dctrl-tools - Command-line tools to process Debian package information

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename dctrl-tools_2.22.2_i386.deb
Package name dctrl-tools
Package version 2.22.2
Package release -
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 157.19 KB
Installed size 541 B
Debian package information is generally stored in files having a
special file format, dubbed the Debian control file format (the dctrl
format), a special case of the record jar file format.  These tools
operate on any files conforming in a general sense to that format and
are therefore widely applicable whenever those formats are in play.
Included are:
grep-dctrl     - Grep dctrl-format files
grep-available - Grep the DPKG available database
grep-status    - Grep the DPKG status database
grep-aptavail  - Grep the APT available database
grep-debtags   - Grep the Debtags package database
sort-dctrl     - Sort dctrl-format files
tbl-dctrl      - Tabulate dctrl-format files
sync-available - Sync the dpkg available database with
the apt database


Package Version Architecture Repository
dctrl-tools_2.22.2_amd64.deb 2.22.2 amd64 Debian Main
dctrl-tools - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.4


Name Value
grep-dctrl -


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grep-dctrl -


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grep-dctrl -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package dctrl-tools_2.22.2_i386.deb
Source Package dctrl-tools

Install Howto

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




2012-06-07 - Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>
dctrl-tools (2.22.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Closes: #674836 (Builds with wrong CFLAGS), reported by me:
- Upgrade debhelper mode to 9.
- Work around debhelper bug 674912 by defining the default CFLAGS
using ?= in GNUmakefile.
- As pointed out by Jonathan Nieder in private mail, -Werror is not
a good idea in package builds (it may cause unnecessary FTBFS
breakage in the future as the toolchain and libraries change).
2012-05-27 - Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>
dctrl-tools (2.22.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Program translations ]
* Swedish, by Martin Bagge (closes: #673870)
* Portuguese (new), by Pedro Ribeiro (closes: #674637)
2012-05-13 - David Prévot <taffit@debian.org>
dctrl-tools (2.22) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
[ Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho ]
* debian/copyright: Upgraded to copyright-format/1.0, and updated.
* grep-dctrl: Allow distributing atom modifiers over a parenthesed predicate.
Closes: #319760 (allow -F modifiers to apply to an entire expression)
Reported by Enrico Zini <enrico@debian.org>
[ Program translations ]
* Indonesian (new), by Andika Triwidada.
* Vietnamese, by Nguyen Vu Hung.
[ Documentation translations ]
* German, by Chris Leick (closes: #671597).
* French, by David Prévot.
2012-03-31 - Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>
dctrl-tools (2.21.1) unstable; urgency=low
* grep-dctrl: Remove the old dead annoying banner code.
* grep-dctrl: Hardcode default input file names.
- The /etc/grep-dctrl.rc conffile is removed upon package upgrade.
- grep-dctrl.1.cp: Updated to match.
* grep-dctrl.1.cp: Fix indentation.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.3 with no other changes needed.
[ Program translations ]
* Danish, by Joe Hansen (closes: #654519, #664157).
* German, by Gerfried Fuchs.
* Japanese, by Noritada Kobayashi.
* Russian, by Yuri Kozlov (closes: #663608).
* English – United Kingdom removed.
* French, by David Prévot.
* Catalan, by Jordi Mallach.
* Spanish, by Javier Fernández-Sanguino (closes: #664963).
* Czech, by Miroslav Kure (closes: #665365).
* Finnish, by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho.
[ Documentation translations ]
* French, by David Prévot.
* German, by Chris Leick (closes: #664783).
2011-12-18 - Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>
dctrl-tools (2.20.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho ]
* Handle multiple instances of the same field gracefully.  No string changes.
Closes: #652034 (reported by myself)
[ David Prévot ]
* Man pages order in SEE ALSO, thanks to Chris Leick (closes: #651219).
* Consistently avoid use of CS vocabulary.
* Keep previous msgids of translated messages.
* Handle two missing translatable strings.
* Use of Policy compliant relations.
* Runtime strings review by Justin B Rye.
[ Program translations ]
* Catalan, by Jordi Mallach (closes: #652083).
* English – United Kingdom, by Jeff Bailes.
* French, by David Prévot.
* German, by Gerfried Fuchs.
* Spanish, by Javier Fernández-Sanguino (closes: #651409).
* Russian, by Yuri Kozlov (closes: #651444).
* Finnish, by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho.
[ Documentation translations ]
* French, by David Prévot.
* German, by Chris Leick (closes: #651218, #651706).
2011-11-27 - Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>
dctrl-tools (2.20) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve the testsuite.
* tester.sh: Do not output .differr if it wasn't constructed.
* grep-dctrl: Make a more modest fix for #525525 in adding an --ensure-dctrl
option that makes sure that the output (in the absence of the -n switch)
is in dctrl format.
- Later on we may want to make --ensure-dctrl the default.  In anticipation,
a --compat option has been added that countermands any --ensure-dctrl.
* grep-dctrl: With -c, output even a zero count and exit successfully.
Closes: #641255 (grep-dctrl -c does not print out 0 when it should)
[ Reported by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org> ]

See Also

Package Description
dctrl2xml_0.18_all.deb Debian control data to XML converter
ddccontrol-db_20061014-4_all.deb monitor database for ddccontrol
ddccontrol_0.4.2-10_i386.deb program to control monitor parameters
ddclient_3.8.0-11.5_all.deb address updating utility for dynamic DNS services
ddd-doc_3.3.12-4_all.deb Additional documentation for the Data Display Debugger
ddd_3.3.12-4_i386.deb The Data Display Debugger, a graphical debugger frontend
ddir_2010.0321+git1685e72-2_all.deb display hierarchical directory tree
ddns3-client_1.8-12_i386.deb Issues dynamic DNS v3 requests
ddpt_0.92-1_i386.deb Dump data to and from storage devices
dds2tar_2.5.2-4_i386.deb Tools for using DDS features of DAT drives with GNU tar
dds_2.1.2+ddd105-1_i386.deb bridge double dummy solver - frontend
ddskk_14.4-2_all.deb efficient Japanese input system for emacsen
ddtc_0.17.1_all.deb Deal with ddts mails
deal_3.1.9-3_i386.deb bridge hand generator
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