useful tools for Ubuntu developers This is a collection of useful tools that Ubuntu developers use to make their packaging work a lot easier. Such tools include: - 404main - used to check what components a package's deps are in, for doing a main inclusion report for example. - backportpackage - helper to test package backports - bitesize - add the 'bitesize' tag to a bug and comment that you are willing to help fix it. - check-mir - check support status of build/binary dependencies - check-symbols - will compare and give you a diff of the exported symbols of all .so files in a binary package. - dch-repeat - used to repeat a change log into an older release. - grab-merge - grabs a merge from merges.ubuntu.com easily. - grep-merges - search for pending merges from Debian. - harvest - grabs information about development opportunities from http://harvest.ubuntu.com - hugdaylist - compile HugDay lists from bug list URLs. - import-bug-from-debian - copy a bug from the Debian BTS to Launchpad - merge-changelog - manually merges two Debian changelogs with the same base version. - mk-sbuild - script to create LVM snapshot chroots via schroot and sbuild. - pbuilder-dist, cowbuilder-dist - wrapper script for managing several build chroots (for different Ubuntu and Debian releases) on the same system. - pull-debian-debdiff - attempts to find and download a specific version of a Debian package and its immediate parent to generate a debdiff. - pull-debian-source - downloads the latest source package available in Debian of a package. - pull-lp-source - downloads latest source package from Launchpad. - pull-revu-source - downloads the latest source package from REVU - requestbackport - file a backporting request. - requestsync - files a sync request with Debian changelog and rationale. - reverse-depends - find the reverse dependencies (or build dependencies) of a package. - seeded-in-ubuntu - query if a package is safe to upload during a freeze. - setup-packaging-environment - assistant to get an Ubuntu installation ready for packaging work. - sponsor-patch - Downloads a patch from a Launchpad bug, patches the source package, and uploads it (to Ubuntu or a PPA) - submittodebian - automatically send your changes to Debian as a bug report. - syncpackage - helper to prepare .changes file to upload synced packages - ubuntu-build - give commands to the Launchpad build daemons from the command line. - ubuntu-iso - output information of an Ubuntu ISO image. - ubuntu-upload-permission - query / list the upload permissions for a package. - update-maintainer - script to update maintainer field in ubuntu packages.