devscripts

DEVSCRIPTS(1)               General Commands Manual              DEVSCRIPTS(1)

NAME
       devscripts - scripts to ease the lives of Debian developers

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 pages 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,
              liburi-perl, libwww-perl, bsd-mailx | mailx]

       build-rdeps(1)
              search for all packages that build-depend  on  a  given  package
              [dctrl-tools, dose-extra]

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

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

       cowpoke(1)
              upload a Debian source package to a cowbuilder  host  and  build
              it,  optionally  also  signing  and  uploading  the result to an
              incoming queue [ssh-client]

       cvs-debi, cvs-debc(1)
              wrappers around debi and debc  respectively  (see  below)  which
              allow  them  to  be  called from the CVS working directory [cvs-
              buildpackage]

       cvs-debrelease(1)
              wrapper around debrelease which allows it to be called from  the
              CVS  working  directory  [cvs-buildpackage, dupload | dput, ssh-
              client]

       cvs-debuild(1)
              wrapper for cvs-buildpackage  to  use  debuild  as  its  package
              building  program  [cvs-buildpackage, fakeroot, lintian, gnupg |
              gnupg2]

       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  [libdistro-
              info-perl, libsoap-lite-perl]

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

       debclean(1)
              clean 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, libtimedate-perl]

       debdiff(1)
              compare  two versions of a Debian package to check for added and
              removed files. Use the diffoscope package for deep  comparisons.
              [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 | gnupg2, debian-
              keyring, ssh-client]

       debsnap(1)
              grab packages from http://snapshot.debian.org [libwww-perl]

       debuild(1)
              wrapper to build a package without having to su or  worry  about
              how  to  invoke  dpkg  to build using fakeroot.  Also deals with
              common environment  problems,  umask  etc.  [fakeroot,  lintian,
              gnupg | gnupg2]

       deb-reversion(1)
              increase  a  binary package version number and repacks the pack-
              age, useful for porters and the like

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

       desktop2menu(1)
              given a freedesktop.org desktop file, generate a skeleton for  a
              menu file [libfile-desktopentry-perl]

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

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

       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]

       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 | gnupg2, 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)
              search 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 the same release but built on differ-
              ent architectures

       mk-build-deps(1)
              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(1)
              rename upstream tarball, optionally changing the compression and
              removing unwanted files [unzip, xz-utils, file]

       namecheck(1)
              check project names are not already taken

       nmudiff(1)
              mail  a diff of the current package against the previous version
              to the BTS to assist in tracking NMUs [patchutils, mutt]

       origtargz(1)
              fetch the orig tarball of a Debian package from various sources,
              and unpack it

       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 |
              curl]

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

       sadt(1)
              run DEP-8 tests [python3-debian]

       suspicious-source(1)
              output  a  list  of  files  which  are  not  common source files
              [python3-magic]

       svnpath(1)
              print Subversion repository paths [subversion]

       tagpending(1)
              run from a Debian source tree and tag 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 [gpgv | gpgv2,
              gnupg |gnupg2, liblwp-protocol-https-perl,  libwww-perl,  unzip,
              xz-utils, file]

       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  |  gnupg2,  debian-keyring, debian-maintainers,
              wget]

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

       wnpp-check(1)
              check  whether  there is an open request for packaging or inten-
              tion to package bug for a package [wget | curl]

       who-permits-upload(1)
              Retrieve information  about  Debian  Maintainer  access  control
              lists   [gnupg  |  gnupg2,  libencode-locale-perl,  libwww-perl,
              debian-keyring]

       wrap-and-sort(1)
              wrap  long   lines   and   sort   items   in   packaging   files
              [python3-debian]

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