Packages in the admin directory

Last updated: Thu Mar 20 04:24:06 1997

watchdog

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Version: 2.1-2 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:59:19 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
Description:
A software watchdog The watchdog program writes to /dev/watchdog every ten seconds. If the device is open but not written to within a minute the machine will reboot. Each write delays the reboot time another minute. The ability to reboot will depend on the state of the machines and interrupts. To use this software at least a version 1.3.52 kernel is needed.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)

timeoutd

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Version: 1.5-1 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:59:02 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>
Description:
Flexible user timeout daemon timeoutd enforces the time restrictions specified in /etc/timeouts.

When invoked in daemon mode (without any parameters) timeoutd backgrounds itself, then scans /var/run/utmp every minute and checks /etc/timeouts for an entry which matches that user, based on:

- The current day and time" - The tty that the user is currently logged in on" - The user's login ID" - Any primary or secondary groups the user is in"

Written by Shane Alderton <shane@ion.apana.org.au>

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

sysnews

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Version: 0.8-6 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:58:58 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Dominik Kubla <dominik@debian.org>
Description:
display system news The news command keeps you informed of news concerning the system. Each news item is contained in a separate file in the /var/news directory. Anyone having write permission to this directory can create a news file.

NOTE: This command has nothing to do with USENET news.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.2.18)
Conflicts:
news

secure-su

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Version: 961025-1 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:58:52 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>
Description:
su with more security options secure-su offers more security options than the normal su, such as a wheel group, and from-user and to-user specific restrictions.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), login (>= 961025-1)

secure-su

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Version: 961025-1 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:58:51 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>
Description:
su with more security options secure-su offers more security options than the normal su, such as a wheel group, and from-user and to-user specific restrictions.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), login (>= 961025-1)

rpm

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Version: 2.3.7-2 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:58:45 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
Red Hat Package Manager If you want to install Red Hat Packages then please use the alien package. Using RPM directly will bypass the debian packaging system!
Depends:
cpio, libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), libdb1, libgdbm1, zlib1 (>= 1.00)

pcmcia-modules-2.0.29

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Version: 2.9.2-2 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:58:34 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Brian Mays <brian@debian.org>
Description:
PCMCIA Modules for Linux (kernel 2.0.29). This package contains the set of loadable kernel modules for the PCMCIA Card Services applications program interface. They have been compiled for kernel version 2.0.29.

The utilities in the pcmcia-cs package are required to use these modules.

Depends:
pcmcia-cs (=2.9.2-2), kernel-image-2.0.29

open

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Version: 1.4-1 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:58:26 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Dominik Kubla <dominik@debian.org>
Description:
start a program on a new virtual terminal (VT) Open opens a new vt and runs a command on it. It can be used as a simple way to start several console logins without having to type your passwd on each VT in turn. open can be used as a simpler to use replacement for the doshell(8) command.

open is similar in functionality to the AIX/RS6000 command of the same name.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)
Conflicts:
kbd (<<0.92-1)

open

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Version: 1.4-1 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:58:25 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Dominik Kubla <dominik@debian.org>
Description:
start a program on a new virtual terminal (VT) Open opens a new vt and runs a command on it. It can be used as a simple way to start several console logins without having to type your passwd on each VT in turn. open can be used as a simpler to use replacement for the doshell(8) command.

open is similar in functionality to the AIX/RS6000 command of the same name.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)
Conflicts:
kbd (<<0.92-1)

boot-floppies

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Version: 1.2.7 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:55:43 1997
Architecture: all
Maintainer:
Maintainer Group <sr1-boot-floppies@debian.org>
Description:
Scripts to create the Debian installation floppy set. This package allows you to create a Debian installation system on floppy disk or other media, for bootstrapping Debian onto a new system. Most users will simply download the disk images to do this, and this package will generally only be used by advanced Debian maintainers.
Depends:
libc5-pic, ncurses3.0-pic, mkrboot, dosfstools (>>1.0-4), syslinux (>= 1.30), sysutils

