par2 - PAR 2.0 compatible file verification and repair tool

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name par2
Package version 0.7.2
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 277 B
Download size 106.87 KB
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par2cmdline is a command line utility for creating and using PAR2 files
to detect and repair damage in data files. It is most commonly used as
part of backup systems as well as on Usenet.
In case files in a recovery set get damaged (e.g. while transmitted over
a network or stored on a faulty disk) the program can read the damaged
files and the (possibly damaged) PAR2 files, and regenerate the original
input files.


Package Version Architecture Repository
par2_0.7.2-1_amd64.deb 0.7.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
par2 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:4.2
libgomp1 >= 4.9
libstdc++6 >= 5.2


Type URL
Binary Package par2_0.7.2-1_i386.deb
Source Package par2cmdline

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install par2 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install par2




2017-06-21 - JCF Ploemen (jcfp) <>
par2cmdline (0.7.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
+ adds multithreading support. (Closes: #466730) (LP: #197852)
* Watch:
+ adjust file matching regex to match upstream changes.
+ add verification of upstream cryptographic signature.
* Patches: drop all, merged upstream.
* Rules: remove dh_clean override, no longer needed.
* Copyright: bump years for upstream and packaging.
2017-01-11 - JCF Ploemen (jcfp) <>
par2cmdline (0.6.14-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Control: switch git url to https.
* Rules: enable all hardening options.
* Patches:
+ add 02: restore the examples section from the previous manpage,
written by Andres Salomon. (Closes: #827720)
+ add 03: avoid unconditional use of PATH_MAX which isn't defined on
hurd. Fixes build failure on that platform.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (from 3.9.6, no further changes).
2015-08-10 - JCF Ploemen (jcfp) <>
par2cmdline (0.6.14-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Add patch 01: use /dev/urandom instead of /dev/random in test 20
to prevent lengthy delays during build.
2015-05-28 - JCF Ploemen (jcfp) <>
par2cmdline (0.6.13-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
+ Adds argument of option -b to the manpage. (Closes: #782980)
+ Fixes repair error with nested directories. (Closes: #781129)
+ Fixes failure to find data blocks beyond the point of damage
after removal of a single byte. (Closes: #785127)
* Update homepage, watchfile to match renamed github repository.
* Bump copyright years.
2014-11-17 - JCF Ploemen (jcfp) <>
par2cmdline (0.6.11-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
+ Fixes a regression causing failure to locate misnamed files
during repair. (Closes: #769820)
* Bump standards-version to 3.9.6 (no changes needed).
2014-09-10 - JCF Ploemen (jcfp) <>
par2cmdline (0.6.10-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
+ Fixes crash during verification. (Closes: #759997)
2014-08-08 - JCF Ploemen (jcfp) <>
par2cmdline (0.6.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2014-05-12 - JCF Ploemen (jcfp) <>
par2cmdline (0.6.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
+ Adds support for specifying absolute size of recovery data.
(Closes: #336102) (LP: #535309)
+ Fixes error where repair would sometimes read beyond EOF.
(Closes: #415984)
* Install upstream man page.
2014-03-07 - JCF Ploemen (jcfp) <>
par2cmdline (0.6.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
+ Switch sources to Github-based fork; the original project
(on Sourceforge) has been inactive for almost a decade.
+ Remove all patches: included upstream.
+ Fixes selection of inefficient block size (Closes: #655334).
* New maintainer (Closes: #673225).
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* Set priority to optional.
* Bump standards-version to 3.9.5 (from 3.8.3).
* Switch debian/rules to dh sequencer with autoreconf.
* Update build-deps:
+ Add dh-autoreconf.
+ Remove cdbs, autotools-dev, automake1.9 (Closes: #724427).
+ Set debhelper version and compat level to 9.
* Docs:
+ Replace PORTING and ROADMAP files with README.
+ Install upstream changelog.
* Man page:
+ Fix numerous instances of hyphens used as minus signs. 
+ Install links to a single manpage instead of keeping around
multiple copies in the packaging.
* Refresh copyright:
+ List new upstream developers.
+ Add myself as a copyright holder for the packaging.
+ Switch to machine-readable format.
* Add Vcs-* fields.
2009-09-02 - Bart Martens <>
par2cmdline (0.4-11) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Preserve updated aclocal.m4.  Fixes FTBFS.  Closes: #544645.

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