Is there a way to build a package for Mint? (eq PPA)

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Is there a way to build a package for Mint? (eq PPA)

Postby pecita » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:23 pm

Hi.
I build a font that I packaged on a Ubuntu PPA: https://launchpad.net/~packager-pecita/ ... otf-pecita .
It is a font so do not have an architecture but Launchpad allow to build packages only for Ubuntu releases, so I needed to specify Oneiric, Natty, Maverick, etc.
I switched from Ubuntu to Debian Mint because of Unity but I want to retrieve my font!
Is it possible to build my font package for Debian Mint and then push it on a public repository, such PPA?
TY,
Philippe

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Re: Is there a way to build a package for Mint? (eq PPA)

Postby LifeInTheGrey » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:45 am

For Debian, you need to create (and maintain) a repo.

http://wiki.debian.org/HowToSetupADebianRepository
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Re: Is there a way to build a package for Mint? (eq PPA)

Postby pecita » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:01 am

Well!
I looked and it's not really simple. I would have to become a Debian Maintainer and enter the temple of the Debian sect is an adventure. My main problem is to find a (good) advocate!
I will try. Thank you.

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Re: Is there a way to build a package for Mint? (eq PPA)

Postby pecita » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:07 pm

Hello.

Really I think that the PPA needs be available in Debian :shock:

However, I found the right link : http://mentors.debian.net/

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Re: Is there a way to build a package for Mint? (eq PPA)

Postby dritzominous » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:36 pm

Meh, just package a .deb and submit it for to the existing repo people for review.

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Re: Is there a way to build a package for Mint? (eq PPA)

Postby lahirdenganselamat » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:43 pm

pecita wrote:I switched from Ubuntu to Debian Mint because of Unity but I want to retrieve my font!

if you've get used to ubuntu (with PPA support, etc), it's easier to use mint main edition instead of LMDE,
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Re: Is there a way to build a package for Mint? (eq PPA)

Postby dagon » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:55 pm

Thank you pecita, job well done!

Here's a link to the font:
http://pecita.eu/police-en.php

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Re: Is there a way to build a package for Mint? (eq PPA)

Postby Arran » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:16 am

Thank you very much, Pecita. I quite fancy this font, with all the ligatures. Really good work. It works well with Gimp, Inkscape and LibreOffice, just tried it out.
Best greetings from Scotlands nicest Holiday Isle
Arran

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