python-germinate - expand dependencies in seed packages (Python 2 interface)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name python-germinate
Package version 2.25
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 238 B
Download size 36.66 KB
Official Mirror
Germinate takes lists of seed packages and expands their dependencies to
produce a full list of packages. This can be used for purposes such as
managing the list of packages present in a derived distribution's archive
or CD builds.
This package provides Python 2 modules used by Germinate, which may also be
used directly.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-germinate_2.25_all.deb 2.25 all Ubuntu Universe
python-germinate - - -


Name Value
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7
python-apt >=


Type URL
Binary Package python-germinate_2.25_all.deb
Source Package germinate

Install Howto

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




2016-04-19 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.25) unstable; urgency=medium
* Cope with malformed Built-Using fields, since we only started checking
these recently and so older series have some errors.
2016-04-14 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.24) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* Create a [no-]follow-build-depends feature; follow by default.
* Expand source package by adding the Built-Using set.  Treat all
Built-Using as if part of the build-dependency tree.
[ Colin Watson ]
* Change default distribution to xenial.
2015-12-09 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.23) unstable; urgency=medium
* Handle Build-Depends-Arch, introduced in dpkg 1.16.4.
* Require at least Python 2.7 and simplify some code accordingly.
* Prefer Packages.xz and Sources.xz to other compression formats if
2015-08-18 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.22) unstable; urgency=medium
* Raise a slightly more useful exception if python-apt fails to parse a
* Work around lack of build profile support in older versions of
2015-05-19 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.21) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix broken germinate-update-metapackage caused by overenthusiastic
sorting of imports.
2015-05-18 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.20) unstable; urgency=medium
* Switch to git; adjust Vcs-* fields.
* Add support for fetching seeds from git (LP: #1455689).
* Change default distribution to wily.
* Policy version 3.9.6: no changes required.
2014-09-20 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.19) unstable; urgency=medium
* Make it possible to add a custom seed with no parents.
* Fix TagFile.sections to use try/finally so that the temporary directory
reliably gets cleaned up.
2014-07-18 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.18) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix Vcs-Bzr field so that it actually works with bzr.  Adjust
Vcs-Browser field to match.
* Allow subclasses of SeedStructure to override a new make_seed method in
order to slot in a different Seed implementation.
2014-04-25 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.17) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump recursion limit to 3000; apparently utopic trips over the existing
limit (LP: #1312478).
2014-04-03 - Colin Watson <>
germinate (2.16) unstable; urgency=medium
* Quote slashes in suite names when constructing local tag file names
(thanks, Eugene Paskevich).
* Change default distribution to trusty.
* Update kubuntu-meta example in germinate-update-metapackage(1).
* Policy version 3.9.5: no changes required.

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