changetrack - monitor changes to (configuration) files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name changetrack
Package version 4.7
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 109 B
Download size 20.36 KB
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A program to automatically monitor changes to a set of files.  If
files are modified one day, and the machine stops working correctly
some days later, changetrack provides information on which files were
modified, and thus helps locate the problem.  If you tell changetrack
to use either the line editor ed (the default) or The Revision
Control System (RCS), you can recover files to any previous stage.
If you do not want to install Perl, try out the filetraq or diffmon
package.  Another similar program is etckeeper.


Package Version Architecture Repository
changetrack_4.7-2_all.deb 4.7 all Debian Main
changetrack - - -


Name Value
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package changetrack_4.7-2_all.deb
Source Package changetrack

Install Howto

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




2014-03-23 - Emanuele Rocca <>
changetrack (4.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Maintainer field set to QA Group.
* Omit hostname from default destination e-mail address in debian/defaults
to fix e-mail sending with forwarder-only MTAs. (Closes: #637420)
* Add build-arch and build-indep to debian/rules.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5.
* Set debhelper compatibility level to 9.
2011-04-17 - Jens Peter Secher <>
changetrack (4.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
(Closes: #616370)
* Patch reject-weird-filenames is now included upstream.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2, no change.
2011-04-17 - Jens Peter Secher <>
changetrack (4.5-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Converted to dpkg-source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Depend on ${misc:Depends}.
2009-09-20 - Jens Peter Secher <>
changetrack (4.5-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* [reject-weird-filenames.diff] Also reject filenames with exclamation
marks, avoid spaces in auxiliary files, and quote filenames whereever
possible.  Urgency due to security implications.
2009-09-17 - Jens Peter Secher <>
changetrack (4.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* [reject-weird-filenames.diff] Fix possible local exploit by rejecting
filenames with unsafe characters (cf. CVE-2009-3233).  Thanks to Marek
Grzybowski and Andrzej Lemieszek.
(Closes: #546791)
2009-04-18 - Jens Peter Secher <>
changetrack (4.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Use quilt instead of dpatch for patches, and describe how to use
quilt in Debian.source (thanks to Russ Allbery).
* Added a Vcs-Hg control filed to indicate the location of the public
* Added Homepage for upstream.
* Upgraded to Standards-Version to 3.8.1 and debhelper compatibility to
2006-05-20 - Jens Peter Secher <>
changetrack (4.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Send mail via /usr/sbin/sendmail instead of Mail::Sendmail to avoid
assuming that there is something listening on port 25, thanks to Ian
Zimmerman.  (Closes: bug#367987)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.1 and debhelper compatibility to 5.
2005-09-28 - Jens Peter Secher <>
changetrack (4.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update FSF address in copyright file.
* Updated upstream contact points.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.6.2.
2005-04-27 - Jens Peter Secher <>
changetrack (4.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2005-04-27 - Jens Peter Secher <>
changetrack (3.18-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Escaped hyphens in manpage where necessary to distinguish hard from
soft hyphens.
* Changed comments in conf file to match the default settings.

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