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 * `ppaput` - will upload source package to [[http://help.launchpad.net/PPAQuickStart|PPA]], file a bug or follow up on open bugs (checkout `ppaput(1)`)

Ubuntu-dev-tools is a collection of useful tools that Ubuntu developers use to make their packaging work a lot easier. Such tools can include bug filing, packaging preparation, package analysis, etc.

Launchpad bzr branches: https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu-dev-tools bzr branch http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-dev/ubuntu-dev-tools/trunk ubuntu-dev-tools

Included Scripts

  • 404main - used to check what components a package's deps are in, i.e. for doing a MIR

  • check-symbols - will compare and give you a diff of the exported symbols of all .so files in a binary package

  • dch-repeat - used to repeat a change log into an older release

  • get-branches - used to branch/checkout all the bzr branches in a Launchpad team.

  • hugdaylist - compile HugDay lists from bug list urls.

  • mk-sbuild-lv - script to create LVM snapshot chroots via schroot and sbuild

  • pbuilder-dist - pbuilder wrapper script

  • pull-debian-debdiff - attempts to find and download a specific version of a Debian package and its immediate parent to generate a debdiff

  • submittodebian - automatically send your changes to Debian as a bug report

  • suspicious-source - outputs a list of files which are not common source files

  • ubuntu-cd - get the latest CD snapshot release

  • ubuntu-sync - syncronise new ubuntu CD images

  • update-maintainer - script to update maintainer field in ubuntu packages

  • what-patch - determines what patch system, if any, a source package is using

Needed Scripts


  • write manpage for each script


  • make sure every script is properly licensed
  • make sure packaging is ok and get into Universe


UbuntuDevTools (last edited 2010-06-30 17:32:50 by cpe-98-14-67-133)