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Package: devscripts (2.22.1ubuntu1+11.0trisquel1)

scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier

Contains the following scripts, dependencies/recommendations shown in brackets afterwards:

 - annotate-output: run a command and prepend time and stream (O for stdout,
   E for stderr) for every line of output.
 - archpath: Prints arch (tla/Bazaar) package names. Also supports
   calculating the package names for other branches. [tla | bazaar]
 - bts: A command-line tool for accessing the Debian Bug Tracking System, both
   to send mails to and to access the web pages and
   SOAP interface of the BTS. [www-browser, libauthen-sasl-perl,
   libnet-smtps-perl, libsoap-lite-perl, liburi-perl, libwww-perl,
   bsd-mailx | mailx]
 - build-rdeps: Searches for all packages that build-depend on a given package.
   [dctrl-tools, dose-extra, libdpkg-perl]
 - chdist: tool to easily play with several distributions. [dctrl-tools]
 - checkbashisms: check whether a /bin/sh script contains any common
   bash-specific constructs.
 - cowpoke: upload a Debian source package to a cowbuilder host and build it,
   optionally also signing and uploading the result to an incoming queue.
 - cvs-debi, cvs-debc: wrappers around debi and debc respectively (see below)
   which allow them to be called from the CVS working directory.
 - cvs-debrelease: wrapper around debrelease which allows it to be called
   from the CVS working directory. [cvs-buildpackage, dupload | dput,
 - cvs-debuild: A wrapper for cvs-buildpackage to use debuild as its package
   building program. [cvs-buildpackage, fakeroot, lintian, gnupg |gnupg2]
 - dcmd: run a given command replacing the name of a .changes or .dsc file
   with each of the files referenced therein. *
 - dd-list: given a list of packages, pretty-print it ordered by maintainer. *
 - debbisect: bisect to find which change in the archive
   introduced a certain problem. [mmdebstrap, python3-debian]
 - debc: List contents of current package.  Do this after a successful
   "debuild" to see if the package looks all right.
 - debchange (abbreviation dch): Modifies debian/changelog and manages version
   numbers for you.  It will either increment the version number or add an
   entry for the current version, depending upon the options given to it.
   [libdistro-info-perl, libsoap-lite-perl]*
 - debcheckout: checkout the development repository of a Debian package. *
 - debclean: Clean a Debian source tree.  Debclean will clean all Debian
   source trees below the current directory, and if requested, also remove
   all files that were generated from these source trees (that is .deb, .dsc
   and .changes files).  It will keep the .diffs and original files, though,
   so that the binaries and other files can be rebuilt if necessary.
 - debcommit: Commits changes to cvs, darcs, svn, svk, tla, bzr, git, or hg,
   using new entries in debian/changelog as the commit message. Also supports
   tagging Debian package releases. [cvs | darcs | subversion | svk | tla |
   bzr | git-core | mercurial, libtimedate-perl]
 - debdiff: A program which examines two .deb files or two .changes files and
   reports on any difference found in their file lists.  Useful for ensuring
   that no files were inadvertently lost between versions.  Can also examine
   two .dsc files and report on the changes between source versions.
   For a deeper comparison one can use the diffoscope package.
   [wdiff, patchutils]*
 - debdiff-apply: Apply unified diffs of two Debian source packages, such as
   those generated by debdiff, to a target Debian source package. Any changes
   to debian/changelog are dealt with specially, to avoid the conflicts that
   changelog diffs typically produce when applied naively. May be used to check
   that old patches still apply to newer versions of those packages.
   [python3-debian, python3-unidiff, quilt]
 - debi: Installs the current package by using the setuid root debpkg
   script described below.  It assumes that the current package has
   just been built (for example by debuild), and the .deb lives in the
   parent directory, and will effectively run dpkg -i on the .deb.  The
   ability to install the package with a very short command is very
   useful when troubleshooting packages.
