devscripts - scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Security Updates Main amd64
Package name devscripts
Package version 2.12.6+deb7u2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.66 KB
Download size 856.16 KB
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Package Version Architecture Repository
devscripts_2.14.11~bpo70+1_amd64.deb 2.14.11~bpo70+1 amd64 Debian Backports Main
devscripts_2.14.11~bpo70+1_i386.deb 2.14.11~bpo70+1 i386 Debian Backports Main
devscripts_2.12.6+deb7u2_i386.deb 2.12.6+deb7u2 i386 Debian Security Updates Main
devscripts_2.12.6+deb7u2_amd64.deb 2.12.6+deb7u2 amd64 Debian Main
devscripts_2.12.6+deb7u2_i386.deb 2.12.6+deb7u2 i386 Debian Main
devscripts - - -


Name Value
dpkg-dev >=
libc6 >= 2.3.4
perl -
python << 2.8
python >= 2.6.6-7~


Name Value
ubuntu-dev-tools << 0.124~


Type URL
Binary Package devscripts_2.12.6+deb7u2_amd64.deb
Source Package devscripts

Install Howto

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


2013-12-23 - James McCoy <>
devscripts (2.12.6+deb7u2) stable-security; urgency=high
* uscan:
+ Repack the tarball and verify it is a compressed archive without
allowing arbitrary code execution.  Fixes CVE-2013-6888.
+ Follow tar's recommended security practices
- Use --keep-old-files --no-overwrite-dir
- Ensure parent directory of directory used for repacking archive isn't
accessible to other users.
2013-10-04 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
devscripts (2.12.6+deb7u1) stable; urgency=low
* Fix build-rdeps to work with Wheezy being stable (Closes: #695975)
2012-11-25 - Benjamin Drung <>
devscripts (2.12.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Actual install German translation.
2012-10-24 - Benjamin Drung <>
devscripts (2.12.5) unstable; urgency=low
[ James McCoy ]
* bts:
+ Provide a clearer error message when Authen::SASL isn't installed.
(Closes: #689816)
+ Don't require a usertag after 'bts usertag <bug> ='.  (Closes: #689815)
+ Don't require a package after 'bts affects <bug> ='.  (Closes: #690131)
* Add German translation of man pages.  Thanks to Chris Leick.  (Closes:
[ Benjamin Drung ]
* Fix Subversion typo and write all instances of it with an capital initial
letter. Thanks to Regid Ichira for the finding. (Closes: #689953)
* debuild:
- Fix failure if called with --preserve-env and GREP_OPTIONS is set.
Thanks to Aaron Culich for the patch.  (Closes: #501056, LP: #581319)
- Add missing bits to support dpkg-genchanges hook.
Thanks to Maciej Malycha for the patch. (LP: #1065201)
* wrap-and-sort: Sort Pre-Depends list (LP: #1070599)
[ David Prévot ]
* French translation update.
2012-09-24 - James McCoy <>
devscripts (2.12.4) unstable; urgency=low
[ James McCoy ]
* dget: Avoid an infinite loop when a .changes/.dsc file references itself.
(Closes: #687670)
* debdiff:
+ Set $TMPDIR when running interdiff so its temp files get cleaned up on
+ Fallback to manual diff of source package if interdiff fails.  (Closes:
* dcmd: Don't add "--" to the command being executed.  The user has to know
where this should be used/if it can be used.  (Closes: #687964)
* debcheckout: Fix collision in short options.  Use -P for --package.
(Closes: #688150)
[ Benjamin Drung ]
* licensecheck: Recognize licenses in (fixed-form) Fortran code. Thanks to
Francesco Poli for the patch and the example. (Closes: #687452)

See Also

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didiwiki_0.5-11+deb7u2_amd64.deb simple wiki implementation with built-in webserver
dietlibc-dev_0.33~cvs20120325-4+deb7u1_amd64.deb diet libc - a libc optimized for small size
dietlibc-doc_0.33~cvs20120325-4+deb7u1_all.deb diet libc documentation - a libc optimized for small size
dnsmasq-base_2.62-3+deb7u4_amd64.deb Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server
dnsmasq-utils_2.62-3+deb7u4_amd64.deb Utilities for manipulating DHCP leases
dnsmasq_2.62-3+deb7u4_all.deb Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server
dnsutils_9.8.4.dfsg.P1-6+nmu2+deb7u20_amd64.deb Clients provided with BIND
dokuwiki_0.0.20120125b-2+deb7u2_all.deb standards compliant simple to use wiki
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dovecot-core_2.1.7-7+deb7u2_amd64.deb secure mail server that supports mbox, maildir, dbox and mdbox mailboxes
dovecot-dev_2.1.7-7+deb7u2_amd64.deb header files for the dovecot mail server
dovecot-gssapi_2.1.7-7+deb7u2_amd64.deb GSSAPI authentication support for Dovecot