license-reconcile - tool to reconcile copyright file and source

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name license-reconcile
Package version 0.5
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 175 B
Download size 62.27 KB
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Out of the box the license-reconcile tool compares licensecheck output
and the debian/changelog file against the debian/copyright file. However
the power of the tool is that the behaviour can be overridden and complemented
by rules. Rules include the ability to file match, to match against
licensecheck output and to extract copyright years. The rules can be defined
in a file and should need to be changed less often than the debian/copyright
file itself. If necessary copyright and license data can be extracted
from the source code in more specialized ways by adding Perl modules
below Debian::LicenseReconcile::Filter.


Package Version Architecture Repository
license-reconcile_0.5_all.deb 0.5 all Debian Main
license-reconcile - - -


Name Value
devscripts -
libclass-xsaccessor-perl -
libconfig-any-perl -
libdebian-copyright-perl >= 0.2
libdpkg-perl -
libemail-address-perl -
libfile-fnmatch-perl -
libfile-mmagic-perl -
libfile-slurp-perl -
liblist-moreutils-perl -
libparse-debianchangelog-perl -
libreadonly-perl >= 1.600
libreadonly-perl << 1.500
libreadonly-perl >= 1.500
libreadonly-xs-perl -
libset-intspan-perl -
libsmart-comments-perl -
libtext-levenshteinxs-perl -
libuniversal-require-perl -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package license-reconcile_0.5_all.deb
Source Package license-reconcile

Install Howto

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




2014-06-29 - gregor herrmann <>
license-reconcile (0.5) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control: remove Nicholas Bamber from Uploaders on request of
the MIA team.
* Make (build) dependency on libreadonly-perl versioned to avoid test
failures with broken versions. (Closes: #753214)
* Add new libreadonly-perl as alterative to libreadonly-xs-perl.
* Add /me to Uploaders.
* debian/copyright: add section for debian/*.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.5.
2013-09-30 - Axel Beckert <>
license-reconcile (0.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Fix test suite to fix FTBFS (Closes: #724304)
+ Fix random order issues in t/17-copyright.t, t/18-app.t, and
+ Fix t/17-copyright.t for usage with recent libset-intspan-perl, add
version to build-dependency.
+ Adapt t/lib/ to Perl 5.18's error messages.
* Add test to ensure that all version numbers in the modules are the
same as in debian/changelog.
* Summarize build-dependencies on Perl as >= 5.18
* Make Changes a pointer to debian/changelog as nobody updated it anyway
2013-08-10 - gregor herrmann <>
license-reconcile (0.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Debian::LicenseReconcile::Utils: sort returned files. Thanks to Oleg
Gashev for the patch. (Closes: #713409)
2013-03-20 - gregor herrmann <>
license-reconcile (0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change Vcs-Git to canonical URI (git://
* Change based URIs to based URIs
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Add explicit (build) dependency on libuniversal-require-perl. It got
pulled in during build but not at runtime. Thanks to Michael Prokop
for the bug report. (Closes: #703496)
2012-12-30 - Nicholas Bamber <>
license-reconcile (0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release (Closes: #686485).

See Also

Package Description
licenseutils_0.0.7-3_amd64.deb Put copyright and license notices at the head of source code files
licq-dev_1.8.2-1_all.deb Licq development and header files
licq-plugin-autoreply_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb autoreply plug-in for Licq
licq-plugin-forwarder_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb forwarder plug-in for Licq
licq-plugin-icq_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb ICQ/AIM plug-in for Licq
licq-plugin-jabber_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb Jabber plug-in for Licq
licq-plugin-kde4_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb graphical user interface plug-in for Licq using KDE4
licq-plugin-msn_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb MSN plug-in for Licq
licq-plugin-osd_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb on-screen display plug-in for Licq
licq-plugin-qt4-common_1.8.2-1_all.deb common data files for the Qt4 and KDE4 Licq plugins
licq-plugin-qt4_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb graphical user interface plug-in for Licq using Qt4
licq-plugin-rms_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb remote management server plug-in for telnet Licq access
licq_1.8.2-1+b1_amd64.deb multi-protocol instant messaging client (base files)
lie_2.2.2+dfsg-2_amd64.deb Computer algebra package for Lie group computations
liece-dcc_2.0+0.20030527cvs-11.2_amd64.deb DCC program for liece