --newversion ${SIRIKATA_RELEASE}-${SIRIKATA_MINOR}ubuntu${SIRIKATA_DEBIAN} --distribution precise

Now go back up a directory and create the "orig" tar file that debian requires (note _ instead of -, it matters):

 cd ..
 tar --exclude-vcs -cvzf sirikata_${SIRIKATA_RELEASE}.orig.tar.gz sirikata-${SIRIKATA_RELEASE}

Go back into the directory and create the build:

 cd sirikata-${SIRIKATA_RELEASE}
 debuild -S

Go back up and run pbuilder to test if the build works:

 cd ..
 sudo pbuilder --build sirikata_${SIRIKATA_RELEASE}-${SIRIKATA_MINOR}ubuntu${SIRIKATA_DEBIAN}.dsc

To upload to launchpad:

 dput ppa:sirikata/sirikata sirikata_${SIRIKATA_RELEASE}-${SIRIKATA_MINOR}ubuntu${SIRIKATA_DEBIAN}_source.changes


The Easy Way

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sirikata/sirikata
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install sirikata

The Manual Way

Put this:

 deb oneiric main

in this file:


Then run:

 sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys E3BB648B583006F3
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install sirikata