germinate - expand dependencies in a list of seed packages

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename germinate_2.31_all.deb
Package name germinate
Package version 2.31
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category utils
License -
Maintainer Colin Watson <>
Download size 34.04 KB
Installed size 60.00 KB
Germinate takes lists of seed packages and expands their dependencies to
produce a full list of packages. This can be used for purposes such as
managing the list of packages present in a derived distribution's archive
or CD builds.


Package Version Architecture Repository
germinate_2.31_all.deb 2.31 all Debian Main
germinate - - -


Name Value
perl -
python3-germinate = 2.31
python3:any >= 3.2~


Type URL
Binary Package germinate_2.31_all.deb
Source Package germinate

Install Howto

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




2019-02-27 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.31) unstable; urgency=medium
* Set Homepage to (closes: #923388).
* Use HTTPS form of copyright-format URL.
2018-11-09 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.30) unstable; urgency=medium
* Build with LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 so that handles non-ASCII characters
in debian/changelog correctly (closes: #913262).
2018-11-07 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.29) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Jelmer Vernooń≥ ]
* Use secure URI in Vcs control header.
[ Colin Watson ]
* Set Rules-Requires-Root: no.
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Skip use of deprecated 'imp' module, and just try/except the import
we actually want.
2018-03-23 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.28) unstable; urgency=medium
* Support versioned Provides (LP: #1758004).
* Build-depend on dh-python.
2018-01-29 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.27) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Iain Lane ]
* Initial support for specifying snaps in seeds.
[ Colin Watson ]
* Drop support for Python 3.0 and 3.1.
* Change default distribution to bionic.
2017-01-26 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.26) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add an --always-follow-build-depends option to force germinate to follow
Build-Depends regardless of seed feature flags.
* Change default distribution to zesty.
2016-04-19 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.25) unstable; urgency=medium
* Cope with malformed Built-Using fields, since we only started checking
these recently and so older series have some errors.
2016-04-14 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.24) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* Create a [no-]follow-build-depends feature; follow by default.
* Expand source package by adding the Built-Using set.  Treat all
Built-Using as if part of the build-dependency tree.
[ Colin Watson ]
* Change default distribution to xenial.
2015-12-09 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.23) unstable; urgency=medium
* Handle Build-Depends-Arch, introduced in dpkg 1.16.4.
* Require at least Python 2.7 and simplify some code accordingly.
* Prefer Packages.xz and Sources.xz to other compression formats if
2015-08-18 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.22) unstable; urgency=medium
* Raise a slightly more useful exception if python-apt fails to parse a
* Work around lack of build profile support in older versions of

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