Fixing PPA Unable to identify ‘package’: user@mycomputer in launchpad


You’ve uploaded a DEB package to a Launchpad PPA (e.g. using dput), but you get an error message similar to this:


You need to use a proper email address (which must be registered in Launchpad) in debian/changelog .

In order to do this, set the $DEBEMAIL environment variable before running dch


export [email protected]
dch [...]

If $DEBEMAIL is not set, [username]@[hostname] will be used