Binary package “shtool” in ubuntu precise

portable shell tool from the GNU project

 GNU shtool is a tool for developers of software programs. It is a compilation
 of small but very stable and portable shell scripts into a single shell tool.
 All ingredients were in successful use over many years in various free software
 projects. The compiled shtool program is intended to be used inside the source
 tree of other free software packages. There it can overtake various (usually
 non-portable) tasks related to the building and installation of such a package.
 It especially can replace the old, and related scripts.