autoproject - create a skeleton source package for a new program

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name autoproject
Package version 0.20
Package release 6
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 399 B
Download size 53.50 KB
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autoproject interviews the user, then creates a source package for a
new program which follows the GNU programming standards.  The new
package uses autoconf to configure itself, and automake to create the
Makefile.  `make distcheck' succeeds.
The idea is that you execute autoproject just once when you start a
new project.  It will ask a few questions, then create a new directory
and populate it with standard files, customized for the new project.
Optionally, the new package will use a command line parser generator.
Currently, autoproject supports two parser generators: clig by Harald
Kirsch <> (see, and
autogen by Bruce Korb <> (see


Package Version Architecture Repository
autoproject_0.20-6_all.deb 0.20 all Debian Main
autoproject - - -


Name Value
automake -
automaken -


Type URL
Binary Package autoproject_0.20-6_all.deb
Source Package autoproject

Install Howto

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




2014-03-25 - Emanuele Rocca <>
autoproject (0.20-6) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Maintainer field set to QA Group.
* Drop automake1.9 from depends and build depends. (Closes: #741718).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5.
* Depend on ${misc:Depends}.
* Add missing targets to debian/rules: build-arch, build-indep.
* Build architecture-independent files in binary-indep rather than in
* Rename {postinst,postrm}.debhelper to {postinst,postrm}. Add debhelper
2007-10-06 - James R. Van Zandt <>
autoproject (0.20-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Update menu entries (thanks to Bill Allombert
* debian/rules: set debhelper compatibility level using debian/compat
instead of command in debian/rules.  Don't ignore failure in "make distclean".
2006-11-16 - James R. Van Zandt <>
autoproject (0.20-4) unstable; urgency=low
* autoproject.1: Correct the documented directories: Debian package
installs files under /usr, not under /usr/local (closes:Bug#398606)
2006-07-04 - James R. Van Zandt <>
autoproject (0.20-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: depend on automake1.9, not plain automake (closes:Bug#376332)
2006-06-25 - James R. Van Zandt <>
autoproject (0.20-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: bump version of automake dependency to 1.9.  Bump
policy level to 3.7.2 (no changes needed).  Build-Depends-Indep
debhelper converted to Build-Depends.
* debian/ex.doc-base.package: template deleted
2006-02-25 - James R. Van Zandt <>
autoproject (0.20-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* handle error return of expr (thanks to Joachim Reichel
<>, fixes:#154867)
* lib/cli/c/none/xmalloc.h: add this header file (fixes:#107847)
* README, autoproject.1: update author's email
* lib/cli/c++/none/xmalloc.c: eliminate references to error.h and
error(), to eliminate dependency on GNU libc. (fixes:#109538)
* lib/cli/c++/none/ eliminate multi-line strings (thanks to
Mario Lang <> (fixes:#253131)
* debian/copyright: update author and maintainer email 
* debian/rules: specify debhelper compatibility level 5
* debian/control: add comma after ${shlibs:Depends} so dpkg-gencontrol
can parse it - thanks to Daniel Schepler <>,
(fixes:#354195).  Specify the compatibility level 5 of debhelper.
Update to Debian policy version 3.5.2
* debian/rules: Install 'test' script as an example (debian-test no
longer exists)
* debian/menu: put section in quotes
2002-11-21 - James R. Van Zandt <>
autoproject (0.17-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release, supports automake 1.7
* debian/control: depends: automake|automake1.7|automaken
2002-07-05 - James R. Van Zandt <>
autoproject (0.15.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: update Bruce Korb's contact info
2002-04-12 - James R. Van Zandt <>
autoproject (0.15.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: build-depend on autoconf and automake
2002-03-10 - James R. Van Zandt <>
autoproject (0.15.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* (EEMAIL): initialize NAME to empty, and put $NAME in
quotes everywhere, to handle a name with spaces (thanks to Dave Love
<>) (closes:Bug#136912)

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