dphys-config - Tool to distribute config files by fetching them

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name dphys-config
Package version 20130301~current
Package release 5
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 141 B
Download size 41.70 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This project is aimed at automatically installing (and keeping
update) site specific config files on many hosts, after preprocessing
them (conditional content and include files and include sections).
It's installed on the client receiving the configuration files and
fetches them regularly via cron-jobs or on demand from the
It also triggers postinstall scripts whenever their associated config
file has been changed. It can also remove config files, including
running an preremove script before doing so. All this is driven by an
simple config file list.
dphys-config is capable of reporting update failure or success to a
Xymon (formerly Hobbit) monitoring server.
dphys-config features an interactive mode and a non-interactive diff
mode to check what would be updated.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dphys-config_20130301~current-5_all.deb 20130301~current all Ubuntu Universe
dphys-config - - -


Name Value
dash -
lsb-base >= 3.0-6
wget -


Type URL
Binary Package dphys-config_20130301~current-5_all.deb
Source Package dphys-config

Install Howto

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




2017-01-16 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
dphys-config (20130301~current-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add versioned dependency on lsb-base for using /lib/lsb/init-functions
in the init script.
* Add patch to fix real typos in man page found by lintian.
* Pretty up package description to mention that it's running on the
client side.
2016-06-07 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
dphys-config (20130301~current-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add patch to fix preprocessing in case of empty results.
2016-05-03 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
dphys-config (20130301~current-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/hobbit-support.diff: Also check for existence of
* Move packaging git repository from GitHub to Alioth.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.8. (No changes needed.)
2016-03-30 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
dphys-config (20130301~current-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add missing optional dependencies introduced by
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.7. (No changes needed.)
* debian/copyright:
+ Remove obsolete reverse-dphys-config paragraph.
+ Convert to machine-readable DEP5 format.
+ Update copyright years and e-mail addresses.
+ Remove no more existing download URL for examples.
* Add patch to properly handle backticks in the output of a command
executed via the backtick preprocessor. (Closes: #780273)
* Add patch to support wget 1.17 when being used with -N/--timestamping
option. (Closes: #819557)
* Switch Vcs-Git header from git:// to https://.
* Add lintian-override for accused misspelling "allways".
2013-12-05 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
dphys-config (20130301~current-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream snapshot
+ Refresh patches hobbit-support and interactive.
* Upload to unstable again
[ Elmar S. Heeb ]
* do not start init script on install/upgrade
[ Axel Beckert ]
* Add patch to be able to escape colons in file names.
* Fix lintian warning init.d-script-does-not-source-init-functions
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes)
* Remove reverse-dphys-config again. The interactive patch by Claude
suits the purpose far better, hence reverse-dphys-config is no more
+ Drop build-dependency on help2man and no more suggest SSH clients
* Apply wrap-and-sort
* Set the distribution of some previous changelog entries (20100216-3 to
-6) to "UNRELEASED" to clarify that these releases haven't been
uploaded to Debian.
* Rename debian/dphys-config.lintian-overrides to
debian/lintian-overrides for consistency.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes).
2013-02-11 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
dphys-config (20130111~current-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream snapshot
+ Remove patches downgrade-download-warning.diff and
fix-backtick-quoting.diff, applied upstream.
+ Refresh the remaining patches.
* Remove diff+install commandline options due to non-unique letters.
* Clean up debian/rules, use dh style rules.
* Use dh-exec to be able to rename files and hence drop the
override_dh_install and override_dh_installchangelogs targets.
+ Add a versioned build-dependency on dh-exec >= 0.6 (due to #698017).
+ Add a #!dh-exec shebang line to debian/install, make it executable.
+ Bump debhelper compatibility and build-dependency to 9.
* Fix traps in hobbit-support.diff if $HOBBITSERVERS is not defined.
* Switch Vcs-* headers to GitHub.
* Remove superfluous whitespace change in hobbit-support.diff
2013-01-10 - Elmar S. Heeb <elmar@heebs.ch>
dphys-config (20100216-6) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* fix backtick preprocessing to allow commands with arguments
2013-01-10 - Elmar S. Heeb <elmar@heebs.ch>
dphys-config (20100216-5) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* added default stop runlevels in init.d

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