alien

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Version: 3.1 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:55:16 1997
Architecture: all
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
Install RedHat and Slackware Packages with dpkg. Allows the integration of packages from other sources (Red Hat, Slackware etc) called "Aliens". This is a tool only suitable for binary packages.
Depends:
debmake, perl
Conflicts:
rpm (<< 2.3.7)

acct

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Version: 6.2-4 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:55:14 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>
Description:
The GNU accounting utilities. The GNU accounting `ac', `accton', `last', `lastcomm', and `sa' add login and process accounting support to Debian Linux.

"Login accounting" provides summaries of system resource usage based on connect time, and "process accounting" provides summaries based on the commands executed on the system. In order to use `lastcomm' and `sa', you need a kernel more recent than 1.3.72 as the accounting patches are now included (or an older kernel that is patched).

'last' is provided by the Debian sysvinit package and not included here.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), bsdutils

adjtimex

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Version: 1.3-2 Last modified: Sat Mar 15 11:52:05 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Jim Van Zandt <jrv@vanzandt.mv.com>
Description:
Utility to display or set the kernel time variables This program gives you raw access to the kernel time variables. For a machine connected to the Internet, or equipped with a precision oscillator or radio clock, the best way to keep the system clock correct is with xntpd. For a standalone or intermittently connected machine, you may use adjtimex instead to at least correct for systematic drift. adjtimex can optionally adjust the system clock using the CMOS clock as a reference.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

svgatextmode

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Version: 1.4-9 Last modified: Thu Mar 13 11:53:05 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Igor Grobman <igor@vaca.net>
Description:
Run higher resolution text modes. This program is designed to greatly improve the normal (EGA-based) textmodes on your Linux machine. It uses an Xconfig-like configuration file to set up better looking textmodes. (=higher resolution, larger font size, higher display refresh...) This is already a big boon on normal 14" displays, and it is an immense difference on larger and better (15" and up) screens.

It stems from the idea that it is a real waste of hardware to use EGA textmodes on an SVGA-card, which was designed to do much better than that.

WARNING: This program will not work on non-VGA based systems. Installing it will not do any harm, but activating the program can.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

rpm

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Version: 2.3.7-2 Last modified: Thu Mar 13 11:53:00 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
Red Hat Package Manager If you want to install Red Hat Packages then please use the alien package. Using RPM directly will bypass the debian packaging system!
Depends:
cpio, libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), libdb1, libgdbm1, zlib1 (>= 1.00)

pcmcia-source

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Version: 2.9.2-2 Last modified: Thu Mar 13 11:52:53 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Brian Mays <brian@debian.org>
Description:
PCMCIA Card Services source. This package provides the source code for the PCMCIA modules. The kernel source is required to compile these modules.

pcmcia-cs

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Version: 2.9.2-2 Last modified: Thu Mar 13 11:52:53 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Brian Mays <brian@debian.org>
Description:
PCMCIA Card Services for Linux. PCMCIA cards are commonly used in laptops to provide expanded capabilities, such as modems, increased memory, etc. Some desktop PCs can accept PCMCIA cards as well, although this is rare.

Card Services for Linux is a complete PCMCIA support package. It includes a set of client drivers for specific cards, and a card manager daemon that can respond to card insertion and removal events, loading and unloading drivers on demand. It supports ``hot swapping'' of PCMCIA cards, so cards can be inserted and ejected at any time.

