Debian packages

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Fri Jun 12 08:54:13 PDT 2020

OBS allows building of Debian packages.
But every time I start working on that, something more important comes up.
But yeah, that would likely be the preferable way of doing it


On June 12, 2020 5:59:12 AM PDT, Miika Turkia via subsurface <subsurface at> wrote:
>it seems that we cannot provide Debian packages anymore as both stable
>testing Debians are using different Qt versions than Ubuntu. And the
>packages that are built on Launchpad are Ubuntu based. I would be
>interested in hearing ideas how to remedy this.
>One option would be to have our own build server and use pbuilder to
>packages for Debian. Then we could have Debian repositories in e.g.
> to share these packages.
>I have no idea how the current Subsurface build system works or if that
>would support building Debian packages easily. It would, of course, be
>better if there was no need for additional servers to tackle this.
>Anyway, I have had pbuilder based setup for myself earlier, and have
>had private Debian repository, so I am familiar with this approach. If
>choose to go that way, this should not take too long for me to setup.
>integration with our build/release system, I have no idea. Or if there
>better options, as said, I am interested in hearing. Let me also know,
>this idea should not be pursued further.

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