rc-alert [inclusion options] [--debtags [tag[,tag ...]] [--popcon]
rc-alert downloads the list of release-critical bugs from the Debian
BTS webpages, and then outputs a list of packages installed on the sys-
tem, or given on the command-line, which are in that list.
If the directory ~/.devscripts_cache exists or the --cache option is
given, then the (sizable) downloaded list will be cached, and will only
be downloaded again on a second invocation if it has changed.
Force the creation of the ~/.devscripts_cache cache directory.
Show a summary of options.
Show version and copyright information.
It is also possible to filter the list of bugs reported based on the
tags and distributions associated with the package. The filtering
A list of tags which the bug must have, in the format used for
output. For example, to include bugs tagged security or help
wanted, use "SH".
If set to and, a bug must have all of the tags specified by
A list of tags which the bug must not have, in the same format
If set to and, a bug must have none of the tags specified by
--exclude-tags. By default, the bug will be excluded if any tag
A list of distributions which the bug must apply to, in the for-
mat used for output. For example, to include bugs affecting
testing or unstable, use "TU".
If set to and, a bug must apply to all of the specified distri-
Note that you need to have debtags installed and also that it's not
mandatory for maintainers to set proper debtags. The produced list will
thus probably be incomplete.
Match packages based on the listed tags. Each package is matched
only if it has all the listed tags; in the case of multiple tags
within the same facet, a package is matched if it has any of the
listed tags within the facet.
Use a non-standard debtags database. The default is
Popularity-contest collects data about installation and usage of Debian
packages. You can additionally sort the bugs by the popcon rank of the
Sort bugs by the popcon rank of the package the bug belongs to.
By default, packages are sorted according to the number of peo-
ple who have the package installed. This option enables sorting
by the number of people regularly using the package instead.
This option has no effect in combination with --pc-local.
Instead of requesting remote data the information from the last
popcon run is used (/var/log/popularity-contest).
The bug must apply to at least one of oldstable or stable
--include-dists TU --include-dist-op and
The bug must apply to both testing and unstable
--include-dists O --include-tags S --exclude-tags +
The bug must apply to oldstable and be tagged security but not
--exclude-dists SOT --include-tags R
The bug must apply to only unstable or experimental (or both)
and be tagged unreproducible
The bug must apply to packages matching the specified debtags,
i.e. the match will only include packages that have the
'role::plugin' tag and that have either of the tags 'imple-
mented-in::perl' or 'implemented-in::python'.
Read /var/log/popularity-contest and sort bugs by your personal
for the devscripts package. Debtags and popcon functionality was added
by Jan Hauke Rahm <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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