 - debootsnap: Combines debootstrap and to create a chroot
   containing exactly the requested selection of packages. This can be used
   to re-create a chroot from the past, for example to reproduce a bug. The
   tool is also used by debrebuild to build a package in a chroot with build
   dependencies in the same version as recorded in the buildinfo file.
   [python3-pycurl, mmdebstrap]
 - debpkg: A wrapper for dpkg used by debi to allow convenient testing
   of packages.  For debpkg to work, it needs to be made setuid root,
   and this needs to be performed by the sysadmin -- it is not
   installed as setuid root by default.  (Note that being able to run a
   setuid root debpkg is effectively the same as having root access to
   the system, so this should be done with caution.)  Having debpkg as
   a wrapper for dpkg can be a Good Thing (TM), as it decreases the
   potential for damage by accidental wrong use of commands in
   superuser mode (e.g., an inadvertent rm -rf * in the wrong directory
   is disastrous as many can attest to).
 - debrelease: A wrapper around dupload or dput which figures out which
   version to upload, and then calls dupload or dput to actually perform
   the upload. [dupload | dput, ssh-client]
 - debrebuild: A script that provided a .buildinfo file reports the
   instructions on how to try to reproduce the reported build.
   [sbuild | mmdebstrap, python3-pycurl, libdpkg-perl]
 - debrepro: A script that tests reproducibility of Debian packages. It will
   build a given source directory twice, with a set of variation between the
   first and second build, and compare the binary packages produced. If
   diffoscope is installed, it is used to compare non-matching binaries. If
   disorderfs is installed, it is used during the build to inject
   non-determinism in filesystem listing operations.
   [faketime, diffoscope, disorderfs]
 - debrsign: This transfers a .changes/.dsc pair to a remote machine for
   signing, and runs debsign on the remote machine over an SSH connection.
   [gnupg | gnupg2, debian-keyring, ssh-client]
 - debsign: Use GNU Privacy Guard to sign the changes (and possibly dsc)
   files created by running dpkg-buildpackage with no-sign options.  Useful
   if you are building a package on a remote machine and wish to sign it on
   a local one.  This script is capable of automatically downloading the
   .changes and .dsc files from a remote machine. [gnupg |gnupg2,
   debian-keyring, ssh-client]*
 - debsnap: grab packages from [libwww-perl,
 - debuild: A wrapper for building a package (i.e., dpkg-buildpackage) to
   avoid problems with insufficient permissions and wrong paths etc.
   Debuild will set up the proper environment for building a package.
   Debuild will use the fakeroot program to build the package by default, but
   can be instructed to use any other gain-root command, or can even be
   installed setuid root.  Debuild can also be used to run various of
   the debian/rules operations with the same root-gaining procedure.
   Debuild will also run lintian to check that the package does not
   have any major policy violations. [fakeroot, lintian, gnupg | gnupg2]*
 - deb-janitor: command-line client for interacting with the Debian Janitor.
 - deb-reversion: increases a binary package version number and repacks the
   package, useful for porters and the like.
 - deb-why-removed: shows the reason a package was removed from the archive.
 - dep3changelog: generate a changelog entry from a DEP3-style patch header.
 - desktop2menu: given a desktop file, generate a skeleton
   for a menu file. [libfile-desktopentry-perl]
 - dget: Downloads Debian source and binary packages. Point at a .changes or
   .dsc to download all references files. Specify a package name to download
   it from the configured apt repository. [wget | curl]
 - diff2patches: extracts patches from a .diff.gz file placing them under
   debian/ or, if present, debian/patches. [patchutils]
 - dpkg-depcheck, dpkg-genbuilddeps: Runs a specified command (such as
   debian/rules build) or dpkg-buildpackage, respectively, to determine the
   packages used during the build process.  This information can be helpful
   when trying to determine the packages needed in the Build-Depends etc.
   lines in the debian/control file. [build-essential, strace]
 - dscextract: extract a single file from a Debian source package. [patchutils]
 - dscverify: check the signature and MD5 sums of a dsc file against the most
   current Debian keyring on your system. [gnupg | gnupg2, debian-keyring]
 - edit-patch: add/edit a patch for a source package and commit the changes.
