python-urlgrabber - A high-level cross-protocol url-grabber

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Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name python-urlgrabber
Package version 3.9.1
Package release 4
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 244 B
Download size 52.08 KB
Official Mirror
urlgrabber dramatically simplifies the fetching of files. It is designed to
be used in programs that need common (but not necessarily simple)
url-fetching features. This package provides both a binary and a module, both
of the name urlgrabber.
It supports identical behavior for http://, ftp:// and file:/// URIs. It
provides HTTP keepalive, byte ranges, regets, progress meters, throttling,
retries, access to authenticated http/ftp servers, and proxies. Additionally
it has the ability to treat a list of mirrors as a single source and to
automatically switch mirrors if there is a failure.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-urlgrabber_3.9.1-4_all.deb 3.9.1 all Debian Main
python-urlgrabber - - -


Name Value
python >= 2.5
python-pycurl -
python-support >= 0.90.0


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python2.5-urlgrabber -
python2.6-urlgrabber -


Type URL
Binary Package python-urlgrabber_3.9.1-4_all.deb
Source Package urlgrabber

Install Howto

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




2010-07-08 - Kevin Coyner <>
urlgrabber (3.9.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Add two patches created from upstream development version. Closes: #587575. 
* Changed to 3.0 quilt format:
+ Add quilt to build-depends.
+ Add quilt command to debian/rules.
2010-06-25 - Kevin Coyner <>
urlgrabber (3.9.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add Depends on python-pycurl. Closes: #587000.
2010-06-25 - Kevin Coyner <>
urlgrabber (3.9.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Install with only the default python version to avoid unnecessary depends
on python2.5. Changes made to debian/rules. Closes: #587006. Thanks to
Stefano Rivera.  
* Debian files uploaded to svn repository on alioth for python modules.
Closes: #587004.
2010-06-21 - Kevin Coyner <>
urlgrabber (3.9.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. The main backend was changed from from urllib2 to
pycurl. The API is identical. Callers do not need to change anything.
Closes: #518436, #517993, #493251, #586400, #529752. 
* debian/control:
+ Bumped standards version to 3.8.4. No changes needed.
+ Bumped debhelper version to 7.4~.
+ Removed build dependency on dpatch.
+ Added build dependency on python-pycurl.
+ Updated homepage.
+ Set XS-Python-Version: >= 2.5
* Removed patch.
* Updated debian/watch for new homepage.
* Update homepage reference in debian/copyright. Closes: #586399. Updated
copyright information for additional new author Seth Vidal.
* Add debian/source/format file set to 3.0 (quilt).
* debian/rules: 
+ Run with current python version only.
+ Respect nocheck in DEB_BULID_OPTIONS (although failed tests don't abort
+ Changed dh_clean -k to dh_prep to conform with debhelper version 7.
build, as several tests fail)
* Bumped debian/compat from 5 to 7.
2009-11-14 - Debian Python Modules Team <>
urlgrabber (3.1.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Piotr O┼╝arowski ]
* Homepage field added
* Rename XS-Vcs-* fields to Vcs-* (dpkg supports them now)
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* debian/control
- switch Vcs-Browser field to viewsvn
[ Jakub Wilk ]
* Build-depend on python-all rather than python-all-dev.
* Remove superfluous references to CFLAGS from debian/rules.
* Prepare for Python 2.6 transition (closes: #556161).
* Typographical fixes in debian/copyright.
* Bump standards version to 3.8.3 (no additional changes needed).
* Point to the versioned LGPL-2.1 in debian/copyright.
* Add README.source.
2007-08-04 - Kevin Coyner <>
urlgrabber (3.1.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Patch to have urlgrabber.keepalive.HTTPHandler use Request.get_method() to
determine the appropriate HTTP method. Thanks to Jakub Wilk.
Closes: #433724
* Changed maintainer e-mail to reflect new Debian account.
* Added dpatch as Build-Depends to debian/control.
2007-04-09 - Kevin Coyner <>
urlgrabber (3.1.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Added python modules packaging team to uploaders and added
VCS fields.
2007-04-09 - Kevin Coyner <>
urlgrabber (3.1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Changed "Architecture: any" to all.
2007-04-06 - Kevin Coyner <>
urlgrabber (3.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* New maintainer. (Closes: #418095)
* Added man page.
* Cleaned up cruft in debian/rules.
* Rewrote debian/copyright.
* Cleaned up debian/control and added homepage.
* Added debian/README.Debian.
* Added debian/postinst to clean up unneeded docs that were inappropriately
added in previous versions.
* Removed unneeded debian/pycompat file.

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