The actual kernel modules required for this package are contained in the pcmcia-modules-<kernel version> package, where <kernel version> is the version of the kernel for which the modulues have been compiled.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), modules

watchdog

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Version: 2.1-2 Last modified: Sun Mar 9 11:52:43 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
Description:
A software watchdog The watchdog program writes to /dev/watchdog every ten seconds. If the device is open but not written to within a minute the machine will reboot. Each write delays the reboot time another minute. The ability to reboot will depend on the state of the machines and interrupts. To use this software at least a version 1.3.52 kernel is needed.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

sac

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Version: 1.5-2 Last modified: Wed Mar 5 11:52:34 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Vincent Renardias <vincent@waw.com>
Description:
Login accounting Performs login accounting, just like the ac program but with totals, per day and per users. Also performs average usage and hourly profiling. Tons of other options.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)

qcrack

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Version: 1.0.1-3 Last modified: Wed Mar 5 11:52:32 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Patrick J Edwards <edwards@cambridgenet.sk.ca>
Description:
Admin package to check for *weak* passwords. Qcrack uses a unique method of pre-built hash files for checking for weak passwords, and for passwords which are commonly found in hackers dictionaries.

acct

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Version: 6.2-4 Last modified: Tue Mar 4 11:52:05 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>
Description:
The GNU accounting utilities. The GNU accounting `ac', `accton', `last', `lastcomm', and `sa' add login and process accounting support to Debian Linux.

"Login accounting" provides summaries of system resource usage based on connect time, and "process accounting" provides summaries based on the commands executed on the system. In order to use `lastcomm' and `sa', you need a kernel more recent than 1.3.72 as the accounting patches are now included (or an older kernel that is patched).

'last' is provided by the Debian sysvinit package and not included here.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), bsdutils

at

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Version: 3.0 Last modified: Mon Mar 3 11:52:07 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Thomas Koenig <ig25@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Description:
Delayed job execution and batch processing At and batch read commands which are to be executed at a later time.

At is used to run a command at some specified future time, and batch is used to run a command when system load levels permit.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.7-7), sendmail | mail-transport-agent

defrag

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Version: 0.61-1 Last modified: Sat Mar 1 18:01:33 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Christoph Lameter <clameter@waterf.org>
Description:
defragmenter for ext2 minix xiafs file systems As a file system is used, data tends to become more and more scattered over the disk, degrading performance. A disk defragmenter simply reorganises the data on the disk, so that individual files occupy a single sequential set of disk blocks, and all the free space on the disk is collected together in a single region. This generally means that reading a whole file is more efficient.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), ncurses3.0

sysnews

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Version: 0.8-6 Last modified: Sat Mar 1 17:35:56 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Dominik Kubla <dominik@debian.org>
Description:
display system news The news command keeps you informed of news concerning the system. Each news item is contained in a separate file in the /var/news directory. Anyone having write permission to this directory can create a news file.

NOTE: This command has nothing to do with USENET news.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.2.18)
Conflicts:
news

qcrack

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Version: 1.0.1-3 Last modified: Fri Feb 28 14:53:58 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Patrick J Edwards <edwards@cambridgenet.sk.ca>
Description:
Admin package to check for *weak* passwords. Qcrack uses a unique method of pre-built hash files for checking for weak passwords, and for passwords which are commonly found in hackers dictionaries.

pcmcia-modules-2.0.27

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Version: 2.9.2-1 Last modified: Fri Feb 28 14:53:49 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Brian Mays <brian@debian.org>
Description:
PCMCIA Modules for Linux (kernel 2.0.27). This package contains the set of loadable kernel modules for the PCMCIA Card Services applications program interface. They have been compiled for kernel version 2.0.27.

The utilities in the pcmcia-cs package are required to use these modules.

Depends:
pcmcia-cs (=2.9.2-1)

sudo

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Version: 1.5.2-1 Last modified: Wed Feb 26 07:04:24 1997
Architecture: alpha
Maintainer:
Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
Description:
Provides limited super user privileges to specific users. Sudo is a program designed to allow a sysadmin to give limited root privileges to users and log root activity. The basic philosophy is to give as few privileges as possible but still allow people to get their work done.

