Uploaded package not showing in my Launchpad PPA

Asked by Томица Кораћ on 2021-01-03

I created a package for Launchpad PPA and want to upload it to Launchpad. I've used dput command and this is what I get:

tomica@home:~/Desktop$ dput ppa:tomicakorac/ppa gnomenza_0.0.1_source.changes
Uploading gnomenza using ftp to ppa (host: ppa.launchpad.net; directory: ~tomicakorac/ppa)
running supported-distribution: check whether the target distribution is currently supported (using distro-info)
{'allowed': ['release'], 'known': ['release', 'proposed', 'updates', 'backports', 'security']}
running required-fields: check whether a field is present and non-empty in the changes file
running checksum: verify checksums before uploading
running suite-mismatch: check the target distribution for common errors
running check-debs: makes sure the upload contains a binary package
running gpg: check GnuPG signatures before the upload
Uploading gnomenza_0.0.1.dsc
Uploading gnomenza_0.0.1.tar.gz
Uploading gnomenza_0.0.1_source.buildinfo
Uploading gnomenza_0.0.1_source.changes

I would think that this means my upload was successful. However, when I visit my PPA, it's empty:


If I try to upload my package again, this is what I get:

tomica@home:~/Desktop$ dput ppa:tomicakorac/ppa gnomenza_0.0.1_source.changes
Package gnomenza was already uploaded to ppa
If you want to upload nonetheless, use --force or remove gnomenza_0.0.1_source.ppa.upload

This means that my package should be visible and accessible, but it isn't. What am I doing wrong?

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

Here's the relevant section from our logs:

2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG Considering upload upload-ftp-20210103-083936-013910
2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG Considering changefile ~tomicakorac/ppa/gnomenza_0.9.0_source.changes
2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG Finding fresh policy
2021-01-03 08:40:09 INFO Processing upload gnomenza_0.9.0_source.changes
2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG Beginning processing.
2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG Verifying signature on gnomenza_0.9.0_source.changes
2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG Starting new HTTP connection (1): keyserver.internal:11371
2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG http://keyserver.internal:11371 "GET /pks/lookup?fingerprint=on&op=get&search=0x4D7D74BDA07FE3BE HTTP/1.1" 200 1899
2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG Building recipients list.
2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG Adding recipient: '=?utf-8?b?0KLQvtC80LjRhtCwINCa0L7RgNCw0Zs=?= <email address hidden>'
2021-01-03 08:40:09 DEBUG no rules relevant to 'app.mainsite_only.canonical_url'
2021-01-03 08:40:10 ERROR Exception while processing upload /srv/launchpad.net/ppa-queue/incoming/upload-ftp-20210103-083936-013910 (OOPS-089a231f7518c189dcbda10e3ed6dce4)
2021-01-03 08:40:10 INFO OOPS-fedd32c748ae61a1436ccd5273acbd33
2021-01-03 08:40:10 DEBUG Moving upload directory /srv/launchpad.net/ppa-queue/incoming/upload-ftp-20210103-083936-013910 to /srv/launchpad.net/ppa-queue/failed/upload-ftp-20210103-083936-013910

And that OOPS says:

  UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xd0 in position 10: ordinal not in range(128)

    Traceback (most recent call last):
  Module lp.archiveuploader.uploadprocessor, line 512, in process
    changes_file, self.processor.log))
  Module lp.archiveuploader.uploadprocessor, line 404, in processChangesFile
  Module lp.archiveuploader.nascentupload, line 769, in do_reject
    changes_file_object=changes_file_object, logger=self.logger)
  Module lp.soyuz.model.queue, line 952, in notify
  Module lp.services.mail.basemailer, line 236, in sendAll
    self.sendOne(email, recipient)
  Module lp.services.mail.basemailer, line 211, in sendOne
    ctrl = self.generateEmail(email, recipient)
  Module lp.soyuz.mail.packageupload, line 615, in generateEmail
    email, recipient, force_no_attachments=force_no_attachments)
  Module lp.services.mail.basemailer, line 114, in generateEmail
    body = self._getBody(email, recipient)
  Module lp.services.mail.basemailer, line 185, in _getBody
    body = template % params
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xd0 in position 10: ordinal not in range(128)

So it looks as though the package was going to be rejected for some reason, but then the rejection crashed due to a Unicode handling issue. We'll need to fix that issue before we can see what the original problem was.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #2

I've looked at the upload and I think https://bugs.launchpad.net/launchpad/+bug/1910403 captures the problem with the rejection email. As far as I can see, you should be able to work around this by correcting the syntax error in the Maintainer field in debian/control: it should include an email address as well as just a name (so, for example, for my own packages I might write "Maintainer: Colin Watson <email address hidden>" there).

@cjwatson many thanks for answering and reporting the bug. Here's what I've done now:

- I added another name to my OpenPGP key: Tomica Korac <email address hidden>
- I synced my modified key with Ubuntu server
- I modified my name in the Changelog file to match Tomica Korac <email address hidden>
- I re-generated <source.changes> file, and got: Successfully signed dsc, buildinfo, changes files
- I re-sent the packages to PPA with dput -f ppa:tomicakorac/ppa gnomenza_0.9.0_source.changes , this time I got:

Checking signature on .changes
gpg: /home/tomica/Desktop/gnomenza_0.9.0_source.changes: Valid signature from 4D7D74BDA07FE3BE
Checking signature on .dsc
gpg: /home/tomica/Desktop/gnomenza_0.9.0.dsc: Valid signature from 4D7D74BDA07FE3BE
Uploading to ppa (via ftp to ppa.launchpad.net):
  Uploading gnomenza_0.9.0.dsc: done.
  Uploading gnomenza_0.9.0.tar.gz: done.
  Uploading gnomenza_0.9.0_source.buildinfo: done.
  Uploading gnomenza_0.9.0_source.changes: done.
Successfully uploaded packages.

And still, my package is neither being built, nor shown in the PPA, and I'm not getting any email notifications.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #4

You mention changing the changelog, but that wasn't the file I was talking about (and I don't believe it was necessary to change it, nor to do all the stuff you mention with your OpenPGP key). Did you change, specifically, the Maintainer field in debian/control?

Ugh! Really sorry, I completely misunderstood your instruction. It's been a hell of a day for me. Now I realise I didn't need to do all that. So now I've changed the Modifier value in debian/control to read 'Tomica Korac <email address hidden>' (without quotes). I regenerated the source.changes file again and sent it to PPA with dput. The result seems to be the same: No email notification and still nothing uploaded.

I was too hasty. I got the approval email with a slight delay, and it went to 'Spam'. My package was successfully uploaded. @cjwatson many thanks for your time and patience!