usepackage - utility to manage environment variables from within dotfiles

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name usepackage
Package version 1.8
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 124 B
Download size 27.34 KB
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Usepackage is a tool for managing the Unix environment for a multi-tool,
multi-platform site. It is designed to simplify login scripts and allow
administrators to control users' environments centrally. This tool should be
considered primarily designed for sites where users have to deal with a number
of different tools, or versions of tools, that are installed in different
locations and require environment variables to be set. This is particularly a
problem for developers, or anyone who has to manage a large toolset across
multiple platforms (e.g. different versions of the Sun JDK which require
various environment variables to be set correctly). One or more central
configuration files control a number of different "packages" and their
associated environment and dependencies for different platforms (this includes
the standard PATH, MANPATH, and LD_LIBRARY_PATH variables). A single user
command, use, can be invoked to source the appropriate environment information
into the users' current shell.


Package Version Architecture Repository
usepackage_1.8-1_amd64.deb 1.8 amd64 Debian Main
usepackage - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7-1


Type URL
Binary Package usepackage_1.8-1_i386.deb
Source Package usepackage

Install Howto

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




2009-01-04 - Miguelangel Jose Freitas Loreto <>
usepackage (1.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* New maintainer. (Closes: #495158)
* Fix debian/watch fails to report upstream's version (Closes: #450385)
* Update Standards-Version to 3.8.0
2008-08-22 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
usepackage (1.6.3-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix building with sudo, patch by Thiemo Seufer (Closes: #495136)
2003-04-05 - Luca Filipozzi <>
usepackage (1.6.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2002-07-12 - Luca Filipozzi <>
usepackage (1.6.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* moved usepackage.conf from /usr/etc/ to /etc/usepackage/
2002-06-17 - Luca Filipozzi <>
usepackage (1.6.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2002-06-02 - Luca Filipozzi <>
usepackage (1.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: added build dep on flex and bison (Closes: Bug#148709)
2002-05-26 - Luca Filipozzi <>
usepackage (1.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.

See Also

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utf8-migration-tool_0.5.7_all.deb Debian UTF-8 migration wizard
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