This is a tutorial which hopes to make it easy for new contributors to figure out how to fix a bug in Lubuntu. Note that this is specific to repositories that Lubuntu hosts on Phabricator, i.e. those components that differentiate Lubuntu from other Ubuntu flavors— most notably, LXQt. Everything else is handled upstream in Ubuntu. The process there will be similar.
Packaging is a vast and complex subject, especially given the many upstreams (Ubuntu, Debian, the developer themselves) and the changing processes/requirements among them. We have our own guide that proves some links to further resources.
## make a place to contain your work mkdir WORKDIR cd WORKDIR ## get the packaging repository from Phabricator git clone ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org:2222/source/PACKAGE.git cd PACKAGE ## make sure you're on the development branch git checkout ubuntu/CODENAME ## get the upstream source code uscan --download-current-version tar -x --strip-components=1 -f ../PACKAGE_*.orig.tar.xz ## make a new patch mkdir debian/patches # just in case it doesn't exist quilt push -a # just in case there are patches, we apply them all quilt new NAME.patch # this is where you actually make the changes you want quilt edit PATH/TO/FILE quilt refresh quilt header --dep3 -e ## update the changelog dch # -i or -a, depending (see below) dch -r --distribution CODENAME ## test build the package ## NOTE THIS REQUIRES USE OF THE DEVELOPMENT VERSION! sudo apt update && sudo apt build-dep PACKAGE debuild -d --no-sign ## get rid of source rm -rf !(debian) .pc/ # requires bash and `shopt -s extglob` ## push your changes git add -A arc diff ## don't forget to add @tsimonq2, @wxl as reviewers
It would be good to explain how to create teh SSH key. And how to upload. To createit here is a good tutorial:
anf for upload the user should go to their settings (click on avatar) and then click on the left "SSH Public keys" to upload the one that was generated in the above steps that's inthe file id_rsa.pub.