chdist man page

chdist — script to easily play with several distributions

Synopsis

chdist [options] [command] [command parameters]

Description

chdist is a rewrite of what used to be known as 'MultiDistroTools' (or mdt). Its use is to create 'APT trees' for several distributions, making it easy to query the status of packages in other distribution without using chroots, for instance.

Options

-h, --help

Provide a usage message.

-d, --data-dir DIR

Choose data directory (default: $HOME/.chdist/).

-a, --arch ARCH

Choose architecture (default: `dpkg --print-architecture`).

--version

Display version information.

Commands

create DIST [URL RELEASE SECTIONS]

Prepare a new tree named DIST

apt DIST <update|source|show|showsrc|...>

Run apt inside DIST

apt-get DIST <update|source|...>

Run apt-get inside DIST

apt-cache DIST <show|showsrc|...>

Run apt-cache inside DIST

apt-file DIST <update|search|...>

Run apt-file inside DIST

apt-rdepends DIST [...]

Run apt-rdepends inside DIST

src2bin DIST SRCPKG

List binary packages for SRCPKG in DIST

bin2src DIST BINPKG

List source package for BINPKG in DIST

compare-packages DIST1 DIST2 [DIST3, ...]
compare-bin-packages DIST1 DIST2 [DIST3, ...]

List versions of packages in several DISTributions

compare-versions DIST1 DIST2
compare-bin-versions DIST1 DIST2

Same as compare-packages/compare-bin-packages, but also runs dpkg --compare-versions and display where the package is newer.

compare-src-bin-packages DIST

Compare sources and binaries for DIST

compare-src-bin-versions DIST

Same as compare-src-bin-packages, but also run dpkg --compare-versions and display where the package is newer

grep-dctrl-packages DIST [...]

Run grep-dctrl on *_Packages inside DIST

grep-dctrl-sources DIST [...]

Run grep-dctrl on *_Sources inside DIST

list

List available DISTs

Referenced By

devscripts(1).

2017-03-19 Debian Utilities