bbdb - The Insidious Big Brother Database (email rolodex) for Emacs

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename bbdb_2.36-4_all.deb
Package name bbdb
Package version 2.36
Package release 4
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category mail
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 677.24 KB
Installed size 1.58 MB
BBDB is a rolodex-like database program for GNU Emacs.  BBDB stands
for Insidious Big Brother Database, and is not, repeat, *not* an
obscure reference to the Buck Rogers TV series.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bbdb_2.36-4_all.deb 2.36 all Ubuntu Main
bbdb - - -


Name Value
emacs23 -
emacs24 -
emacsen -
make -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package bbdb_2.36-4_all.deb
Source Package bbdb

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bbdb deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bbdb




2014-02-24 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.36-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* engage dh autoreconf, rm ./configure, relax regarding ./configure +x bit
* updates to debian/README.Debian and debian/README.source
* remove CVS keyword expansion artifacts
* add savannah repo pointers to bbdb.texinfo
* remove PHONY stuff in debian/rules
* remove stray old-style quasiquote in macro
* allow emacs24 to satisfy dependencies
* bump standards version, dh version
* single debian patch source option
2012-11-30 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.36-3) unstable; urgency=low
[ S├ębastien Villemot ]
* debian/bbdb.emacsen-install: no longer create /root/.gnupg during
installation of the package. This is achieved by binding GNUPGHOME to a
temporary directory during bytecode compilation (Closes: #694417)
2010-12-12 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.36-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to bbdb-vcard 0.3, which better parses birthdays
* bump standards version (debian/changelog)
* bump to dh 8, dh --parallel, dh --with autotools_dev (debian/compat,
debian/control, debian/rules)
* rephrase for grammar and Moore's Law (debian/bbdb.emacsen-install)
(closes: #440192, #540539)
2010-04-20 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.36-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New "upstream" release.
* Look for upstream in github repo (debian/watch)
2010-04-19 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to bbdb-vcard 0.2, which no longer uses convcard
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* Build dependency on texlive-latex-base (closes: #577860)
2010-03-27 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Update bbdb-vcard
* Suggest multisync-tools for convcard used (default) by bbdb-vcard
* Use dpkg-source 1.0 format, as 3.0 (git) cannot handle submodules
2010-03-09 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-5) unstable; urgency=low
* fiddle with info stuff for robustness
* require emacs at build, avoiding extras install problem (closes: #571686)
* include bbdb-vcard in bits tarball
2010-02-26 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-4) unstable; urgency=low
* prevent debian build-time error when emacs not installed (closes: #571434)
* rev deb std
2010-02-03 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-3) unstable; urgency=low
* chmod +x configure patch, thanks to Kumar Appaiah (closes: #567197)
2009-12-27 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Misc additional files in bits/
* Minor packaging tweaks
* Build dependency for /usr/bin/tex (closes: #560582)

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bind9_9.10.3.dfsg.P4-8_amd64.deb Internet Domain Name Server
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binutils-doc_2.26-8ubuntu2_all.deb Documentation for the GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities
binutils-multiarch-dev_2.26-8ubuntu2_amd64.deb GNU binary utilities that support multi-arch targets (BFD development files)