Ubuntu Packaging Guide – we need help!

The Ubuntu Packaging Guide has made a lot of progress since its inception and we have a bunch of great articles together already, which make it a lot easier for newcomers to get a sense of direction and find out how to use the tools.

Some of us have been filing bug reports about it recently, and it’d be great to get them fixed and out there. If you are new to the packaging world, but still want to help out, just say so in your merge proposal and we give it another fact check.

The good news is, the process of fixing these bugs is quite simple, just:

  • bzr branch lp:ubuntu-packaging-guide
  • <edit and fix>
  • bzr commit
  • bzr push lp:~<yourlaunchpadid>/ubuntu-packaging-guide/<bugnumber>
  • bzr lp-open
  • <click on “(+) Propose for merging”>

Here is a list of bugs that would be great to have fixed:

And here is a list of articles that still need to be written:

Be bold, propose changes – every little fix will help.

(Here’s a list of more bugs.)

If you haven’t checked out the Packaging Guide yet, here is it online, or install it like this:

  1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-packaging-guide-team/ppa
  2. sudo apt-get update
  3. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-packaging-guide
  • Great !

    I’ll try to fix some bugs later this day.
    In fact, this is a great opportunity to fix bugs, and be part of the development process