Launchpad Help > Packaging
Using Launchpad, you can build and distribute packages for operating systems that use Debian-style packaging. Right now, Launchpad's packaging system (sometimes called Soyuz) supports the build and distribution of packages for Ubuntu.
Launchpad can help you build and distribute two types of Ubuntu package: official packages and your own packages in your personal package archive (PPA), which is your own apt repository.
Personal package archives: build and distribute Ubuntu packages in your apt repository.
Installing software from a PPA: how to get and use software from a PPA.
Building a source package: how to adapt your Ubuntu package building skills to your PPA
Prioritising package builds: find out how Launchpad calculates the priority of package builds (i.e. build scores)
Official Ubuntu packages: find out about becoming an Ubuntu packager with the MOTU team
package recipes: automatically assemble a package from bzr branches (beta)
Packaging binaries: how to go about packaging software which is only available as a binary