isapnptools

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Version: 1.9-1 Last modified: Tue Feb 25 16:49:37 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Frederic Lepied <Lepied@debian.org>
Description:
ISA Plug-And-Play configuration utilities. This program is suitable for all systems, whether or not they include a PnP BIOS. In fact, a PnP BIOS adds some complications because it may already activate some cards so that the drivers can find them, and these tools can unconfigure them, or change their settings causing all sorts of nasty effects.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

file-rc

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Version: 0.3 Last modified: Tue Feb 25 16:49:15 1997
Architecture: all
Maintainer:
Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk>
Description:
RC script to use a file /etc/runlevel.conf instead of symlinks This changes the standard /etc/init.d/rc and update-rc.d scripts to operate on a config-file /etc/runlevel.conf instead, which is easier to administrate than symlinks, and is also more flexible.

The package will automatically convert your existing symlinks into the file method on installation, and convert the file back into symlinks on removal.

Depends:
sysvinit

super

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Version: 3.10.6-1 Last modified: Mon Feb 24 11:53:07 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.north.de>
Description:
Execute commands setuid root Super allows specified users to execute scripts (or other commands) as if they were root; or it can set the uid and/or gid on a per-command basis before executing the command. It is intended to be a secure alternative to making scripts setuid root.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)

wg15-locale

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Version: 2-5 Last modified: Sat Feb 22 11:53:42 1997
Architecture: all
Maintainer:
Christophe Le Bars <clebars@debian.org>
Description:
Collections of POSIX locale definition files. The Linux C Library Version 5 has completely new code for the support of internationalization. These collections of POSIX locale definition files provides you the compiled data your C Library needs to behave in a native way.

Currently, da_DK, de_AT, de_BE, de_CH, de_DE, de_LU, en_CA, en_DK, en_GB, en_IE, en_US, es_ES, et_EE, fi_FI, fo_FO, fr_BE, fr_CA, fr_FR, fr_CH, fr_LU, gr_GR, hr_HR, hu_HU, is_IS, it_IT, iw_IL, kl_GL, lt_LT, lv_LV, nl_BE, nl_NL, no_NO, pl_PL, pt_PT, ro_RO, ru_RU, sl_SI, sv_FI and sv_SE are provided.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

sac

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Version: 1.5-2 Last modified: Thu Feb 20 11:54:49 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Vincent Renardias <vincent@waw.com>
Description:
Login accounting Performs login accounting, just like the ac program but with totals, per day and per users. Also performs average usage and hourly profiling. Tons of other options.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

boot-floppies

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Version: 1.2.6 Last modified: Wed Feb 12 17:23:58 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Maintainer Group <sr1-boot-floppies@debian.org>
Description:
Scripts to create the Debian installation floppy set. This package allows you to create a Debian installation system on floppy disk or other media, for bootstrapping Debian onto a new system. Most users will simply download the disk images to do this, and this package will generally only be used by advanced Debian maintainers.
Depends:
libc5-pic, ncurses3.0-pic, mkrboot, dosfstools (>>1.0-4)

apmd

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Version: 2.4-5 Last modified: Sun Feb 9 17:53:48 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>
Description:
Utilities for Advanced Power Management (APM) on laptops On laptop computers, the Advanced Power Management (APM) support provides access to battery status information and may help you to conserve battery power, depending on your laptop and the APM implementation. APM support has been in the kernel since 1.3.46.

This package contains apmd(8), a daemon that provides logging of the battery status, apm(1), a client that prints /proc/apm, xapm(1x), an X11 utility that displays a little graph, (and tailf(1) which follows the growth of a log file).

It requires an 1.3.x kernel and should work with both the old (pre-1.3.58) and the new (1.3.58) /proc/apm format. No further changes in the /proc/apm format are anticipated.

Starting with version 2.4 of apmd, --suspend and --standby are supported on kernels 1.3.98 or higher.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

loadlin

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Version: 1.6-2 Last modified: Sat Feb 8 19:41:14 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org>
Description:
a loader (running under DOS) for LINUX kernel images LOADLIN-1.6 is highly adaptable to different DOS configurations, and now has very few loading restrictions. It makes use of extended memory and also can load big kernels (bzImages) and ramdisk images (initrd) directly high.

