doc-rfc - RFC documents metapackage

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Nonfree i386
Package filename doc-rfc_20181229-2_all.deb
Package name doc-rfc
Package version 20181229
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category devel::doc non-free/metapackages role::documentation role::metapackage
License -
Maintainer Iustin Pop <>
Download size 8.70 KB
Installed size 23.00 KB
RFC (Request for Comments) documents are a series of technical and
organizational notes about the Internet. They are edited by the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
This is a metapackage that pulls in the new doc-rfc-xxx packages
(those that most closely correspond to the old doc-rfc package).
It can be removed if users want just a subset of the RFCs.


Package Version Architecture Repository
doc-rfc_20181229-2_all.deb 20181229 all Debian Nonfree
doc-rfc - - -


Name Value
doc-rfc-experimental -
doc-rfc-fyi-bcp -
doc-rfc-informational -
doc-rfc-misc -
doc-rfc-old-std -
doc-rfc-others -
doc-rfc-std -
doc-rfc-std-proposed -


Type URL
Binary Package doc-rfc_20181229-2_all.deb
Source Package doc-rfc

Install Howto

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




2019-01-04 - Iustin Pop <>
doc-rfc (20181229-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Till Kamppeter <> ]
* In the autopkgtest replaced the call of pstotext by ps2txt
as pstotext upstream is unmaintained for years and stopped
working with Ghostscript whereas ps2txt is part of ghostscript
(LP: #1762778, Closes: #918249, Closes: #895541).
[ Gianfranco Costamagna ]
* Commit the Ubuntu delta on Debian git.
[ Iustin Pop ]
* Acknowledge semi-NMU, thanks a lot Gianfranco!
* Restore rfc5771.txt deleted by quilt (misbehaviour), to make future
merges with upstream easier.
2019-01-02 - Iustin Pop <>
doc-rfc (20181229-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
* Improve the retrieval of upstream files to eliminate the remaining
manual step, for more reliable builds.
* Switch to newer standards version: no changes needed, but add
rules-requires-root: no.
* Switch to debhelper 12, and to new method of declaring the compat level.
2017-01-24 - Iustin Pop <>
doc-rfc (20170121-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* Switch packaging to multi-upstream-tarball, which means we can finally
stop shipping upstream files under `debian/'
2016-05-13 - Iustin Pop <>
doc-rfc (20160507-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream snapshot 20160507
* The upstream website changed a bit, which required dropping the old
html summary files (rfc-best.html, rfc-draft.html, etc.); the
rfc-index.txt still exists (in doc-rfc-std) and should be used instead
* Due to the upstream changes, the scripts used to distribute the rfcs
across the packages have been rewritten; if you see wrong
categorisation, please report it
2015-04-30 - Iustin Pop <>
doc-rfc (20150425-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version 20150425 (Closes: #776176)
* Add fix for broken contents in rfc2616 (Closes: #464631)
* Add dependency on doc-rfc-experimental to doc-rfc (Closes: #592165)
* Stop storing the timestamp in gzipped files (for reproducible builds)
* Standard version 3.9.6 (no changes needed)
* Add mechanism for rewriting broken PostScript files (Closes: #670129)
* Add autopkg tests for rfc presence and dhelp integration (should
prevent future occurrences of bugs similar to #670129)
2012-03-18 - Iustin Pop <>
doc-rfc (20120225-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update dependencies (replaces/breaks) to fix upgrade problems (Closes:
* Re-add "special-naming-scheme" rfc 17a (Closes: #591886).
* Remove all mentions of old numeric packages in relationships, in order
to simplify the dependencies.
2012-02-27 - Iustin Pop <>
doc-rfc (20120225-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Thomas Koch ]
* Imported Upstream version 20111105
* update debhelper compat and policy standard
* use debian/clean file
* modernize debian/rules
[ Iustin Pop ]
* Imported Upstream version 20120225
* Update debian/extra files for upstream 20120225
* Standards version 3.9.3 (updated section of the metapackage)
2010-08-04 - Iustin Pop <>
doc-rfc (20100731-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopt the package (Closes: #543883).
* New upstream version (Closes: #287224, #366673, #377602).
* Redo the way doc-base documents are registered (Closes: #200828,
#215068, #201618) and their contents (Closes: #210587, #380689, #366118).
* Change packaging scheme to eliminate the numeric packages and the
confusion regarding where to find a given RFC (Closes: #223504, #223504).
* Update/enhance the long description of packages (Closes: #209456,
#209471, #209491, #209631), thanks Clément Stenac.
2009-08-27 - Daniel Baumann <>
doc-rfc (20030621-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphaning package.
2008-02-16 - Daniel Baumann <>
doc-rfc (20030621-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #357591).

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