   [quilt | dpatch | cdbs]
 - getbuildlog: download package build logs from Debian auto-builders. [wget]
 - git-deborig: try to produce Debian orig.tar using git-archive(1).
   [libdpkg-perl, libgit-wrapper-perl, liblist-compare-perl,
   libstring-shellquote-perl, libtry-tiny-perl]
 - grep-excuses: grep britney's excuses to find out what is happening to your
   packages. [libdbd-pg-perl, libterm-size-perl, libyaml-syck-perl, wget, w3m]
 - hardening-check: report the hardening characteristics of a set of binaries.
 - list-unreleased: searches for packages marked UNRELEASED in their
 - ltnu (Long Time No Upload): List all uploads of packages by the
   given uploader or maintainer and display them ordered by the last
   upload of that package, oldest uploads first.
 - manpage-alert: locate binaries without corresponding manpages. [man-db]
 - mass-bug: mass-file bug reports. [bsd-mailx | mailx]
 - mergechanges: merge .changes files from the same release but built
   on different architectures.
 - mk-build-deps: Given a package name and/or control file, generate a binary
   package which may be installed to satisfy the build-dependencies of the
   given package. [equivs]
 - mk-origtargz: Rename upstream tarball, optionally changing the compression
   and removing unwanted files.
   [libfile-which-perl, unzip, xz-utils, file]
 - namecheck: Check project names are not already taken.
 - nmudiff: prepare a diff of this version (presumably an NMU against the
   previously released version (as per the changelog) and submit the diff
   to the BTS. [patchutils, mutt]
 - origtargz: fetch the orig tarball of a Debian package from various sources,
   and unpack it. [pristine-tar, pristine-lfs]
 - plotchangelog: display information from a changelog graphically using
   gnuplot. [libtimedate-perl, gnuplot]
 - pts-subscribe: subscribe to the PTS (Package Tracking System) for a
   limited period of time. [bsd-mailx | mailx, at]
 - rc-alert: list installed packages which have release-critical bugs.
   [wget | curl]
 - reproducible-check: reports on the reproducible status of installed
   packages. For more details please see <>.
 - rmadison: remotely query the Debian archive database about packages.
   [liburi-perl, wget | curl]
 - sadt: run DEP-8 tests. [python3-debian]
 - salsa: manipulates repositories and users
 - suspicious-source: output a list of files which are not common source
   files. [python3-magic]
 - svnpath: Prints the path to the Subversion repository of a Subversion
   checkout. Also supports calculating the paths for branches and
   tags in a repository independent fashion. Used by debcommit to generate
   svn tags. [subversion]
 - tagpending: runs from a Debian source tree and tags bugs that are to be
   closed in the latest changelog as pending. [libsoap-lite-perl]
 - transition-check: Check a list of source packages for involvement in
   transitions for which uploads to unstable are currently blocked.
   [libwww-perl, libyaml-syck-perl]
 - uscan: Automatically scan for and download upstream updates.  Uscan can
   also call a program such as uupdate to attempt to update the Debianised
   version based on the new update.  Whilst uscan could be used to release
   the updated version automatically, it is probably better not to without
   testing it first.  Uscan can also verify detached OpenPGP signatures if
   upstream's signing key is known. [file, gpgv | gpgv2, gnupg | gnupg2,
   libfile-dirlist-perl, libfile-touch-perl, libfile-which-perl,
   liblwp-protocol-https-perl, libmoo-perl, libwww-perl, unzip, xz-utils]*
 - uupdate: Update the package with an archive or patches from
   an upstream author.  This will be of help if you have to update your
   package.  It will try to apply the latest diffs to your package and
   tell you how successful it was. [patch]
 - what-patch: determine what patch system, if any, a source package is using.
 - whodepends: check which maintainers' packages depend on a package.
