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).

2016-12-05 Debian Utilities