LOADLIN also can load out of Virtual-86 mode (which is normal when using EMS drivers) if a VCPI server is present.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

genromfs

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Version: 0.1-2 Last modified: Fri Feb 7 12:46:48 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org>
Description:
ROM File System Creation Tool This is a quite dumb, read only filesystem, mainly for initial ram disks of installation disks. It has grown up by the need of having modules linked at boot time. Using this filesystem, you get a very similar feature, and even the possibility of a small kernel, with a file system which doesn't take up useful memory from the router functions in the basement of your office.

This filesystem is supported by Linux 2.1.25 and later. A kernel patch is included.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

autolog

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Version: 0.34-2 Last modified: Wed Feb 5 09:19:54 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org>
Description:
Terminates connections for idle users Autolog terminates connections considered to be idle based on a large variety of parameters.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)

mdutils

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Version: 0.35-4 Last modified: Tue Feb 4 17:30:53 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Martin Schulze <joey@debian.org>
Description:
Multiple Device driver utilities The Multiple Device driver's main goal is to group several disks or partitions together, making them look like a single block device.

With 1.3.60ish kernels configured appropriately you can concatenate partitions and/or stripe data across disks. New (very alpha) kernel drivers allow raid1 and raid5, providing mirroring and so forth.

This package contains the utilities for managing these features.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), modules

dftp

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Version: 3.0-3 Last modified: Tue Feb 4 10:31:49 1997
Architecture: all
Maintainer:
Rob Browning <osiris@cs.utexas.edu>
Description:
Linux "Debian Distribution" Packages Maintainer The purpose of this program is to make it easy to keep your local installation of Linux consistent with the Debian distribution available on many FTP sites, NFS mounts, or CD-ROM. It does this by comparing the list of installed packages with those available by FTP or at a specified directory. A list of packages, categorized to make selection easier, is then presented to the user to choose what to install. All selected packages are then fetched if necessary (using FTP), verified for correctness, and then installed.

Dftp can also be run on a non-Debian machine in the case where the Debian machine does not have FTP access. For this, stand-alone versions of dftp, in both "csh" and "perl" source, are available under /debian/project/misc.

Depends:
perl, dpkg(>=1.4)

upsd

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Version: 1.0-2 Last modified: Tue Jan 28 18:12:38 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org>
Description:
UPS Monitor Program Upsd is a UPS monitor program. It supports both local monitoring of a UPS that is directly connected to the computer's serial port and remote monitoring over a network. Remote monitoring is done by polling the master upsd (the one with the direct serial connection to the UPS). There are a number of options to control the poll interval and the delay before shutdown.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)
Conflicts:
ups-monitor

menu

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Version: 0.11 Last modified: Sun Jan 26 07:20:29 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
joost witteveen <joostje@debian.org>
Description:
provides update-menus functions for some applications The intend of this package is to streamline the menu's (like the fvwm2 ones) in debian. For this purpose, it provides a "update-menus" programme, that will check for new menu files (as provided by other packages in /usr/lib/menu), and run the install programmes in /etc/menu-methods of the various window manages (or console menu's, like pdmenu) on the new menufiles. Also in this package are a couple (50 or so) menu entries, as an example. The system admin can easily override these, as can any package maintainer.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), libg++27 (>= 2.7.2.1-1)
Conflicts:
pdmenu (<=0.5.9)

menu

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Version: 0.11 Last modified: Thu Jan 23 14:28:18 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
joost witteveen <joostje@debian.org>
Description:
provides update-menus functions for some applications The intend of this package is to streamline the menu's (like the fvwm2 ones) in debian. For this purpose, it provides a "update-menus" programme, that will check for new menu files (as provided by other packages in /usr/lib/menu), and run the install programmes in /etc/menu-methods of the various window manages (or console menu's, like pdmenu) on the new menufiles. Also in this package are a couple (50 or so) menu entries, as an example. The system admin can easily override these, as can any package maintainer.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), libg++27 (>= 2.7.2.1-1)
Conflicts:
pdmenu (<=0.5.9)

