deb-janitor - Man Page

interact with the Debian Janitor service


deb-janitor status CAMPAIGN SOURCE?

deb-janitor diff CAMPAIGN SOURCE?

deb-janitor schedule CAMPAIGN SOURCE?

deb-janitor merge [--force] CAMPAIGN

deb-janitor review CAMPAIGN [--source SOURCE] rejected|approved|reschedule COMMENT?


deb-janitor is a command-line client for the Debian Janitor service, interacting with the API. It currently allows retrieving the diff for specific packages or scheduling new runs.

CAMPAIGN is the name of one of the campaigns supported by the janitor. Common values include lintian-fixes and multiarch-fixes. See the homepage for a full list.

SOURCE is the name of a source package. If no source package name is specified, the source name is retrieved from debian/changelog in the current directory.


-h,  --help

show this help message and exit

-v,  --verbose

Output more information


Override the API endpoint to communicate with, rather than using the main Debian Janitor instance. E.g. --api-url=


# Schedule a new run fixing lintian issues in the "dulwich" package:
$ deb-janitor schedule dulwich lintian-fixes
Scheduled. Estimated duration: 236.32s, queue position: 1 (wait time: 0.00)

# Retrieve the diff for fontmake
$ deb-janitor diff fontmake lintian-fixes
=== added file 'debian/upstream/metadata'
--- a/debian/upstream/metadata	1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000
+++ b/debian/upstream/metadata	2020-11-28 11:58:34 +0000
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@

# Leave a review for a package
$ deb-janitor review fontmake lintian-fixes rejected "Some fonts are no longer installed"

# Merge lintian-fixes for a package
$ debcheckout a56
$ cd a56
$ deb-janitor merge lintian-fixes
Adding debian-janitor remote


deb-janitor and this manual page were written by Jelmer Vernooij <>

Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.

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Debian Utilities