 - who-permits-upload: Retrieve information about Debian Maintainer access
   control lists. [gnupg | gnupg2, libencode-locale-perl, libwww-perl,
 - who-uploads: determine the most recent uploaders of a package to the Debian
   archive. [gnupg | gnupg2, debian-keyring, debian-maintainers, wget]
 - wnpp-alert: list installed packages which are orphaned or up for adoption.
   [wget | curl]
 - wnpp-check: check whether there is an open request for packaging or
   intention to package bug for a package. [wget | curl]
 - wrap-and-sort: wrap long lines and sort items in packaging files.
 - /usr/share/doc/devscripts/examples: This directory contains examples of
   procmail and exim scripts for sorting mail arriving to Debian
   mailing lists.

Other Packages Related to devscripts

  • depends
  • recommends
  • suggests
  • dep: dpkg-dev (>= 1.18.19)
    Debian package development tools
  • dep: fakeroot
    tool for simulating superuser privileges
  • dep: file
    Recognize the type of data in a file using "magic" numbers
  • dep: gnupg
    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement
    or gnupg2
    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement (dummy transitional package)
  • dep: gpgv
    GNU privacy guard - signature verification tool
    or gpgv2
    GNU privacy guard - signature verification tool (dummy transitional package)
  • dep: libc6 (>= 2.34)
    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
    also a virtual package provided by libc6-udeb
  • dep: libfile-dirlist-perl
    provide a sorted list of directory content
  • dep: libfile-homedir-perl
    Perl module for finding user directories across platforms
  • dep: libfile-touch-perl
    Perl interface to touch-like functions
  • dep: libfile-which-perl
    Perl module for searching paths for executable programs
  • dep: libipc-run-perl
    Perl module for running processes
  • dep: libmoo-perl
    Minimalist Object Orientation library (with Moose compatibility)
  • dep: libwww-perl
    simple and consistent interface to the world-wide web
  • dep: patchutils
    Utilities to work with patches
  • dep: perl
    Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report Language
  • dep: python3
    interactive high-level object-oriented language (default python3 version)
  • dep: sensible-utils
    Utilities for sensible alternative selection
  • dep: wdiff
    Compares two files word by word
  • rec: apt (>= 1.3~pre3)
    commandline package manager
  • rec: dctrl-tools
    Command-line tools to process Debian package information
  • rec: dput
    Debian package upload tool
    also a virtual package provided by dput-ng
    or dupload
    Debian package upload tool
  • rec: libdistro-info-perl
    information about distributions' releases (Perl module)
  • rec: libdpkg-perl
    Dpkg perl modules
  • rec: libencode-locale-perl
    utility to determine the locale encoding
  • rec: libgit-wrapper-perl
    Perl module to wrap git command-line interface
  • rec: libgitlab-api-v4-perl
    GitLab API v4 module and command-line client
  • rec: liblist-compare-perl
    Perl module for comparing elements of two or more lists
  • rec: libstring-shellquote-perl
    module to quote strings for passing through the shell
  • rec: libtry-tiny-perl
    module providing minimalistic try/catch
  • rec: liburi-perl
    module to manipulate and access URI strings
  • rec: licensecheck
    simple license checker for source files
  • rec: lintian
    Debian package checker
  • rec: man-db
    tools for reading manual pages
  • rec: patch
    Apply a diff file to an original
  • rec: python3-apt
    Python 3 interface to libapt-pkg
  • rec: python3-debian (>= 0.1.15)
    Python 3 modules to work with Debian-related data formats
  • rec: python3-magic
    python3 interface to the libmagic file type identification library
  • rec: python3-requests
    elegant and simple HTTP library for Python3, built for human beings
  • rec: python3-unidiff
    Unified diff Python parsing/metadata extraction library (Python 3)
  • rec: python3-xdg
    Python 3 library to access standards
  • rec: strace
    System call tracer
  • rec: unzip
    De-archiver for .zip files
  • rec: wget
    retrieves files from the web
    or curl
    command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax
  • rec: xz-utils
    XZ-format compression utilities

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