devscripts is a Debian ?Package containing many useful scripts for a Debian maintainer.
Here are some of the highlights
- bts -- A tool to manipulate BugReports.
- debchange -- Manipulate Debian Changelogs.
- debdiff -- Extract differences between two BinaryPackages.
- debsign -- Sign a Debian package so it can be uploaded.
- dget -- Download a Debian SourcePackage.
- uscan -- Look for new versions of a package.
- ?uupdate -- Integrate debian changes in to a new ?UpstreamVersion.
It is well worth installing this package and reading the manpage of each of the programs in it, you never know when one of them might come in useful.