papercut - simple and extensible NNTP server

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name papercut
Package version 0.9.13
Package release 7ubuntu1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 480 B
Download size 42.30 KB
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Papercut is a simple NNTP server.  Its main objective is to integrate existing
web based message board software with an Usenet front-end.
However, using Python, new article containers can be added to store and
retrieve messages from various source and formats.
This package contains the following storage classes:
- Phorum web bulletin board (on MySQL or PostgreSQL),
- phpBB web bulletin board,
- PHPNuke/NukeBB web bulletin board,
- proxying another NNTP server,
- simple MySQL database,
- maildirs,
- mboxes.
Please note that Papercut is only a NNTP server, not a full-featured news
transport system.  It does not handle newsfeeding or other usual news
software features.


Package Version Architecture Repository
papercut_0.9.13-7ubuntu1_all.deb 0.9.13 all Ubuntu Universe
papercut - - -


Name Value
adduser -
python -
python-support >= 0.7.1


Type URL
Binary Package papercut_0.9.13-7ubuntu1_all.deb
Source Package papercut

Install Howto

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




2008-12-29 - Luca Falavigna <>
papercut (0.9.13-7ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low
* Suggest phpbb3 instead of phpbb2.
2008-07-26 - César Gómez Martín <>
papercut (0.9.13-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed mysql and postgresql init dependencies (Closes: #486857)
* Fixed postinst rules. addgroup was not using --system switch (Closes: #490850)
2008-03-13 - César Gómez Martín <>
papercut (0.9.13-6) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #433308)
* Bashism fixed in /etc/init.d/papercut (Closes: #468693)
* python-support moved from Build-Depends to Build-Depends-Indep
(the package is arch: all)
* Fixed debian/copyright. storage/ has an additional copyright
* Added some missing directories to papercut.dirs
2008-02-20 - Juan Angulo Moreno <>
papercut (0.9.13-5) unstable; urgency=low
* QA Group upload.
* Added debian/papercut.postinst with user/group creation. (Closes: #462864)
* Fixed debian/papercut.postrm with delete user support.
* Fixed debian/papercut.init (with user daemon support).
* Added debian/ library.
* Fixed papercut script with
* Fixed .pid file (Its uses the default directory /var/run/papercut).
* Fixed debian/README.Debian: little error typo. (Closes: #445407)
* Update Debhelper 6.
* Update Standards Version to 3.7.3.
2006-08-01 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
papercut (0.9.13-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to the new Python Policy. (Closes: #380886)
2006-06-16 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
papercut (0.9.13-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix missing import of errno in papercut module.
* Fix Build-Depends and Build-Depends-Indep wrt. policy section 7.6.
* Add missing build target in debian/rules.
* Update to dehelper 5.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes required).
2006-04-09 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
papercut (0.9.13-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix plain MySQL storage: CHECK is a reserved word in MySQL 4.
* Make regexps in plain MySQL storage case insensitive: this bug was
triggered by Mailman posts.
* Fix insert_id() usage in phpBB and phpNuke storage. (Closes: #338962)
* Don't mention SSL port in (Closes: #338959)
* Fix startup failure when enabling auth_backends, patch by Jonas
Smedegaard. (Closes: #338958)
* Improve comments on the phpBB backend.
* Overhaul of the init script and daemonization process. (Closes: #338963)
* Improve quoted-printable and other encoding support. (Closes: #340723)
* Fix newsgroup listing for the phpBB storage: it now list public forum
as well as private forums when authentication is enabled.
2005-10-26 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
papercut (0.9.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #235941)
* Changes made to upstream during the packaging process:
- Remove she-bang from module source files.
- Use os.path.join more extensively avoiding potential configuation
errors for missing trailling slash.
- Add support to run in background.
- Add support for command-line options, mostly for the --foreground
option which returns papercut to original behaviour.
- Add automatic hostname detection.
- Settings now have default values overriden by local definitions.
- Fix a bug in article receiving which posted articles have multiple
line separators.

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