metche - configuration monitor to ease collective administration

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename metche_1.2.4-1_all.deb
Package name metche
Package version 1.2.4
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/admin
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 32.54 KB
Installed size 103.00 KB
metche monitors changes made to a "system state" composed of:
- a "watched" directory (typically: /etc)
- one or more user maintained changelog files
(e.g. /root/Changelog)
- the state of Debian packages and versions (using apt-show-versions)
by periodically:
- saving backups of the corresponding files
- emailing the changes in the system state to your administrators'
mailing list


Package Version Architecture Repository
metche_1.2.4-1_all.deb 1.2.4 all Ubuntu Universe
metche - - -


Name Value
bzip2 -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
mail-transport-agent -
mailx -
mutt -
ucf -


Type URL
Binary Package metche_1.2.4-1_all.deb
Source Package metche

Install Howto

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




2017-06-28 - intrigeri <>
metche (1:1.2.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream releases:
- Bypass root's mutt configuration file.
- Tell mutt *not* to save outgoing email.
- Update URLs: Redmine → Gitlab.
- Unset LC_COLLATE as well: it affects sorting so "metche report" output
for packages changes can be erroneously large when run with locales
different from the ones used by cron.
* Add pt_BR translation (Closes: #820251).
* debian/{control,copyright}: update upstream URLs.
* Drop all patches: applied upstream.
* Declare compliance with Standards-Version 4.0.0 (no change required).
* Bump debhelper compat level to 10, adjust build-dependencies accordingly.
* Generate manpage at package build time.
2015-08-28 - intrigeri <>
metche (1:1.2.2-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Specify the actual packaging Git branch in the Vcs-Git control field.
* Add Dutch translation of debconf messages.
Thanks, Frans Spiesschaert <>. (Closes: #766525)
* Declare compliance with Standards-Version 3.9.6 (no change required).
* Don't prepend full path to ucf in postrm.
2014-02-18 - intrigeri <>
metche (1:1.2.2-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Import Japanese translation of debconf templates,
thanks to victory <> (Closes: #718914).
* Clean up debian/control with cme.
* Clean up Debian patches with cme, add missing DEP-3 headers.
* Declare compatibility with standards version 3.9.5.
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 9.
2013-05-29 - intrigeri <>
metche (1:1.2.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Install default configuration file to /usr/share/metche/config,
postinst may not rely on /usr/share/doc/metche (Policy 12.3).
Closes: #710192.
2012-10-05 - intrigeri <>
metche (1:1.2.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Import two upstream Git commits:
- Tell mutt *not* to save outgoing email (Closes: #657071).
- Bypass root's mutt configuration file,
to avoid more occurrences of #657071.
2012-06-02 - intrigeri <>
metche (1:1.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Imported Upstream version 1.2.2:
- Ignore changes to $WATCHED_DIR itself.
This fixes the dreaded "sometimes sends empty reports" bug
metche has had since forever.
- Fix GnuPG groups support: check for encryption key existence using
gpg --encrypt instead of --list-public-keys.
- Spelling and grammar fixes in manpage.
* Update debian/copyright and convert to DEP5 format.
* Point to the now-released copyright format 1.0 specs.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no change required).
* Adding myself to Uploaders.
* Add debian/watch file.
2011-06-05 - metche developers <>
metche (1:1.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ intrigeri ]
* New upstream release, including:
- Support more mailers than just mutt.
Thanks to Kan-Ru Chen <> for the preliminary patch.
(Closes: #621467)
- EXCLUDES: add a bunch of VCS directories.
- Various documentation updates and enhancements.
* Don't monitor any Changelog by default (Closes: #488270)
* Add Danish translation of debconf templates.  Thanks to Joe Dalton.
(Closes: #589859)
* Add Vietnamese translation of debconf templates. Thanks to Clytie
Siddall.  (Closes: #576137)
* Convert to dh7 tiny rules format.
* Use ucf's --three-way option.
* Explicitly specify the current source package format.
* Update Homepage, Vcs-Browser and Vcs-Git control fields.
* Add git-buildpackage configuration suitable for new Git repository layout.
* Bump Standards-version to 3.9.2 (no changes required).
* Convert to 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* Depend on mutt|mailx|mail-transport-agent rather than mutt only since
upstream code now supports this.

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