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pull-debian-debdiff(1)

ubuntu-dev-tools
December 2010

ubuntu-dev-tools

useful tools for Ubuntu developers

NAME

pull-debian-debdiff - find, download, and generate a debdiff

SYNOPSIS

pull-debian-debdiff [options] <package> <version> [distance]

DESCRIPTION

pull-debian-debdiff attempts to find and download a specific version of a Debian package and its immediate parent to generate a debdiff.

OPTIONS

package
The source package to download and diff.
version
The most recent of the two versions you want to diff.
distance
If specified (default 1), the debdiff is against that many versions previous.
-h, --help
Display the usage instructions and exit.
-f, --fetch
Simply download the specified version and exit.
-d DEBIAN_MIRROR, --debian-mirror=DEBIAN_MIRROR
Use the specified mirror. Should be in the form http://ftp.debian.org/debian. If the package isn’t found on this mirror, pull-debian-source will fall back to the default mirror.
-s DEBSEC_MIRROR, --debsec-mirror=DEBSEC_MIRROR
Use the specified Debian security mirror. Should be in the form http://security.debian.org. If the package isn’t found on this mirror, pull-debian-source will fall back to the default mirror.
--no-conf Do not read any configuration files, or configuration from environment variables.

ENVIRONMENT

All of the CONFIGURATION VARIABLES below are also supported as environment variables. Variables in the environment take precedence to those in configuration files.

CONFIGURATION VARIABLES

The following variables can be set in the environment or in ubuntu-dev-tools(5) configuration files. In each case, the script-specific variable takes precedence over the package-wide variable.
PULL_DEBIAN_DEBDIFF_DEBIAN_MIRROR, UBUNTUTOOLS_DEBIAN_MIRROR
The default value for --debian-mirror.
PULL_DEBIAN_DEBDIFF_DEBSEC_MIRROR, UBUNTUTOOLS_DEBSEC_MIRROR
The default value for --debsec-mirror.

AUTHORS

pull-debian-debdiff was written by Stefano Rivera <>, a clone of a tool by Kees Cook <>.
This manual page was written by Stefano Rivera, based on the original by Andrew Starr-Bochicchio <>.
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