Archive for July, 2009

Mozilla packaging techniques (extensions, patchsystems, bzr)

July 29, 2009

Tomorrow at 30th July, 06:00 UTC Alexander Sack (asac) from the Ubuntu Mozilla Team will give a session on the techniques they use for packaging Mozilla packages. He will cover packaging of extensions, and how they make use of bzr to co-ordinate their work.
Join us in #ubuntu-classroom on


Packaging Perl Modules

July 22, 2009

After the session from the Mono team last week we have our friends from the Debian Perl team joining us to give you details on packaging Perl modules and how to get involved with their team. gwolf and jawnsy will present the session in #ubuntu-classroom on at 23rd July, 00:00 UTC.

Mono packaging: quick, easy, and awesome

July 15, 2009

In this week’s Packaging Training Session Jo Shields (directhex), of the Debian/Ubuntu Mono team, will be explaining how to package Mono applications and libraries. Come to #ubuntu-classroom on at 16th July, 18:00 UTC to find out more.

What happened to my rules file?

July 8, 2009

If you’re anything like me, you might have read something about the plans for debhelper 7 when they were still in the works. The idea of having a debian/rules file as simple as the following sounded pretty darn cool.

#!/usr/bin/make -f
dh $@

Then Debian Sid was unfrozen and Ubuntu Karmic opened for development, and you found a packaging bug you wanted to fix or a package you work on was ready to be merged. Say you needed to run some code manually after a particular debhelper command is run, but the rules file was converted to use some of the new features in debhelper 7. You probably found your self wondering what happened to my rules file!

Well, in this week’s Packaging Training Session James Westby (james_w) will be answering just that question in his session, Debhelper v7: what happened to my rules file? Come to #ubuntu-classroom on at 09th July, 12:00 UTC to get the answer and learn how to take advantage of all the cool new stuff in dh 7.

Did you always wonder…

July 1, 2009

… how something particular is done in the Ubuntu developers world? Or you have a question about a specific packaging problem?

No problem, there’s another great Packaging Training Session tomorrow. Come to #ubuntu-classroom on at 02nd July, 06:00 UTC and we’ll find answers to your questions together.

Also: find out what the last 15 sessions were about.