genpower

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Version: 1.0.1-3 Last modified: Mon Jan 20 18:10:04 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Brian C. White <bcwhite@verisim.com>
Description:
Monitor UPS and handle line power failures The genpower package is basically a hack of Miquel van Smoorenburg's powerd daemon, which is distributed in the SysVInit package. The express aim of the genpower package is to add additional functionally and a simpler means of configuring UPS monitoring, in a full featured suite that can be configured to work with most UPSs featuring an RS232 monitoring port.

Depending on the UPS, cable, and the manner in which the genpower package is configured, the genpower package provides the following features:


* Line power sensing
* Low battery detection
* Physical cable detection
* The ability to kill the UPS's inverter

The Debian package has an extra cable description called "apc-advanced" that should support all of the above for the APC Back-UPS Pro, Smart-UPS, and Matrix-UPS systems. (only tested on the Back-UPS Pro 420, though)

Depends:
sysvinit (>=2.69), libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)
Conflicts:
ups-monitor

cron

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Version: 3.0pl1-38 Last modified: Mon Jan 20 08:54:39 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Steve Greenland <stevegr@master.debian.org>
Description:
management of regular background processing cron is a background process (`daemon') that runs programs at regular intervals (for example, every minute, day, week or month); which processes are run and at what times are specified in the `crontab'.

Users may also install crontabs so that processes are run on their behalf, though this feature can be disabled or restricted to particular users.

Output from the commands is usually mailed to the system administrator (or to the user in question); you should probably install a mail system as well so that you can receive these messages.

This cron package is configured by default to do various standard system maintenance tasks, such as ensuring that logfiles do not grow endlessly and overflow the disk.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), bsdutils

cfengine

*download (222 Kb)
Version: 1.3.19-1 Last modified: Wed Jan 15 21:00:45 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Brian White <bcwhite@verisim.com>
Description:
A tool for configuring and maintaining network machines The main purpose of cfengine is to allow the system administrator to create a single central file which will define how every host on a network should be configured.

cfengine is also useful as an interpreter for a general scripting language for ordinary users. It is handy for tidying up junk files and for maintaining `watchdog' scripts to manage access rights and permissions on files when collaborating with other users.

It takes a while to set up cfengine for a network (especially an already existing network), but once that is done you will wonder how you ever lived without it!

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)

pwgen

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Version: 1-4 Last modified: Sat Jan 11 11:54:52 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Vincent Renardias <vincent@waw.com>
Description:
Automatic Password generation pwgen generates random, meaningless but pronounceable passwords. Depending on how the program was installed, these words contain either only lowercase letters, or upper and lower case mixed, or digits thrown in. Uppercase letters and digits are placed in a way that eases remembering their position when memorizing only the word.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)

super

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Version: 3.9.7-4 Last modified: Sat Jan 11 10:24:16 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.north.de>
Description:
Execute commands setuid root Super allows specified users to execute scripts (or other commands) as if they were root; or it can set the uid and/or gid on a per-command basis before executing the command. It is intended to be a secure alternative to making scripts setuid root.
Depends:
libc5

anacron

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Version: 1.0.2-1 Last modified: Thu Jan 9 13:25:26 1997
Architecture: all
Maintainer:
Christian Schwarz <schwarz@debian.org>
Description:
a cron-like program that doesn't go by time anacron (like `anac(h)ronistic') executes jobs in a certain interval.

Therefore it is useful to schedule daily maintaining jobs, such as cleaning /tmp, getting email from the ISP, etc.

It's also a good replacement for cron on systems, that don't run continously 24 hours a day but are powered on and shut down several times a day.

