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Tools for submitting packages to Ubuntu Launchpad

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Launchpad tools

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Some tools for easy submission to launchpad.


All options are documented under launchpad-submit -h.

Sometimes, you may want to submit a source package with a Debian configuration that is available somewhere else. This may help setting up a nightly submission process. As an example, take the nightly submission script for a Mixxx PPA.

#!/bin/sh -ue

TMP_DIR=$(mktemp -d)
cleanup() { rm -rf "$TMP_DIR"; }
trap cleanup EXIT

git -C "$CACHE" pull || git clone "" "$CACHE"
git clone --shared "$CACHE" "$TMP_DIR"

VERSION=$(grep "define MIXXX_VERSION" "$TMP_DIR/src/defs_version.h" | sed "s/[^0-9]*\([0-9][\.0-9]*\).*/\1/")
FULL_VERSION="$VERSION~$(date +"%Y%m%d%H%M%S")"

git -C "$CACHE" pull || git clone "git://" "$CACHE"
rsync -a "$CACHE/debian" "$TMP_DIR"

launchpad-submit \
  --directory "$TMP_DIR" \
  --ubuntu-releases trusty xenial yakkety zesty \
  --ppa nschloe/mixxx-nightly \
  --version-override "$FULL_VERSION" \
  --version-append-hash \


The launchpad tools are available from the Python Package Index, so for installation/upgrading simply do

pip3 install launchpadtools --user


The launchpadtools are published under the MIT license.

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