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@domcleal domcleal released this 09 Mar 15:55
· 118 commits to master since this release

New maintainers

A new team has adopted and forked the Freight project as it wasn't actively maintained. We're happy to announce v0.3.6 as the first freight-team release.

Please take note of the new Debian repository address and GPG key if upgrading, see Installing from a Debian archive for instructions.

New contributors and patches are welcome, please send pull requests to the freight-team GitHub fork. An IRC channel is also now available on the Freenode network at #freight.


Notably this release includes fixes in the generated archive for newer Debian and Ubuntu clients to work.

New features

  • support multiple GPG keys for signing Release file
  • add Date/Valid-Util release Packages fields for apt 1.1 compatibility
  • support .orig.xz and .debian.tar.xz source files
  • French documentation linked in README
  • add freight-clear-cache man page
  • add Fedora/EPEL package installation instructions
  • add a test suite and Travis CI integration


  • change project URLs and references to freight-team
  • freight-add temporary directories now have a freight. prefix
  • Makefile directory creation improved

Bug fixes

  • fix SHA field labels in release file for apt 1.1 compatibility
  • fix misleading freight-add message when VARLIB is not writeable (rcrowley#48)
  • fix apt errors with empty values in package control fields (rcrowley#53)
  • raise error when config file supplied via -c does not exist (rcrowley#54)