licensecheck - simple license checker for source files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename licensecheck_3.0.31-3_all.deb
Package name licensecheck
Package version 3.0.31
Package release 3
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin
License -
Maintainer Debian Perl Group <>
Download size 27.59 KB
Installed size 75.00 KB
Licensecheck attempts to determine the license that applies to each
file passed to it, by searching the start of the file for text
belonging to various licenses.
Support for bash tab-completion requires the package bash-completion.


Package Version Architecture Repository
licensecheck_3.0.31-3_all.deb 3.0.31 all Debian Main
licensecheck - - -


Name Value
libgetopt-long-descriptive-perl -
libmoo-perl -
libnamespace-clean-perl -
libpath-iterator-rule-perl -
libpath-tiny-perl >= 0.062
libpod-constants-perl -
libregexp-pattern-license-perl -
libscalar-list-utils-perl >= 1:1.45
libsort-key-perl -
libstrictures-perl >= 2
libstring-copyright-perl -
libstring-escape-perl -
libtry-tiny-perl -
perl >= 5.25.1
perl:any -


Name Value
devscripts << 2.16.6~


Type URL
Binary Package licensecheck_3.0.31-3_all.deb
Source Package licensecheck

Install Howto

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




2018-11-04 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
licensecheck (3.0.31-3) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Damyan Ivanov ]
* declare conformance with Policy 4.1.3 (no changes needed)
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Update Vcs-* headers for switch to
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Simplify rules:
+ Stop resolve (build-)dependencies in rules file.
+ Use short-form dh sequencer (not cdbs).
Stop build-depend on cdbs.
* Update watch file:
+ Fix typo in usage comment.
+ Use substitution strings.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.2.1.
* Set Rules-Requires-Root: no.
* Stop build-depend on dh-buildinfo.
* Skip testsuite build-dependencies when bootstrapping.
* Wrap and sort control file.
* Update copyright info:
+ Extend coverage for main upstream author.
+ Fix list correct alternate source URLs.
2017-09-17 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
licensecheck (3.0.31-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix patch and adapt build to install library-part as private
library, to be multiarch-friendly.
Closes: Bug#854233. Thanks to Johannes Schauer and Helmuth Grohne.
2017-09-17 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
licensecheck (3.0.31-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ upstream ]
* New release.
+ Stop ship Regexp::Pattern::License, now an independent
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Tighten lintian overrides regarding License-Reference.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.1.0.
* Update copyright info: Use https protocol in file format URL.
* Update package relations:
+ (Build-)depend on libregexp-pattern-license-perl.
2017-07-06 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
licensecheck (3.0.30-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ upstream ]
* New release.
+ Tighten lots of license patterns to require descriptive prefix
when only an abbreviation.
Closes: Bug#862827. Thanks to Axel Beckert.
+ Fix license pattern ms_pl to detect MS Public License (not
non-free MS Permissive License).
+ Add license pattern artistic_2.
+ Improve license patterns agpl epl.
+ Improve comment marker cleanup before copyright statement parsing.
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Fix clean Makefile.old.
Closes: Bug#854223. Thanks to Johannes Schauer.
* Update package relations:
+ Relax to suggest (not recommend) bash-completion (and mention its
use in long description).
Closes: Bug#864353. Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Modernize cdbs: Check copyright in maintainer script (not during
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.0.0.
* Update package relations:
+ Relax to (build-)depend unversioned on libmoo-perl
+ Have (build-)dependency on libscalar-list-utils-perl fallback on
recent perl.
+ Stop explicitly (build-)depend on (recent perl or)
libexperimental-perl: Required version satisfied by perl even in
2017-01-24 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
licensecheck (3.0.29-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ upstream ]
* New release.
+ Drop gpl+aladdin combo license: Too exotic.
+ Fix detect BSD licenses as bare name.
+ Fix don't choke on unspecificed BSD license.
+ Document Regexp::Pattern::License as a private module.
+ Add license patterns ofl aladdin rpsl mit_cmu mit_cmu_warranty.
+ Improve license patterns ftl mit_feh mit_enna cube eurosym libpng
zlib zlib_acknowledgement.
+ Sort before enumerating ambiguously related combo licenses.
+ Streamline license parsing: Process loops of similar patterne.
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Modernize Vcs-* fields:
+ Use git subdir (not cgit).
+ Add .git suffix for Vcs-Git URL.
* Stop override lintian for
package-needs-versioned-debhelper-build-depends: Fixed in lintian.
* Update watch file: Tighten version regex.
* Update copyright info: Extend coverage of Debian packaging.

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