ben - transition tracker manager
ben FRONTEND [OPTIONS]
The ben(1) command is a set of utilities written in OCaml. It provides a full
featured transition tracker to follow the evolution of a set of packages in
the Debian’s archive. All frontends share a common list of options
Package mirror to use
Package mirror to use for binaries
Package mirror to use for sources
Areas to consider (comma separated)
Architectures to consider (comma separated)
Path to cache dir
Specify the name of the cache file
Use cache whenever possible
Comma separated list of further relevant binary
Comma separated list of further relevant source
Preferred compression format (Default: Gzip)
has no command-line options, except the shared ones. It
downloads all Sources.gz files and all Packages.gz files for selected
architectures and areas.
This utility is pretty much like grep-dctrl(1)
. Given a
list of Packages or Sources files, it performs a query and outputs the
The frontend monitor builds a monitor page for a
transition that is described by few criteria (the list of affected packages, a
description of good package and the description of a broken package).
This frontend rebuilds all packages matching a criterion,
respecting the order of build-dependencies.
For more information about ben’s frontends, please refer to
the reference manual.
Ben was originally written by Stéphane Glondu.
Mehdi Dogguy and Stéphane Glondu