More space please for mscore-ubuntu/ppa

Asked by Toby Smithe on 2010-04-13

Hi there;

I've just hit the quota when uploading a new version of qt4-x11 to the mscore ppa. Qt version >=4.6 is required for the most recent versions of musescore, and I'd like to continue to provide prereleases to testers on Hardy, at their own risk, but this will require more than the current quota of 2 GB.

I am therefore requesting that the quota on the mscore-ubuntu/ppa archive be increased to 3 GB.

Many thanks,

Toby Smithe (musescore maintainer).

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Before I increase this, can I just check that you can't use one of the existing PPAs as a dependency or the version in lucid?

https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qt4-x11

Before I increase this, can I just check that you can't use one of the existing PPAs as a dependency or the version in lucid?

https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qt4-x11

Toby Smithe (tsmithe) said : #3

I'd rather not increase the complexity for users by requiring a PPA dependency, and it's easier to maintain control over the limited set of affected packages this way. I'm not sure the version in lucid will build in hardy, due to new dependencies, but even were it able, I'm unsure of how to copy a package from lucid into a PPA; surely this would take up space as well?

Ok that's fine. You can copy from Ubuntu into a PPA but it's not officially supported, even though some people do it successfully.

I've bumped your quota to 4GiB, enjoy!

Toby Smithe (tsmithe) said : #5

Thank you very much! For future reference, how do I copy from Ubuntu into a PPA? I can see how to copy from other PPAs, but not any source package in Ubuntu proper..

The best way is to use the webservice. Take a look at
https://help.launchpad.net/API and see the "syncSource" function at
http://edge.launchpad.net/+apidoc

The web UI is not really supported because it times out a lot as you need to
hack the URL to the Ubuntu archive to make it look like a PPA page. If you
want to go that route I'll let you figure it out yourself :)

Toby Smithe (tsmithe) said : #7

Aha, thank you. Sounds fun :)