ubuntu-dev-tools - useful tools for Ubuntu developers

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name ubuntu-dev-tools
Package version 0.155
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 370 B
Download size 91.04 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This is a collection of useful tools that Ubuntu developers use to make their
packaging work a lot easier.
Such tools include:
- 404main - used to check what components a package's deps are in, for
doing a main inclusion report for example.
- backportpackage - helper to test package backports
- bitesize - add the 'bitesize' tag to a bug and comment that you are
willing to help fix it.
- check-mir - check support status of build/binary dependencies
- check-symbols - will compare and give you a diff of the exported symbols of
all .so files in a binary package.
- dch-repeat - used to repeat a change log into an older release.
- grab-merge - grabs a merge from merges.ubuntu.com easily.
- grep-merges - search for pending merges from Debian.
- harvest - grabs information about development opportunities from
- hugdaylist - compile HugDay lists from bug list URLs.
- import-bug-from-debian - copy a bug from the Debian BTS to Launchpad
- merge-changelog - manually merges two Debian changelogs with the same base
- mk-sbuild - script to create LVM snapshot chroots via schroot and
- pbuilder-dist, cowbuilder-dist - wrapper script for managing several build
chroots (for different Ubuntu and Debian releases) on the same system.
- pull-debian-debdiff - attempts to find and download a specific version of
a Debian package and its immediate parent to generate a debdiff.
- pull-debian-source - downloads the latest source package available in
Debian of a package.
- pull-lp-source - downloads latest source package from Launchpad.
- pull-revu-source - downloads the latest source package from REVU
- requestbackport - file a backporting request.
- requestsync - files a sync request with Debian changelog and rationale.
- reverse-depends - find the reverse dependencies (or build dependencies) of
a package.
- seeded-in-ubuntu - query if a package is safe to upload during a freeze.
- setup-packaging-environment - assistant to get an Ubuntu installation
ready for packaging work.
- sponsor-patch - Downloads a patch from a Launchpad bug, patches the source
package, and uploads it (to Ubuntu or a PPA)
- submittodebian - automatically send your changes to Debian as a bug report.
- syncpackage - helper to prepare .changes file to upload synced packages
- ubuntu-build - give commands to the Launchpad build daemons from the
command line.
- ubuntu-iso - output information of an Ubuntu ISO image.
- ubuntu-upload-permission - query / list the upload permissions for a
- update-maintainer - script to update maintainer field in ubuntu packages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ubuntu-dev-tools_0.155ubuntu2_all.deb 0.155ubuntu2 all Ubuntu Updates Universe
ubuntu-dev-tools_0.155ubuntu2_all.deb 0.155ubuntu2 all Ubuntu Updates Universe
ubuntu-dev-tools_0.155_all.deb 0.155 all Ubuntu Universe
ubuntu-dev-tools - - -


Name Value
binutils -
dctrl-tools -
devscripts >= 2.11.0~
diffstat -
distro-info >= 0.2~
dpkg-dev -
lsb-release -
perl -
python -
python-apt >= 0.7.93~
python-debian >= 0.1.20~
python-distro-info >= 0.4~
python-httplib2 -
python-launchpadlib >= 1.5.7
python-lazr.restfulclient -
python-ubuntutools -
python:any >= 2.6~
sudo -


Type URL
Binary Package ubuntu-dev-tools_0.155_all.deb
Source Package ubuntu-dev-tools

Install Howto

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




2015-10-30 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org>
ubuntu-dev-tools (0.155) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* Fix python3 setup.py clean failing to read unicode from
* Fix test_config to skip Unicode environment variable test, when python
interpreter is not running in an Unicode capable locale.
* Add python-ubuntutools dependency to ubuntu-dev-tools.
[ Adam Conrad ]
* Allow requestsync/syncpackage to work with either codename or alias.
[ Mike Miller ]
* mk-sbuild, pull-debian-{debdiff,source}: Use httpredir.debian.org as the
default mirror for Debian.
[ Scott Moser ]
* ubuntutools/archive.py/rmadison: return results for sid if asked about
Some versions of rmadison return results with 'unstable' when asked
about sid. Others return 'sid'. This makes a query of 'unstable' return
results for sid.
End result is fixing 'pull-debian-source hello' on wily.
[ Benjamin Drung ]
* Upload to unstable
* Move python*-ubuntutools to section Python
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes needed)
* Install bash completions into /usr/share/bash-completion/completions
instead of deprecated /etc/bash_completion.d
* Drop recommending perl-modules. perl-base is enough for dch-repeat and
2014-12-23 - Dimitri John Ledkov <dimitri.j.ledkov@linux.intel.com>
ubuntu-dev-tools (0.154) experimental; urgency=medium
[ Logan Rosen ]
* pbuilder-dist: Fix yes/no for unknown distribution (LP: #1311884).
[ Yuan-Chen Cheng ]
* mk-sbuild: better message for cross build so that new start have
correct sbuild command from the last message of mk-sbuild.
[ Niklas Fiekas ]
* mk-sbuild: support debootstrap keyring and no-check-gpg
options. (Closes: 754327)
[ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* Port ubuntutools module to python3.
2014-04-15 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org>
ubuntu-dev-tools (0.153) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Stefano Rivera ]
* Acknowledge NMU. Thanks to Paul.
* Explicitly use xz compression when building source packages, rather than
relying on dpkg >= 1.16.5 behavior.
[ Robie Basak ]
* check-mir: correctly parse dependencies with architecture specifications
(LP: #1149679).
[ Benjamin Drung ]
* pbuilder-dist:
- Set different aptcache directories for Debian and Ubuntu.
- Store build logs in <source>_<version>_<arch>.build instead of
last_operation.log (to avoid overwriting build logs).
2014-02-24 - Paul Tagliamonte <paultag@debian.org>
ubuntu-dev-tools (0.152+nmu1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Change debian.tar.gz to debian.tar.xz (Closes: #738413)
2014-01-06 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org>
ubuntu-dev-tools (0.152) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* Add ppc64el to valid architectures in pbuilder-dist and ubuntu-build.
* Simplify mirror detection in mk-sbuild, all supported releases, all
architectures but i386/amd64 are on ports.ubuntu.com
[ Benjamin Drung ]
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5.
2013-10-23 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org>
ubuntu-dev-tools (0.151) unstable; urgency=low
[ Dmitrijs Ledkovs ]
* Since Britney migration was introduced in Ubuntu, automatic syncing is
always done from unstable. Adjust requstsync & syncpackage to always
default to unstable.
2013-10-14 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org>
ubuntu-dev-tools (0.150) unstable; urgency=low
[ Brian Murray ]
* ubuntutools/sponsor_patch/sponsor_patch.py: correct grammar regarding
which task for the patch, cache bug.id instead of retrieving it up more
than once.
[ Dmitrijs Ledkovs ]
* add arm64 knowledge to mk-sbuild, ubuntu-build, pbuilder-dist.
[ Benjamin Drung ]
* Switch to debhelper 9.

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