how-can-i-help - show opportunities for contributing to Debian

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name how-can-i-help
Package version 16
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 37 B
Download size 11.32 KB
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Package Version Architecture Repository
how-can-i-help_16_all.deb 16 all Debian Main
how-can-i-help - - -


Name Value
ruby >= 1:1.9.3
ruby-debian >= 0.3.8~
ruby-json >= 1.7.3-3


Type URL
Binary Package how-can-i-help_16_all.deb
Source Package how-can-i-help

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install how-can-i-help deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install how-can-i-help




2018-03-19 - Tomasz Nitecki <>
how-can-i-help (16) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Paul Wise ]
* Correct the home directory handling (Closes: #859380)
[ Tomasz Nitecki ]
* debian/control: Use in Vcs-* fields.
how-can-i-help repository was moved to
* debian/copyright: Bump years to include 2018.
* d/compat d/control: Bump debhelper version to 11.
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.3; no changes needed.
2017-01-24 - Tomasz Nitecki <>
how-can-i-help (15) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Nicolas Braud-Santoni ]
* Use a stable sort order. Closes: #835653
* Use the sort_by idiom where needed, for clarity and consistency
[ Paul Wise ]
* Wrap and sort the Debian packaging
* Drop unneeded ${shlibs:Depends} variable
* Correct the dpkg filtering in the manual page
[ Daniel Shahaf ]
* Fix typo in manual page command
* Add support for 'help' tag. Closes: #825349
[ Tomasz Nitecki ]
* Clarified title of a section displaying package bugs tagged
'newcomer'. Closes: #842353
* Gracefully handle SIGPIPE. Closes: #845265
2016-05-17 - Tomasz Nitecki <>
how-can-i-help (14) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Paul Wise ]
* Exit with an error for download errors, actually Closes: #823193
[ Tomasz Nitecki ]
* Minor changelog adjustment (unnecessary dot removed).
2016-05-10 - Tomasz Nitecki <>
how-can-i-help (13) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Paul Wise ]
* Replace gift in the package description with newcomer
[ Tomasz Nitecki ]
* Added an option to define exit code handling. Closes: #823193
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (no changes required).
* Minor code cleanup.
2016-03-04 - Tomasz Nitecki <>
how-can-i-help (12) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Lucas Nussbaum ]
* Defend against invalid encoding in package descriptions (in the output of
dpkg -l). We only care about the first two columns anyway. Closes: #791515
[ Tomasz Nitecki ]
* Sort bug numbers for RC bugs. Closes: #810757
* Added an option to output data in JSON format. Closes: #794238
* Double quotes replaced with single quotes where applicable.
* Updated manpages (added --json flag description).
* Updated copyright statements.
* debian/compat, debian/control: Bumped compat level to 9.
* debian/control: Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.7 (no changes required).
* debian/control: Switched Vcs-* fields to https.
2015-06-02 - Tomasz Nitecki <>
how-can-i-help (11) unstable; urgency=high
* Allow hcih to download data through https. Closes: #787471
Patch from Stephen Kitt <>
2014-12-01 - Tomasz Nitecki <>
how-can-i-help (10) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Tomasz Nitecki ]
* Added support for 'newcomer' tag. Closes: #769640
- Added support for 'newcomer' option
- Updated manual and help
- Added 'gift' tag depreciation warning
[ Lucas Nussbaum ]
* Fix a few typos in the manpage.
+ Re-generated the manpage from ascii. The generated format changed
slightly, causing a rather huge diff.
2014-10-25 - Tomasz Nitecki <>
how-can-i-help (9) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Lucas Nussbaum ]
* Step down from the Maintainer role and add Tomasz. He has been doing all
the great work lately anyway.
[ Tomasz Nitecki ]
* Bump standards version to 3.9.6 (no changes required).
* Added an option to show pseudo-packages tagged as 'gift'.
Pseudo-packages tagged as 'gift' will appear in a new 'infrastructure'
section, regardless of the fact if they are installed or not. They can
be hidden using 'ignore' file. Thanks to Laura Arjona Reina for the idea!
2014-10-18 - Tomasz Nitecki <>
how-can-i-help (8) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Tomasz Nitecki ]
* how-can-i-help can be configured to show only specific types of
opportunities. Closes: #742245
* Updated manpage and --help output.
* Added two more links to 'see also' section.
[ Paul Wise ]
* Use https instead of http where possible.

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