The Debian Janitor is a project to automatically make changes to Debian packages.

It finds VCS repositories associated with packages in the Debian archive, runs a set of predefined operations on them, builds the resulting package and then publishes the result (both as a VCS repository and as a Debian package).

The overall goal is to reduce the manual effort that is needed to maintain a Debian package, allowing maintainers to just click *Merge* in a web UI and allowing users to try out newer upstream versions of packages without the involvement of the maintainer.


Talks about the Janitor: