chiark-utils 6.1.2build1 source package in Ubuntu


chiark-utils (6.1.2build1) groovy; urgency=medium

  * No change rebuild against new libnettle8 and libhogweed6 ABI.

 -- Dimitri John Ledkov <email address hidden>  Mon, 29 Jun 2020 22:22:01 +0100

Upload details

Uploaded by:
Dimitri John Ledkov
Uploaded to:
Original maintainer:
Ubuntu Developers
any all
Medium Urgency

See full publishing history Publishing

Series Pocket Published Component Section


File Size SHA-256 Checksum
chiark-utils_6.1.2build1.tar.gz 170.5 KiB 1591680f4d6feeee3b337213de028002a03e36ce8c8b0ab559f61615aaa21362
chiark-utils_6.1.2build1.dsc 1.8 KiB 987b67430f8790d09f5e84ac08e9529b544e90506517d067038931ed9cb07685

Available diffs

View changes file

Binary packages built by this source

chiark-backup: backup system for small systems and networks

 These are the backup scripts used by and other
 systems belonging to the Sinister Greenend Organisation. Features:
  * Suitable for single systems and small networks.
  * Reasonably simple; they do what you tell it to.
  * Hard failures when individual systems fail, to encourage fixing !
 If you have a larger site you may wish to look at Amanda.

chiark-really: really - a tool for gaining privilege (simple, realistic sudo)

 really is a program that allows certain users to become whatever user
 they like on request. It is a bit like sudo in that respect.
 However, really is simpler than sudo, and doesn't give the system
 administrator any false security promises. So really is less of a
 general security risk to the system.
 Unlike sudo it does not pretend that the called account can be any
 more secure than the calling account, so there is never a need for a
 password. If you wanted to restrict which commands and functions the
 called user can perform, use userv, not really or sudo.
 Also unlike sudo, really only works if the calling user is supposed
 to be equivalent to root. But, really can also be used by
 root-equivalent users to become any user, not just root; in this way
 it can be a replacement for certain uses of su.

chiark-rwbuffer: readbuffer/writebuffer: prevents tape drive seesawing, etc.

 readbuffer and writebuffer: programs for reading input from devices,
 and writing output to, which don't like constant stopping and
 starting, such as tape drives and audio playback devices.

chiark-scripts: chiark system administration scripts

 This package contains a number of small administration scripts used
 by and other systems belonging to the Sinister
 Greenend Organisation. Featuring:
 fishdescriptor: a tool for extracting a file descriptor from
 another (non-cooperating) process and giving it to you (or
 for examining it). Requires gdb and python3.
 chiark-named-conf: a tool for managing nameserver configurations
 and checking for suspected DNS problems. Its main functions are to
 check that delegations are appropriate and working, that secondary
 zones are slaved from the right places, and to generate a
 configuration for BIND, from its own input file.
 sync-accounts: a simple but flexible account info synchroniser.
 sync-accounts is a tool for copying un*x account data from remote
 systems and installing it locally. It is flexible and reasonably
 straightforward, but lacks integration with other distributed
 databases such as NIS.
 cvs-repomove and cvs-adjustroot: tools for moving CVS repositories
 and adjusting working trees.
 palm-datebook-reminders: a program which emails mails you reminders
 about the appointments in your Palm's Datebook.
 cvsweb-list: cgi program to list ucgi (userv-utils) cvsweb repos
 expire-iso8601: keep or expire backup trees named after their dates
 gnucap2genspic, ngspice2genspic, genspic2gnuplot: convert gnucap
 files and ngspice output files to genspic and genspic files to
 gnuplot input so they can be plotted.
 hexterm: connects to serial port and allows the user interact in
 ASCII and hex. Ie, a hex "terminal" program which lets you speak a
 serial port protocol directly. (Needs tcl8.4 to be installed.)
 git-branchmove, random-word, remountresizereiserfs,

chiark-utils-bin: chiark system administration utilities

 This package contains a number of small administration scripts used
 by and other systems belonging to the Sinister
 Greenend Organisation. Currently featuring only:
 with-lock-ex: a simple tool for acquiring a lockfile before running
 another program or script.
 summer: a tool for reporting complete details about a filesystem tree
 in a parseable format, including checksums.
 xbatmon-simple: a very simple X client for displaying battery
 charge status.
 xduplic-copier: a very simple X client for typing into multiple windows
 at once.
 watershed: a utility for saving on superfluous executions of an
 idempotent command. (This is the same utility as shipped separately
 in Ubuntu's udev, but with slightly different defaults and a
 different install location.)
 rcopy-repeatedly: a utility for repeatedly copying a file from one
 host to another, to keep a copy constantly up to date.
 acctdump: for reading process accounting files.
 summer and watershed require the installation of the Recommended
 crypto libraries; xbatmon-simple needs the Suggested X libraries.
 cgi-fcgi-interp: for use with cgi-fcgi as a #! interpreter