Required Packages for Building
The following packages are required when building an OpenLP package:
@:~$ sudo aptitude install bzr-builddeb pbuilder
You also need to checkout the lp:openlp/debian-package branch.
@:~$ bzr branch lp:openlp/debian-package
Updating Package for a New Release
First make sure that the latest source tarball has been uploaded to https://get.openlp.org/.
Once that has been done, create a new changelog by editing the debian/changelog file:
$ dch -v 2.X.X-1
Then make sure the e-mail address is correct (should be the package maintainer/owner's e-mail address), and add any changes you need.
Lastly, commit it and push it up to Launchpad for merging.
When merged, that revision needs to be tagged with the version you added a changelog entry for:
$ bzr tag 2.X.X-1
Then you need to test building the package:
$ bzr bd
If all goes well, you need to test building it in a pristine environment:
$ sudo pbuilder --build openlp_2.X.X-1.dsc
Once OpenLP is working fine locally, ask Raoul to upload to Debian. This usually takes a few days.
For interim releases, we have a PPA on Launchpad for Ubuntu. Once the
Debian package is in
unstable, we can backport the package to
First, you need to set up the PPA so that
dput knows about it. Create
or edit a file called
~/.dput.cf and add the following in it:
[openlp-release] fqdn = ppa.launchpad.net method = ftp incoming = ~openlp-core/ubuntu/release/ login = anonymous allow_unsigned_uploads = 0
Before you run
backportpackage, you'll need to let it know who is
uploading the package:
$ export DEBFULLNAME="Your Name"
$ export DEBEMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org"
Once that is done, you can run
backportpackage to upload the files to
$ backportpackage -r -d xenial -d yakkety -d zesty -u openlp-release openlp
If you don't have
backportpackage installed, install the
$ sudo apt install ubuntu-dev-tools
Once the package has been backported into the PPA, also request that it be synced to the next version of Ubuntu:
$ requestsync -d unstable openlp