Ubuntu Packaging Guide

be explicit about installing packages from universe in getting-set-up

Reported by Allison Randal on 2011-09-19
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Ubuntu Packaging Guide
Medium
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Bug Description

Several packages the reader is instructed to install in the getting-set-up article are in universe, rather than main. For new developers, this can be confusing as they get errors about packages not existing. The article should provide a brief pointer on how to enable universe.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

AFAIK Universe is enabled by default since quite a long time now: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AlwaysEnableUniverseMultiverse

Allison Randal (allison) wrote :

Not in a debootstrapped chroot. It doesn't need a big mention, just the equivalent of a small footnote, to keep newbies from getting stuck.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Ah ok, that makes sense. It'd be ideal if the package containing setup-packaging-environment was in main and deal with all of that, but in the absence of it, we should document it. Agreed.

Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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