chiark-scripts - chiark system administration scripts

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename chiark-scripts_4.4.2_all.deb
Package name chiark-scripts
Package version 4.4.2
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin admin::user-management interface::commandline protocol::dns role::program scope::utility use::checking use::synchronizing
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ian Jackson <>
Download size 61.94 KB
Installed size 195.00 KB
This package contains a number of small administration scripts used
by and other systems belonging to the Sinister
Greenend Organisation.  Featuring:
chiark-named-conf: a tool for managing nameserver configurations
and checking for suspected DNS problems.  Its main functions are to
check that delegations are appropriate and working, that secondary
zones are slaved from the right places, and to generate a
configuration for BIND, from its own input file.
sync-accounts: a simple but flexible account info synchroniser.
sync-accounts is a tool for copying un*x account data from remote
systems and installing it locally.  It is flexible and reasonably
straightforward, but lacks integration with other distributed
databases such as NIS.
cvs-repomove and cvs-adjustroot: tools for moving CVS repositories
and adjusting working trees.
palm-datebook-reminders: a program which emails mails you reminders
about the appointments in your Palm's Datebook.
cvsweb-list: cgi program to list ucgi (userv-utils) cvsweb repos
expire-iso8601: keep or expire backup trees named after their dates
gnucap2genspic, ngspice2genspic, genspic2gnuplot: convert gnucap
files and ngspice output files to genspic and genspic files to
gnuplot input so they can be plotted.
hexterm: connects to serial port and allows the user interact in
ASCII and hex.  Ie, a hex "terminal" program which lets you speak a
serial port protocol directly.  (Needs tcl8.4 to be installed.)
random-word, remountresizereiserfs,


Package Version Architecture Repository
chiark-scripts_4.4.2_all.deb 4.4.2 all Debian Main
chiark-scripts - - -


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chiark-named-conf -
sync-accounts -


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chiark-named-conf -
sync-accounts -


Type URL
Binary Package chiark-scripts_4.4.2_all.deb
Source Package chiark-utils

Install Howto

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




2014-12-21 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.4.2) unstable; urgency=low
Copyright licencing fixes:
* nntpid: Provice actual licence (dual MIT/GPL3+).  Closes:#773650.
* git-cache-proxy: Mention in debian/copyright.
* git-cache-proxy: Update copyright year list to include 2014.
2014-10-26 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.4.1) unstable; urgency=low
Safety and convenience fix:
* Redact command name characters outside 33-126.
Portability fixes for platforms where we can't build acctdump:
* Do not build on platforms with no <sys/acct.h>
Portability fixes for acctdump on kFreeBSD:
* Use different struct acct, and different headers, on different
* Tolerate lack of ac_exitcode.
* Tolerate lack of ac_minflt and ac_majflt (and use %lu as is right).
* Tolerate variation in ac_flag field name, and, to an extent, value.
* Print ac_mem and ac_io if available.
* Together, the above: Closes:#766913.
2014-10-26 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.4.0) unstable; urgency=low
New utilities:
* acctdump.  (Imported from CVS and chiark by Jonathan Amery.)
2014-07-28 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.3.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* expire-iso8601: Fix mistake in usage message.
* git-cache-proxy: Fix various bugs in housekeeping.  Fixes a bug
where a particular cache dir could become `Not a git repository.
2013-11-29 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.3.0) unstable; urgency=medium
New utilities:
* xduplic-copier.  Closes:#727223.
* git-cache-proxy.
New features:
* random-word: -F<n> option for using only first <n> lines of source file.
* Make xbatmon-simple tolerate the lack of "type" in power supply uevent
fields, by guessing the type from the presence or absence of "present"
(which appears for batteries) and "online" (which appears for mains).
Closes: #689134.
Documentation improvements:
* really: Add "danger!" warning to usage message description of -R.
* really: Document -R option in the manpage.  Closes:#693354.
* really: Document need to be in the "root" group as well.  (This is
better than removing the restriction, because it would be dangerous to
relax this security barrier in existing deployments.)  Closes:#693356.
* watershed; Provide -h and --help options.  Closes:#659989.
Build and portability fixes:
* cprogs: Saner build runes when extra libs or objs needed.
* debian/rules: use dpkg-buildflags and pass to Makefile.
* cprogs/Makefile: clean deletes $PROGRAMS
* random-word: Some perl-mode emacs formatting glitch workarounds.
* random-word: use strict; -w.
* cprogs/usr-local-src-misc-Makefile: Remove ancient cruft file.
2012-06-10 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.2.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Rename `xacpi-simple' to `xbatmon-simple':
- rename source file
- change program name in Makefiles, .gitignore, rules, etc.
- change program's idea of its own name for usage message
- look for X resources under both old ane new names
- provide a compatibility symlink (using dh_link)
2012-06-07 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.1.32) unstable; urgency=medium
xacpi-simple improvements:
* Better parsing of boolean -debug option.
* Support -into, -iconic and -withdrawn options.
Packaging fix:
* debian/rules clean removes various sv-* and dh log files.

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