papercut - simple and extensible NNTP server

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name papercut
Package version 0.9.13
Package release 7
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 480 B
Download size 42.18 KB
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Papercut is a simple NNTP server.  Its main objective is to integrate existing
web based message board software with an Usenet front-end.
However, using Python, new article containers can be added to store and
retrieve messages from various source and formats.
This package contains the following storage classes:
- Phorum web bulletin board (on MySQL or PostgreSQL),
- phpBB web bulletin board,
- PHPNuke/NukeBB web bulletin board,
- proxying another NNTP server,
- simple MySQL database,
- maildirs,
- mboxes.
Please note that Papercut is only a NNTP server, not a full-featured news
transport system.  It does not handle newsfeeding or other usual news
software features.


Package Version Architecture Repository
papercut_0.9.13-7_all.deb 0.9.13 all Debian Main
papercut - - -


Name Value
adduser -
python -
python-support >= 0.7.1


Type URL
Binary Package papercut_0.9.13-7_all.deb
Source Package papercut

Install Howto

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




2008-07-26 - César Gómez Martín <>
papercut (0.9.13-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed mysql and postgresql init dependencies (Closes: #486857)
* Fixed postinst rules. addgroup was not using --system switch (Closes: #490850)
2008-03-13 - César Gómez Martín <>
papercut (0.9.13-6) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #433308)
* Bashism fixed in /etc/init.d/papercut (Closes: #468693)
* python-support moved from Build-Depends to Build-Depends-Indep
(the package is arch: all)
* Fixed debian/copyright. storage/ has an additional copyright
* Added some missing directories to papercut.dirs
2008-02-20 - Juan Angulo Moreno <>
papercut (0.9.13-5) unstable; urgency=low
* QA Group upload.
* Added debian/papercut.postinst with user/group creation. (Closes: #462864)
* Fixed debian/papercut.postrm with delete user support.
* Fixed debian/papercut.init (with user daemon support).
* Added debian/ library.
* Fixed papercut script with
* Fixed .pid file (Its uses the default directory /var/run/papercut).
* Fixed debian/README.Debian: little error typo. (Closes: #445407)
* Update Debhelper 6.
* Update Standards Version to 3.7.3.
2006-08-01 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
papercut (0.9.13-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to the new Python Policy. (Closes: #380886)
2006-06-16 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
papercut (0.9.13-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix missing import of errno in papercut module.
* Fix Build-Depends and Build-Depends-Indep wrt. policy section 7.6.
* Add missing build target in debian/rules.
* Update to dehelper 5.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes required).
2006-04-09 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
papercut (0.9.13-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix plain MySQL storage: CHECK is a reserved word in MySQL 4.
* Make regexps in plain MySQL storage case insensitive: this bug was
triggered by Mailman posts.
* Fix insert_id() usage in phpBB and phpNuke storage. (Closes: #338962)
* Don't mention SSL port in (Closes: #338959)
* Fix startup failure when enabling auth_backends, patch by Jonas
Smedegaard. (Closes: #338958)
* Improve comments on the phpBB backend.
* Overhaul of the init script and daemonization process. (Closes: #338963)
* Improve quoted-printable and other encoding support. (Closes: #340723)
* Fix newsgroup listing for the phpBB storage: it now list public forum
as well as private forums when authentication is enabled.
2005-10-26 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
papercut (0.9.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #235941)
* Changes made to upstream during the packaging process:
- Remove she-bang from module source files.
- Use os.path.join more extensively avoiding potential configuation
errors for missing trailling slash.
- Add support to run in background.
- Add support for command-line options, mostly for the --foreground
option which returns papercut to original behaviour.
- Add automatic hostname detection.
- Settings now have default values overriden by local definitions.
- Fix a bug in article receiving which posted articles have multiple
line separators.

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