debdelta - diff and patch utilities which work with Debian packages

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename debdelta_0.62_amd64.deb
Package name debdelta
Package version 0.62
Package release -
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category devel implemented-in::python role::program works-with::software:package
License -
Maintainer A Mennucc1 <>
Download size 105.23 KB
Installed size 404.00 KB
debdelta is a program suite designed to compute changes between
Debian packages. These changes (deltas) are similar to the output of the
"diff" program in that they may be used to store and transmit only the
changes between Debian packages.
This suite contains 'debdelta-upgrade', that downloads deltas and use them
to create all Debian packages needed for an 'apt-get upgrade'.
It may be used in a Debian/unstable host (to speed up download of new
packages), or in a Debian/stable host (for security updates).
Similarly, when this package is installed, the 'cupt' package manager will
use deltas to upgrade the host.


Package Version Architecture Repository
debdelta_0.62_i386.deb 0.62 i386 Debian Main
debdelta - - -


Name Value
binutils -
bzip2 -
libbz2-1.0 -
libc6 >= 2.4
python -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
xdelta3 << 0y.dfsg-1


Type URL
Binary Package debdelta_0.62_amd64.deb
Source Package debdelta

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install debdelta deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install debdelta




2018-06-06 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.62) unstable; urgency=medium
* update Vcs-git to point to salsa
2018-04-11 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.61) unstable; urgency=medium
* support for control.tar.xz
* debdelta-upgrade: report if delta is queued in the server but not yet ready
2017-10-12 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.60) unstable; urgency=medium
* better support for
2017-02-08 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.59) unstable; urgency=medium
* really bump standards version to 3.9.8
* correct typo in copyright
* fix code for small debs, do not check for stamps
* Bug fix: "local variable 'url' referenced before assignment",
thanks to Steffen Weinhart, (Closes: #708022).
* Add 'set -e' in debian/rules. Thanks Niels Thykier
* correct wrong message 'No deb-policy "u" ....' Thanks Niels Thykier
2017-02-06 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.58exp) experimental; urgency=medium
* Bug fix: "cannot handle redirects",
thanks to Paul Wise (Closes: #835655).
* Bug fix: "Portuguese translation not packaged",
thanks to Carlos Maddela (Closes: #849908).
* Bug fix: "[INTL:pt] Updated Portuguese translation for program",
thanks to Miguel Figueiredo (Closes: #852087).
* Installation leaves gpg-agent process running
Thanks Andreas Beckmann (Closes: #85135).
* Various code fixes.
* Lintian fixes:
- rewrite copyright using  copyright-format/1.0/
- bump standards version to 3.9.8
2017-01-07 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.57) unreleased; urgency=medium
* Autodetect and install all available translations.
Thanks Carlos Maddela. Closes: #849908
* Update Italian translation.
* Fix guessing of xz parameters for dbgsym files.
* debdelta-upgrade: explain why the delta is not available; and also add
corresponding --deb-policies.
Thanks  shirish शिरीष . Closes: #779897
* debdelta-upgrade handles redirects. Thanks Paul Wise. Closes: #835655
2017-01-01 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.56) unstable; urgency=medium
* sets the mtimes of built files, for reproducible metadata,
thanks Maria Valentina Marin (Closes: 793004)
* use  gzip -n  for reproducible builds,
thanks Chris Lamb (Closes: #777730)
* Add timeout option to debdelta-upgrade,
thanks Mert Dirik (Closes: 735142)
* Allow applying patches to unpacked .debs in locations other than /.
thanks Colin Watson (Closes: 710398)
* support i386 packages in amd64 hosts,
Thanks Carlos Maddela (Closes: #740552)
* Fix guessing of xz parameters for files compressed in parallel,
Thanks Carlos Maddela (Closes: #845173)
* merge server git branch and client git branch
* new 2017 signing gpg key
2014-11-30 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.55) unstable; urgency=medium
* update git location
* add debian backports to sources.conf
2014-11-30 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.54) unstable; urgency=medium
* [INTL:pt] Portuguese translation, thanks to Américo Monteiro
(Closes: #760731).
* bump standards version to
* debian/rules : add build-arch, build-indep
* add new keys into keyring
* import some code from GIT server branch
2012-12-02 - A Mennucc1 <>
debdelta (0.53) experimental; urgency=low
* merge changes uploaded in wheezy, and changelogs as well
* Bug fix: "owned and unowned files after purge (policy 6.8 + 10.7.3)",
thanks to Holger Levsen (Closes: #617481).

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