slack - configuration management program for lazy admins

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name slack
Package version 0.15.2
Package release 7
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 170 B
Download size 30.81 KB
Official Mirror
slack tries to allow centralized configuration management with a bare
minimum of effort.  Usually, just putting a file in the right place
will cause the right thing to be done.  It uses rsync to copy files
around, so can use any sort of source (NFS directory, remote server
over SSH, remote server over rsync) that rsync supports.


Package Version Architecture Repository
slack_0.15.2-7_all.deb 0.15.2 all Ubuntu Universe
slack - - -


Name Value
perl -
rsync -


Type URL
Binary Package slack_0.15.2-7_all.deb
Source Package slack

Install Howto

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




2015-06-09 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: remove unnecessary dependency on perl-modules (closes:
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
* debian/control: unversion dependencies on perl and rsync
* debian/rules: convert to dh7 format
* debian/control: add build-dependency on rsync so tests work
2014-05-26 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/watch: updated to use contribution from bartm
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
2012-02-13 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Converted to 3.0 (quilt) source format
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
* debian/rules: added build-{indep,arch} targets
2010-10-27 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/docs: add some additional upstream documentation
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version
* debian/control: added ${misc:Depends} to dependencies
* debian/control: made debhelper versioned build-dep >= 6.0.7~
* debian/rules: invoke dh_lintian
* debian/slack.lintian-overrides: override non-standard-dir-perm for
2008-08-01 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-3) unstable; urgency=high
* debian/prerm: handle an empty /etc/slack.conf in a less destructive manner
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
2008-04-22 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/watch: updated for new upstream location
2008-04-22 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* The "Yay, upstream has stopped shipping a debian directory!" release
* New upstream release
* debian/rules: maintain mode 0700 on /var/{cache,lib}/slack
2008-03-22 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.14.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* The "I'm sick of waiting for Sundell to make an upstream release without a
debian directory" release
* debian/watch: corrected URL
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
* debian/rules: moved all the action to the binary-indep target
2007-10-27 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.14.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Suggests: openssh-server, openssh-client instead of ssh
(closes: #432749)
2007-06-18 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.14.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #429634)

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