hello - example package based on GNU hello

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main i386
Package filename hello_2.10-1_i386.deb
Package name hello
Package version 2.10
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category devel
Homepage http://www.gnu.org/software/hello/
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 26.88 KB
Installed size 104.00 KB
The GNU hello program produces a familiar, friendly greeting.  It
allows non-programmers to use a classic computer science tool which
would otherwise be unavailable to them.
Seriously, though: this is an example of how to do a Debian package.
It is the Debian version of the GNU Project's `hello world' program
(which is itself an example for the GNU Project).


Package Version Architecture Repository
hello_2.10-1_amd64.deb 2.10 amd64 Ubuntu Main
hello - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Name Value
hello-traditional -


Name Value
hello-debhelper << 2.9
hello-traditional -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package hello_2.10-1_i386.deb
Source Package hello

Install Howto

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




2015-03-22 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello (2.10-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/patches: Drop 01-fix-i18n-of-default-message, no longer needed.
* debian/patches: Drop 99-config-guess-config-sub, no longer needed.
* debian/rules: Drop override_dh_auto_build hack, no longer needed.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.6 (no changes for this).
2014-11-06 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello (2.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply patch from Reuben Thomas to fix i18n of default message.
This is upstream commit c4aed00. Closes: #767172.
* The previous change in src/hello.c trigger a rebuild of man/hello.1
that we don't need. Add a "touch man/hello.1" to avoid it.
* Use Breaks: hello-debhelper (<< 2.9), not Conflicts,
as hello-debhelper is deprecated.
* Restore simple watch file from old hello package that was lost
when the packages were renamed.
* Update 99-config-guess-config-sub patch.
2014-04-12 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello (2.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Closes: #744195.
* Source now contains README-dev. Closes: #621716.
* Reworded short description.
* Renamed source and binary from "hello-debhelper" to "hello".
* The hello package will be renamed to "hello-traditional".
* The file debian/rules is now the one using dh.
* Added appropriate Conflicts/Replaces.
* Raised priority to "optional".
* Standards-Version: 3.9.5.
2012-05-27 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello-debhelper (2.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Increase debhelper compatibility level to 9.
* Dropped CFLAGS stuff, debhelper already takes care of that.
* Dropped dh_auto_clean as it does no longer work. Just make distclean
if there is a Makefile. Added override_dh_auto_clean to dh version.
* Dropped patch 01-no-usr-share-info-dir-gz. No longer needed
when using debhelper >= 9.20120311 with a source package created
with a recent automake which supports AM_UPDATE_INFO_DIR.
* Updated Build-Depends accordingly.
2012-02-26 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello-debhelper (2.7-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Get CFLAGS from dpkg-buildflags.
* Drop -g as it's provided by dpkg-buildflags. Add -Wall as it's not.
* Drop noopt handling, dpkg-buildflags already takes care of that.
* Added "dh_installdocs NEWS" to dh version to sync with non-dh one.
2011-08-04 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello-debhelper (2.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added recommended targets build-arch and build-indep.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.2.
2011-04-05 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello-debhelper (2.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2010-08-18 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello-debhelper (2.6-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use debhelper compatibility level 8, the new recommended mode.
2010-08-06 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello-debhelper (2.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format. Closes: #574878.
* Added a note to debian/rules about the new dh syntax.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.1 (no special changes for this).
2010-02-14 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
hello-debhelper (2.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Added homepage field to control file.
* Added cross-compilation support, using the new dh_auto_* commands
from debhelper 7. Thanks a lot to Colin Watson. Closes: #550328.
* Standards-Version: 3.8.4 (no special changes for this).

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