apt-forktracer - utility for tracking non-official package versions

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename apt-forktracer_0.5_all.deb
Package name apt-forktracer
Package version 0.5
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin admin::package-management implemented-in::python interface::commandline role::program scope::utility suite::debian use::analysing use::checking use::searching
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
Download size 21.68 KB
Installed size 122.00 KB
apt-forktracer tries to alleviate the problem that APT stops tracking official
versions of a package after you pin it or install a newer version.
apt-forktracer displays a list of packages which are in an inconsistent state,
or whose installed version is different than the newest official one. You can
choose to ignore certain packages - if they match certain criteria - using
a configuration file.


Package Version Architecture Repository
apt-forktracer_0.5_all.deb 0.5 all Debian Main
apt-forktracer - - -


Name Value
lsb-release >= 3.2-21
python -
python-apt >=
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package apt-forktracer_0.5_all.deb
Source Package apt-forktracer

Install Howto

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




2015-06-27 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
apt-forktracer (0.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Migrate from python-support to dh-python. (Closes: #785958)
Thanks to Ubuntu guys for the patch!
* Bumped Standards-Version, no changes needed.
2011-12-15 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
apt-forktracer (0.4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upgrade lsb-release recommends to depends. (Closes: #651639)
* Adjusted apt_pkg_adapter.NullProgress for new pyapt API. (Closes: #625566)
* Bumped Standards-Version, no changes needed.
* Move to debhelper 8, start using dh.
2010-03-28 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
apt-forktracer (0.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Updated unit tests to use mox instead of pmock, which is dead.
* Updated to use the so-called 0.8 API of python-apt. Setting urgency medium
to make sure it migrates to testing before release, getting rid of those
ugly deprecation warnings. (closes: #567137)
* Added a versioned Recommends on lsb-release. (closes: #532746)
* Bumped standards-version to 3.8.4 (no changes needed).
* Bumped DH compat version to 7 (as well as DH build-dep version).
* Added a debian/source/format file with "3.0 (native)"
2009-06-06 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
apt-forktracer (0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added the ability to read LSB distributor's ID by importing lsb_release
Python module, that has been recently provided by lsb-release package.
2008-11-20 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
apt-forktracer (0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (closes: #506151, the ITP bug)

See Also

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apt-listchanges_3.19_all.deb package change history notification tool
apt-listdifferences_1.20190206_all.deb source differences notification tool
apt-mirror_0.5.4-1_all.deb APT sources mirroring tool
apt-move_4.2.27-5_i386.deb maintain Debian packages in a package pool
apt-rdepends_1.3.0-6_all.deb recursively lists package dependencies
apt-show-source_0.11_all.deb Shows source-package information
apt-show-versions_0.22.11_all.deb lists available package versions with distribution
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apt-transport-https_1.8.2_all.deb transitional package for https support
apt-transport-s3_1.3.0-1_all.deb APT transport for privately held AWS S3 repositories
apt-transport-tor_0.4_all.deb APT transport for anonymous package downloads via Tor
apt-utils_1.8.2_i386.deb package management related utility programs
apt-venv_1.0.0-2_all.deb apt virtual environment
apt-xapian-index_0.49_all.deb maintenance and search tools for a Xapian index of Debian packages