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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
       examples  of  procmail  and  exim  scripts for sorting mail arriving to
       Debian mailing lists.

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 | mailutils]

       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
              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)
              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, lsb-release]

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

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

       debcommit(1)
              commit changes to cvs, svn, svk, tla, bzr, git,  or  hg,  basing
              commit  message on changelog [cvs | 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)
              grab packages from http://snapshot.debian.net [wget]

       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]

       deb-reversion(1)
              increases  a  binary  package  version  number  and  repacks the
              archive

       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
              package; 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]

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

       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 | mailutils]

       mergechanges(1)
              merge  .changes  files  from  a  package  built   on   different
              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 packages. [equivs]

       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]

       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 | mailutils, 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]

       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, lzma]

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

       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, debian-maintainers, wget]

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