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 described below.
- Dry run
- Quiet mode
- Verbose mode
- 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
- Config file
- Comma separated list of further relevant binary keys
- Comma separated list of further relevant source keys
- 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 result.
- 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 uses the monitor to generate a summary page about all known transitions. An example of such summary can be found at https://release.debian.org/transitions/.
For more information about ben's frontends, please refer to the reference manual.
Ben was originally written by Stéphane Glondu.
Main web site: https://ben.debian.net/