Depends:
perl

suidmanager

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Version: 0.4 Last modified: Tue Jan 7 12:25:39 1997
Architecture: all
Maintainer:
Christoph Lameter <clameter@waterf.org>
Description:
Manage File Permissions Keeps binaries with special permissions (with setsid or setgid bit) in a central file /etc/suid.conf for easy maintenance and customization. Can be used to override installed default permissions of packages.

autolog

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Version: 0.34-2 Last modified: Sun Jan 5 19:52:28 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org>
Description:
Terminates connections for idle users Autolog terminates connections considered to be idle based on a large variety of parameters.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

termcap-compat

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Version: 1.1.0 Last modified: Sat Dec 28 09:23:26 1996
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Christian Hudon <chrish@debian.org>
Description:
Compatibility package for termcap-based programs. The termcap-compat package provides the libtermcap.so.2 and /etc/termcap files which are required to run non-Debian, binary-only termcap-based programs.

You do not need to install this package to run Debian-packaged programs since Debian GNU/Linux uses terminfo and not termcap. You need this package if a program fails to run with the following error message
"...: can't load library 'libtermcap.so.2'" or complains about a missing /etc/termcap file.

The termcap-compat package isn't meant to be used to compile programs therefore it doesn't provide all the necesary files for compilation. If you want to compile a program that claims to need termcap, why not try ncurses's termcap emulation instead? It's as simple as linking with ncurses instead of libtermcap (i.e. replace the '-ltermcap' with '-lncurses' in the makefile). Ncurses' termcap emulation routines translate terminfo entries to termcap entries on the fly, so you don't even need an /etc/termcap file.

This package provides:
libtermcap.so shared library, version 2.0.8
termcap database, version 9.13.15

Conflicts:
libtermcap

dunc

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Version: 1.5 Last modified: Wed Dec 18 23:44:24 1996
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Richard G. Roberto <richr@bear.com>
Description:
Dial Up Networking Client - configuration utility This is a DUN client configuration utility for Debian GNU/Linux. It uses dialog as a front end to ash, so any ash compatable bourne shell clone should be able to run it. It is not complete, but should automatically set up a ppp connection over a modem line for most vanilla ISP set ups. There is no canned Microsoft(tm) DUN or RAS client support, but you can edit the scripts and config files created by hand to add it if you wish. Alternatively, you can read the ppp HOWTO docs and can one yourself. This comes with tutorials on chat, ppp, this utlity, and the dialog widgets. This is designed for the newbie to help get ppp set up with minimal effort. There should be canned configurations for Microsoft(tm) RAS & DUN clients by the next release (i.e. it will automatically setup a PAP/CHAP connection to a Windows NT(tm) or 95 RAS or DUN server).
Depends:
ae | editor, ash | bash | zsh, dialog (>= 0.9a), shellutils (>= 1.12), ppp (>= 2.2.0f), gzip

mkrboot

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Version: 0.6 Last modified: Thu Dec 12 15:08:12 1996
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@debian.org>
Description:
Make a kernel + rootimage bootable from one disk or from DOS Mkrboot generates bootdisks that contain both a kernel and a rootimage. This enables debian bootup for installation purposes from one floppy.

Mkrboot can also use loadlin to make a floppyless installation possible.

Boot methods supported: - Loadlin from running DOS/Windows without a floppy - Loadlin from a FreeDOS bootup disk - Lilo from one floppy - Kernel Boot loader from one floppy - Syslinux from one floppy

Depends:
bash

p3nfs

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Version: 5.1-1 Last modified: Wed Dec 11 00:31:28 1996
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Billy C.-M. Chow <cmchow@se.cuhk.edu.hk>
Description:
Mount Psion series 3x drives. The package lets you mount psion drives on your Debian box over a serial cable. You can access all the files from the psion with the usual commands like tar, cp, vi & co.

Works with Psion series 3x machines. Haven't tested on a Sienna yet.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.13-1)