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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.

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 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]

       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)
              grab packages from http://snapshot.debian.org [libwww-perl, libjson-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]

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

       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 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]

       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 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, 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)
              check whether there is an open request for packaging or intention  to  package  bug
              for a package [wget]

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