pkgbinarymangler - strips translations and alters maintainers during build

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name pkgbinarymangler
Package version 138
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 159 B
Download size 51.32 KB
Official Mirror
pkgbinarymangler consists of a dpkg-deb wrapper that calls the following
helper applications while building a debian binary package:
pkgstriptranslations removes all *.mo files in /usr/share/locale from
all package build directories. It is used to strip off gettext translations
from generated binary packages, because translations are already shipped
in the language packs.  Its behaviour (which is disabled by default) is
configured in /etc/pkgbinarymangler/striptranslations.conf.
pkgmaintainermangler adjusts the maintainer field in binary packages to
match a set of rules (including whitelists, mass renames by component,
maintainer name, etc) defined in the pkgmaintainermangler configuration
file at /etc/pkgbinarymangler/maintainermangler.conf.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pkgbinarymangler_138.18.04.1_all.deb all Ubuntu Updates Main
pkgbinarymangler_138.18.04.1_all.deb all Ubuntu Updates Main
pkgbinarymangler_138_all.deb 138 all Ubuntu Main
pkgbinarymangler - - -


Name Value
advancecomp -
lockfile-progs -
optipng -


Type URL
Binary Package pkgbinarymangler_138_all.deb
Source Package pkgbinarymangler

Install Howto

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




2018-04-20 - Iain Lane <>
pkgbinarymangler (138) bionic; urgency=medium
* dh_builddeb: Don't lock for dbgsym packages; we don't act on them. Revert
the previous upload, since we're now not processing dbgsym packages at
all, and it was broken for automatic dbgsym packages which don't take this
2018-04-19 - Steve Langasek <>
pkgbinarymangler (137) bionic; urgency=medium
* Fix pkgstripfiles to not fail to clear the lock when processing dbgsym
2018-04-09 - Iain Lane <>
pkgbinarymangler (136) bionic; urgency=medium
* dh_translations: Add support for meson / ninja projects. (LP: #1751820)
2018-02-27 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
pkgbinarymangler (135) bionic; urgency=medium
[ Colin Watson ]
* dh_builddeb: avoid using default TMPDIR because it might be used already by
debian/rules (this fixes openshot-qt extra files in the final deb file)
[ Gianfranco Costamagna ]
* Bump std-version to 4.1.3, move priority to optional
* Move to compat level 11
2018-02-09 - Sebastien Bacher <>
pkgbinarymangler (134) bionic; urgency=medium
* Updated tests for the new dpkg which is generating files in the 
.tar.xz format instead of .tar.gz
2018-02-07 - Gunnar Hjalmarsson <>
pkgbinarymangler (132) bionic; urgency=medium
* dh_translations:
- Take into account alternative syntax in, used in
some packages, when grabbing translation domain (LP: #1688994).
2016-10-06 - Matthias Klose <>
pkgbinarymangler (131) yakkety; urgency=medium
* Rebuild against current debhelper.
2016-05-25 - Martin Pitt <>
pkgbinarymangler (130) yakkety; urgency=medium
* pkgbinarymangler: Only accept X-Ubuntu-Use-Langpack: at the start of the
line, to ignore commented-out lines.
2016-01-20 - Matthias Klose <>
pkgbinarymangler (129) xenial; urgency=medium
* Rebuild against the merged debhelper.
* Don't lock on -dbgsym packages; debhelper 9.20160115ubuntu1 still calls
pkgstripfiles on -dbgsym packages.
2016-01-05 - Matthias Klose <>
pkgbinarymangler (128) xenial; urgency=medium
* pkgstripfiles (optimize_pngs): Honor whitespace in png file names.

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