postnews - Usenet article postings via NNTP from the command line

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename postnews_0.7-1_all.deb
Package name postnews
Package version 0.7
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/net
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 5.93 KB
Installed size 24.00 KB
Postnews is a small command line utility written in Python that can be used
to post Usenet articles (including headers) from stdin or a file to an NNTP
server. The article must at least contain the headers 'From:','Newsgroups:',
'Subject:', a newline and a body.


Package Version Architecture Repository
postnews_0.7-1_all.deb 0.7 all Ubuntu Universe
postnews - - -


Name Value
python -


Type URL
Binary Package postnews_0.7-1_all.deb
Source Package postnews

Install Howto

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




2017-12-29 - Robert James Clay <>
postnews (0.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Add 'docs/TODO' to the debian/docs file.
* Rewrite debian/rules to use the 'dh' command.
* Add a debian/manpages file to install the 'postnews.1' man page.
* Add patches/setup-py.patch to rename script during package build.
* Remove debian/patches/Correct_shabang_line.patch as it is no longer needed.
* Changes to debian/control:
+ Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.1.3.
+ Edits to the short and the long Descriptions.
+ Set the 'Priority' from 'extra' back to 'optional'.
+ Add 'dh-python', 'python-all', and 'python-setuptools' to Build-Depends.
+ Set the 'Format', 'Vcs-Git', 'Vcs-Browser', & 'Homepage' URLs as HTTPS.
* Applied patch to update the surname and email address for the original
postnews package maintainer from 'Peter Karlson' to 'Peter Krefting'.
2015-12-14 - Robert James Clay <>
postnews (0.6.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Rewrite long description in debian/control.
* Update copyright years in debian/copyright.
* Update debian/rules to reflect upstream script name change.
* Add the new file 'debian/clean' to help with debian/rules change.
* Update 'Correct_shabang_line.patch' for new upstream v0.6.1 version.
* Removed comments and unneeded blank lines from the debian/watch file.
* Set Standards-Version to 3.9.6 in debian/control, no changes required.
* Change the debhelper version from '8' to '9' in the debian/compat and
debian/control files.
2013-05-09 - Robert James Clay <>
postnews (0.5.3-4) unstable; urgency=low
* New Maintainer. (Closes: #693232)
* Rewrite debian/copyright according to DEP-5.
* Add a debian/watch file to the packaging.
* Changes to debian/control:
- Update Standards-Version to 3.9.4.
- Add a Homepage entry for Postnews.
- Add '${misc:Depends}' to the package Depends. 
- Set Robert James Clay <> as package Maintainer.
- Update debhelper Build-Depends to be '>= 8.0.0'.
* Changes to debian/rules:
- Correct 'dh_clean -k' to 'dh_prep' in install target.
- Add the missing build-arch and build-indep targets.
* Update debhelper compatibility in debian/compat to '8'.
* Explicitly set Debian source format as 3.0 (quilt).
* Add the file debian/patches/Correct_shabang_line.patch.
2007-09-02 - Peter Karlsson <>
postnews (0.5.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Added missing binary-arch target.
(Closes: Bug#187067)
* Clarified license.
2003-07-13 - Peter Karlsson <>
postnews (0.5.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed mention of non-existant info files from manual page.
(Closes: Bug#187066)
2002-08-02 - Peter Karlsson <>
postnews (0.5.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Added support for issuing "MODE READER" command
(Closes: Bug#154146)
2002-06-28 - Peter Karlsson <>
postnews (0.5.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Changed the help message.
2001-10-28 - peter karlsson <>
postnews (0.5.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release (ITP #117320).

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