devscripts


DESCRIPTION
       The devscripts package provides a collection of scripts which may be of
       use to Debian developers and others wishing to build  Debian  packages.
       For   a   summary  of  the  available  scripts,  please  see  the  file
       /usr/share/doc/devscripts/README.gz, and for full details,  please  see
       the  individual manpages.  They are contributed by multiple developers;
       for details of the authors, please see the code or manpages.

       Also, the directory /usr/share/doc/devscripts/examples  contains  exam-
       ples  of  procmail and exim scripts for sorting mail arriving to Debian
       mailing lists.

ENVIRONMENT
       Several scripts of the devscripts suite use the  following  environment
       variables. Check the man page of individual scripts for more details on
       how the variables are used.

       DEBEMAIL
           Email  of  the  person  acting  on  a  given  Debian  package   via
           devscripts.

       DEBFULLNAME
           Full  name  (first + family) of the person acting on a given Debian
           package via devscripts.

SCRIPTS
       Here is the complete list of available devscripts. See their man  pages
       for additional documentation.

       annotate-output(1)
              run  a  command and prepend time and stream (O for stdout, E for
              stderr) for every line of output

       archpath(1)
              print tla/Bazaar package names [tla | bazaar]

       bts(1) a command-line  tool  for  manipulating  the  BTS  [www-browser,
              libauthen-sasl-perl,   libnet-smtp-ssl-perl,  libsoap-lite-perl,
              libwww-perl, bsd-mailx | mailx]

       build-rdeps(1)
              Searches for all packages that build-depend on a  given  package
              [dctrl-tools]

       chdist(1)
              tool to easily play with several distributions [dctrl-tools]

       checkbashisms(1)
              check whether a /bin/sh script contains any common bash-specific
              contructs

       cowpoke(1)
              upload a Debian source package to a cowbuilder  host  and  build

       cvs-debuild(1)
              A wrapper for cvs-buildpackage to use  debuild  as  its  package
              building program. [cvs-buildpackage, fakeroot, lintian, gnupg]

       dcmd(1)
              run  a  given  command  replacing the name of a .changes or .dsc
              file with each of the files referenced therein

       dcontrol(1)
              remotely query package and source control files for  all  Debian
              distributions. [liburl-perl, libwww-perl]

       dd-list(1)
              given a list of packages, pretty-print it ordered by maintainer

       debc(1)
              display the contents of just-built .debs

       debchange/dch(1)
              automagically  add  entries to debian/changelog files [libparse-
              debcontrol-perl, libsoap-lite-perl]

       debcheckout(1)
              checkout the development repository of a Debian package

       debclean(1)
              purge a Debian source tree [fakeroot]

       debcommit(1)
              commit changes to cvs, darcs, svn, svk, tla, bzr,  git,  or  hg,
              basing  commit  message on changelog [cvs | darcs | subversion |
              svk | tla | bzr | git-core | mercurial]

       debdiff(1)
              compare two versions of a Debian package to check for added  and
              removed files [wdiff, patchutils]

       debi(1)
              install a just-built package

       debpkg(1)
              dpkg wrapper to be able to manage/test packages without su

       debrelease(1)
              wrapper around dupload or dput [dupload | dput, ssh-client]

       debsign, debrsign(1)
              sign a .changes/.dsc pair without needing any of the rest of the
              package to be present; can sign the pair remotely or  fetch  the
              pair  from  a remote machine for signing [gnupg, debian-keyring,
              ssh-client]

       debsnap(1)

       dep3changelog(1)
              generate a changelog entry from a DEP3-style patch header

       desktop2menu(1)
              produce a skeleton menu file from a freedesktop.org desktop file
              [libfile-desktopentry-perl]

       dget(1)
              downloads Debian source and binary packages [wget | curl]

       dpkg-depcheck, dpkg-genbuilddeps(1)
              determine the packages used during the build of a  Debian  pack-
              age;  useful  for  determining  the  Build-Depends control field
              needed [build-essential, strace]

       diff2patches(1)
              extract patches from a .diff.gz file placing them  under debian/
              or, if present, debian/patches [patchutils]

       dscextract(1)
              extract a single file from a Debian source package [patchutils]

       dscverify(1)
              verify  the  integrity  of a Debian package from the .changes or
              .dsc files [gnupg, debian-keyring, libdigest-md5-perl]

       edit-patch(1)
              add/edit a patch for a source package  and  commit  the  changes
              [quilt | dpatch | cdbs]

       getbuildlog(1)
              download package build logs from Debian auto-builders [wget]

       grep-excuses(1)
              grep  the  update_excuses.html  file for your packages [libterm-
              size-perl, wget, w3m]

       licensecheck(1)
              attempt to determine the license of source files

       list-unreleased(1)
              searches for unreleased packages

       manpage-alert(1)
              locate binaries without corresponding manpages [man-db]

       mass-bug(1)
              mass-file bug reports [bsd-mailx | mailx]

       mergechanges(1)
              merge .changes files from a package built on different architec-
              tures

       plotchangelog(1)
              view a nice plot of the data in a changelog  file  [libtimedate-
              perl, gnuplot]

       pts-subscribe(1)
              subscribe  to  the PTS for a limited period of time [bsd-mailx |
              mailx, at]

       rc-alert(1)
              list installed packages which have release-critical bugs [wget]

       rmadison(1)
              remotely query the Debian archive database about packages  [wget
              | curl, liburi-perl]

       suspicious-source(1)
              output  a  list  of  files  which  are  not  common source files
              [python-magic]

       svnpath(1)
              print svn repository paths [subversion]

       tagpending(1)
              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(1)
              Check  a  list of source packages for involvement in transitions
              for which uploads to unstable  are  currently  blocked  [libwww-
              perl, libyaml-syck-perl]

       uscan(1)
              scan  upstream  sites  for  new  releases of packages [libcrypt-
              ssleay-perl, libwww-perl, unzip, xz-utils]

       uupdate(1)
              integrate upstream changes into a source package [patch]

       what-patch(1)
              determine what patch system, if any, a source package  is  using
              [patchutils]

       whodepends(1)
              check which maintainers' packages depend on a package

       who-uploads(1)
              determine  the  most recent uploaders of a package to the Debian
              archive [gnupg, debian-keyring, wget]

       wnpp-alert(1)
              list installed packages which are orphaned or  up  for  adoption
              [wget]

       wnpp-check(1)
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