Package Details: debianutils

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: debianutils
Description: Miscellaneous utilities specific to Debian
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: sanerb
Maintainer: sanerb
Last Packager: sanerb
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.013950
First Submitted: 2015-08-25 00:00
Last Updated: 2019-02-26 17:26

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sanerb commented on 2016-06-26 04:31

Please note the following additions:

# Bug reports can be filed at
# News updates for packages can be followed at

(If you want an RSS-feed only pertaining to my AUR packages, you can subscribe to in your favourite RSS reader.)

Note that you should still use the AUR web interface for flagging packages as out-of-date if a new version is released; the aforementioned bug tracker is to aid in issues with building/packaging/the PKGBUILD formats/etc. specifically.

GPG signature "errors" are explained here:

Please read; it's not a bug.


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sanerb commented on 2019-02-26 17:27

@kmeaw - thanks for letting me know about the new release! looks like it's a patch-level release. updated

sanerb commented on 2019-01-19 20:18

@Quyet see pinned comment.

Quyet commented on 2019-01-19 05:55

I got this error while building: Verifying source file signatures with gpg... debianutils_4.8.6.tar.xz ... FAILED (unknown public key 8C004C2F93481F6B) ==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!

sanerb commented on 2018-06-29 13:12


thanks! for some reason i was never alerted to new versions, either. so:

  • source url fixed (the url= param was checked and works)
  • updated to 4.8.6

dreieck commented on 2018-06-29 09:55

It cannot download the source anymore. has to be changed to (two things: 1. changed to, 2. ftp.debian.<tld> needs to be changed to http.debian.<tld>).

Error message:

==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Downloading debianutils_4.8.1.1.tar.xz...
--2018-06-29 11:47:22--  <>
Resolving ( failed: Connection timed out.
wget: unable to resolve host address ‘’
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading <>

After correcting the source entry, download works.

Please, also check and correct the url=-entry.

Please correct in your AUR package.

sanerb commented on 2017-04-17 21:52


see 2016-06-03 comment. more information:

hawkeye116477 commented on 2017-04-17 19:31

PGP Error

sanerb commented on 2016-12-02 03:12


Thanks! Updated and pushed.

migueldvb commented on 2016-12-01 22:39

=> ERROR: Failure while downloading

It looks like version 4.8.1 is out

markzz commented on 2016-09-08 11:12

sanerb: I am not miguided, there is no reason to validate your signature on software you are not a part of upstream. If upstream is signing their packages you should use their signature files and it's absolutely no different to add their keys to my own personal keyring (because makepkg doesn't touch pacman's keyring) than it is to use yours. The point of validating signatures is another validation on top of checksums and to verify you're getting what upsteam is intending you to get which using yours means YOU could apply a patch and we could be using something not by the Debian developers.

I do not know of any other source packages here (other than perhaps yours) on the AUR that do what you're doing and I will probably bring this up on aur-general and get a TU's opinion.

As for the Arch Linux repositories (core, extra, ...), those are binary packages being signed and are irrelevant.

I would also like you to look at packages in the ABS, (install abs package and run abs as root) and note that the Arch Linux developers and TUs do not sign source tars in the source packages.