equivs - Circumvent Debian package dependencies

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name equivs
Package version 2.1.0
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 57 B
Download size 18.92 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This package provides a tool to create trivial Debian packages.
Typically these packages contain only dependency information, but they
can also include normal installed files like other packages do.
One use for this is to create a metapackage: a package whose sole
purpose is to declare dependencies and conflicts on other packages so
that these will be automatically installed, upgraded, or removed.
Another use is to circumvent dependency checking: by letting dpkg
think a particular package name and version is installed when it
isn't, you can work around bugs in other packages' dependencies.
(Please do still file such bugs, though.)


Package Version Architecture Repository
equivs_2.1.0_all.deb 2.1.0 all Ubuntu Universe
equivs - - -


Name Value
debhelper -
dpkg-dev -
fakeroot -
make -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package equivs_2.1.0_all.deb
Source Package equivs

Install Howto

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




2017-07-29 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
equivs (2.1.0) unstable; urgency=low
[ Axel Beckert ]
* Adopt equivs under the Debian Perl Group umbrella. (Closes: #852223)
* Import package history into a Git repository and add Vcs-*
headers. (Closes: #663424)
+ Add a .gitignore file.
* Apply wrap-and-sort.
* Switch debian/rules to minimal dh v7 style.
+ Use debian/install instead calling cp inside debian/rules.
+ Remove obsolete variables.
+ Replace usage of dpkg-parsechangelog with $SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH. Fixes
lintian warning debian-rules-parses-dpkg-parsechangelog.
* Rename debian/equivs.* to debian/*.
* Move documentation files from debian/*.pod to *.pod.
* Move man page generation from debian/rules to a new Makefile.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.0.0. (No changes needed.)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 10.
+ Update versioned debhelper build-dependency accordingly.
* pod2man call: Replace "Debian/GNU" with just "Debian".
* Use $TMPDIR as directory for package builds if set in the
environment. (Closes: #660765)
[ Wookey ]
* Add Support for links. (Closes: #701626, #682929, LP: #1132813)
* Fix typos in debian/README.Debian.
[ John Reese ]
* Add support to build source packages, e.g. for source-only uploads as
required for uploading to Ubuntu PPAs. (Closes: #603850)
2017-06-18 - Adrian Bunk <bunk@debian.org>
equivs (2.0.10) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Upload to unstable.
2017-04-21 - Roger Shimizu <rogershimizu@gmail.com>
equivs (2.0.10~exp1) experimental; urgency=medium
* QA upload. (See: #852223)
* Strip subdirectories before installing file listed in "Files:".
Thanks to RjY <rjy@users.sourceforge.net> and
Euan Thoms <euan@potensol.com>. (Closes: #662946)
* Fix that equivs-build doesn't work if & is part of PWD.
Thanks to Martin Mrazik and era eriksson <era@iki.fi>.
(Closes: #679101) (LP: #881153, #1016402)
* debian/README.Debian:
- Fix references. Thanks to Regid Ichira <regid23@nt1.in>
(Closes: #724608)
* debian/rules:
- Thanks to Reiner Herrmann <reiner@reiner-h.de>, this package should be
reproducible now. (Closes: #786714)
* debian/copyright:
- Make DEP5 copyright
* debian/{control,compat}
- Bump debhelper compat level to 9 (no change required).
* Bump versions in template (no change required):
- standard version to 3.9.8
- debhelper compat level to 9
- source version to 3.0 (quilt)
* debian/control:
- Bump stardard version to 3.9.8 (no change required)
- Set Maintainer as "Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>"
This is the first time to do QA upload for this package.
* debian/source/format:
- Bump to 3.0 (native).
2015-10-19 - Wookey <wookey@debian.org>
equivs (2.0.9+nmu1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add Multi-Arch support. (Closes: #692934 693548 697820)
2011-09-30 - Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org>
equivs (2.0.9) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to Policy 3.9.2 - no changes.
* Upgrade to source format 1.0 - no changes.
* Support Breaks.  (Closes: #571638)
* Move up to debhelper 7.  (Closes: #624175)
* Fix 'Files:' option to expect an install _directory_.  (Closes: #636310)
* Let 'Source:' field default to package name but be overridable.
Based on patch from era erickson.  (Closes: #409557)
* Improve option handling: allow equivs-build --arch and --full to work
together.  Previously, with --full, --arch had no effect.

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