sdate - never ending September date

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name sdate
Package version 0.4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 91 B
Download size 10.19 KB
Official Mirror
sdate wraps the libc localtime() and gmtime() functions to output the eternal
september 1993 date.
sdate works like fakeroot (on which its code is based) by setting LD_PRELOAD
to a wrapper library.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sdate_0.4_i386.deb 0.4 i386 Ubuntu Universe
sdate - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.4


Type URL
Binary Package sdate_0.4_amd64.deb
Source Package sdate

Install Howto

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




2014-04-25 - Christoph Berg <>
sdate (0.4) unstable; urgency=medium
* B-D on dh-autoreconf and update rules file to use dh --with autoreconf.
Closes: #744657.
2009-11-14 - Stefano Zacchiroli <>
sdate (0.3.1+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/rules: add dh_installdeb to fix non-generation of maintainer
scripts and non-invocation of ldconfig (Closes: #553011)
2009-08-16 - Christoph Berg <>
sdate (0.3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Update config.guess & sub at build time. (Closes: #534813)
* Bump Standards-Version, use DH compat 7.
2006-04-25 - Christoph Berg <>
sdate (0.3) unstable; urgency=low
* The epoch is now configurable, use sdate -e 1977-03 or set
2005-09-05 - Christoph Berg <>
sdate (0.2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Capitalize September in Description and documentation (Closes: #306372,
thanks to Joey Schulze).
* Remove sharutils Build-Dep.
* Lintian: our package name is ok.
* Bump Standards-Version.
* I'm DD :-).
2005-04-24 - Christoph Berg <>
sdate (0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed algorithm to work independently of timezone.
* First Debian upload (Closes: #304266).
* Wrote manpage.
* Added lintian and linda overrides.
2004-10-15 - Christoph Berg <>
sdate (0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial version.
* Sources copied from fakeroot 1.1.2.

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