The Debian Archive Kit web api, AKA the FTP-Master api, allows anyone to query the database of the Debian archive kit for information related to the archive. That is, it provides information about the archive, its suites and all the packages.


The API is still new and we are adding new features whenever someone asks for them. Or better yet, provides a patch. The APIs code lives in the DAK codebase, if you want to provide a patch with a new feature, or fix a bug, feel free to fork it on Salsa and send us a merge request:



The API responds to simple http queries and (usually) replies with JSON formatted data. Some commands may require an extra parameter to output JSON (notably the madison one).

https://api.ftp-master.debian.org/ is the base path for all requests.

The list of available methods can be seen by browsing the automatically generated documentation for the dakweb.queries module. There are various submodules dealing with different parts of the api. Every public function of those modules corresponds to one available method. The input parameters and the output format are documented with each of those functions.

@contact: “Debian FTPMaster <ftpmaster@debian.org>”.



Main script to run the dakweb server and also to provide the list_paths and path_help functions



@contact: Debian FTPMaster <ftpmaster@debian.org> @copyright: 2014 Mark Hymers <mhy@debian.org> @license: GNU General Public License version 2 or later