SYNOPSIS

ben FRONTEND [OPTIONS]

ben [-h|-help|--help]

DESCRIPTION

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\(cqs archive. All frontends share a common list of options described below.

OPTIONS

--dry-run

Dry run

--quiet|-q

Quiet mode

--verbose

Verbose mode

--mirror uri

Package mirror to use

--mirror-binaries uri

Package mirror to use for binaries

--mirror-sources uri

Package mirror to use for sources

--areas a,...

Areas to consider (comma separated)

--archs a,...

Architectures to consider (comma separated)

--suite a

Suite

--cache-dir d

Path to cache dir

--cache-file|-C f

Specify the name of the cache file

--use-cache

Use cache whenever possible

--config|-c c

Config file

--more-binary-keys l

Comma separated list of further relevant binary keys

--more-source-keys l

Comma separated list of further relevant source keys

--preferred-compression-format f

Preferred compression format (Default: Gzip)

FRONTENDS

download

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.

query

This utility is pretty much like grep-dctrl(1). Given a list of Packages or Sources files, it performs a query and outputs the result.

monitor

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).

tracker

This frontend uses the monitor to generate a summary page about all known transitions. An example of such summary can be found at http://release.debian.org/transitions/.

For more information about ben\(cqs frontends, please refer to the reference manual.

AUTHOR

Ben was originally written by St├ęphane Glondu.

RESOURCES

Main web site: http://ben.debian.net/