whereami - Automatically reconfigure your (laptop) system for a new location

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name whereami
Package version 0.3.34
Package release 0.3
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 416 B
Download size 61.85 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
whereami is a set of useful scripts and a coordinating system for
automatically re-locating your computer within the current (network)
Typically, you would use whereami to automatically detect and
re-configure your laptop when you move between a variety of diverse
networks and/or docking environments.
Although whereami will work best if all of your networks assign
addresses through dhcp, this is not a pre-requisite and the system
allows any technique to be used to ascertain the new location with
as little ongoing user intervention as possible.
Having ascertained the correct location, whereami will run appropriate
(user-configured) scripts to adjust the laptop operation to suit the
current environment.
See the man pages for more information.  You may also get useful
assistance from the debian-laptop mailing list, which is
frequented by several of the users and contributors.


Package Version Architecture Repository
whereami_0.3.34-0.3_all.deb 0.3.34 all Debian Main
whereami - - -


Name Value
dhcp-client -
fping -
iputils-ping -
isc-dhcp-client -
netbase -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package whereami_0.3.34-0.3_all.deb
Source Package whereami

Install Howto

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




2010-07-08 - Mehdi Dogguy <mehdi@debian.org>
whereami (0.3.34-0.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Compatibility with isc-dhcp-client (Closes: #585058).
2009-09-13 - Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@debian.org>
whereami (0.3.34-0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix release goal.
* Fix incorrect provides and dependencies in init.d script (Closes:
* Make sure /var/run/whereami is created at boot time if /var/run/
is a tmpfs.
* Make sure to depend on ${misc:Depends}, as debhelper is used.
* Do not ignore errors in postinst.  Thanks lintian for the tip.
* Remove last traces of debconf use, left over from last NMU.
2008-03-16 - Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
whereami (0.3.34-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix pending l10n issues.
* Remove unused templates file and debconf translations. 
Closes: #449520, #440070, #449519, #452692, #463679
Closes: #449520, #471688, #473471
* Fix detect.conf(5) man page (line 51)
2007-11-05 - Andrew McMillan <debian@mcmillan.net.nz>
whereami (0.3.34) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix no-longer-required link in postinst.  (closes: #449059)
* Updated german translation (closes:#449162)
2007-11-02 - Andrew McMillan <debian@mcmillan.net.nz>
whereami (0.3.33) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply lintian clean fixes, including re-revert DH_COMPAT.
* Ensure man pages are built with package.
* Correct logic inversion in testsupplicant (closes:#422647).
* Add testwpa script from Fran├žois Tourde.
* Add Brazillian Portugese translation (closes:#44070).
* Fix to ensure testsupplicant works when wpa_supplicant already running at
start of process.  (closes:#422650).
2007-02-27 - Andrew McMillan <debian@mcmillan.net.nz>
whereami (0.3.32) unstable; urgency=low
* Revert DH_COMPAT in debian/rules so this can go into Etch.
2007-02-26 - Andrew McMillan <debian@mcmillan.net.nz>
whereami (0.3.31) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove /usr/share/doc/whereami/examples which was empty (closes: #405306)
* Spanish translation (closes: #403443)
* Catalan translation (closes: #405307)
* Fix typo in PATH setting (closes: #402186)
* Correct use of /bin/sh to /bin/bash in a couple of test scripts
2006-12-01 - Andrew McMillan <debian@mcmillan.net.nz>
whereami (0.3.30) unstable; urgency=low
* Incorporated minor fixes from Ubuntu package.
2006-11-12 - Andrew McMillan <debian@mcmillan.net.nz>
whereami (0.3.29) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct old directory mentioned in README and add comment about $PATH
(closes: #367477).
* Add build, binary-indep and binary-arch targets (closes: #395813).
* Apply patches from Stefano Sabatini extending allowable SSIDs.
2005-11-02 - Andrew McMillan <debian@mcmillan.net.nz>
whereami (0.3.28) unstable; urgency=low
* Make testmii retry with ethtool if mii-tool's operation is not supported.
* Change some of the suggests to recommends (iputils-arping, resolvconf and
* Comment out some things in the whereami.conf that might result in some
unsightly error messages when running unconfiugured (closes: #336904)

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