Rejected: Unable to find distroseries: experimental

Asked by Leon Nardella on 2009-01-28

Just made my first upload to a PPA and got this email:

Rejected:
Unable to find distroseries: experimental
Further error processing not possible because of a critical previous error.

amule (2.2.3-1) experimental; urgency=low

 * "The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be" release.

 * New upstream release. (Closes: #510257)
   + drop manpages_spelling_fixes.diff, merged upstream.

 * Bump debian/compat to 5.
 * Change section of packages to net (from x11, heh).
 * Add a paragraph to amule-daemon/README.Debian about its init script.

Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2009 13:00:48 +0100
Changed-By: Adeodato Simó <email address hidden>
Signed-By: Leon Nardella <email address hidden>

Not really sure what is wrong.
I guess 'experimental' is related to Debian experimental, so I should try to stick Intrepid there, but I don't know how.

Any help is welcome.

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Celso Providelo
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Best Celso Providelo (cprov) said : #1

Leon,

There is no 'experimental' series in ubuntu. You have to modify the debian/changelog to point to a ubuntu series (hardy, intrepid, jaunty, etc).

Or, if you feel comfortable in creating new dput targets, you can use the hint described in https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PPA#Using%20packages%20from%20other%20distributions for overriding the original source series while uploading it.

Leon Nardella (leon.nardella) said : #2

Thanks for you hin, Celso.

I tried it and, at first, dput wouldn't let me upload the package, saying:

leon@alderaan:~/Sources/amule$ dput ppa amule_2.2.3-1_source.changes
Already uploaded to ppa.launchpad.net
Doing nothing for amule_2.2.3-1_source.changes

But I could work around this with the '-f' parameter:
$ dput -f ppa amule_2.2.3-1_source.changes

I'm waiting for the result, now.
If all goes well, I'm gonna mark this solved. :)

Leon Nardella (leon.nardella) said : #3

Thanks Celso Providelo, that solved my question.

Thorsten Glaser (mirabilos) said : #4

+1, thanks

Thorsten Glaser (mirabilos) said : #5

Thorsten Glaser suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #227: “Why has the package I dput-ed into my team's PPA not shown up yet?”.