dict-jargon - dict package for The Jargon Lexicon

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Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name dict-jargon
Package version 4.4.7
Package release 2ubuntu1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 672 B
Download size 602.40 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
The Jargon File is a comprehensive compendium of hacker slang
illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor.
This package includes "The Jargon Lexicon" (main section of The Jargon
File, version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003), formatted for use by the dictionary
server in the dictd package.
The complete Jargon File is available in the jargon-text package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dict-jargon_4.4.7-2ubuntu1_all.deb 4.4.7 all Ubuntu Main
dict-jargon - - -


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dict-server -
dictd -


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dictd-dictionary -


Type URL
Binary Package dict-jargon_4.4.7-2ubuntu1_all.deb
Source Package dict-jargon

Install Howto

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




2010-01-28 - Mathias Gug <mathiaz@ubuntu.com>
dict-jargon (4.4.7-2ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low
* Replace elinks with w3m.
2009-06-20 - Ruben Molina <rmolina@udea.edu.co>
dict-jargon (4.4.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add dict-server to Depends (Closes: #533717)
* Standards-Version bumped to 3.8.2 (no changes)
* Add versioned reference to GPL in debian/copyright 
2009-01-29 - Ruben Molina <rmolina@udea.edu.co>
dict-jargon (4.4.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #436120)
* New upstream version. Sources repackaged because only three files
are needed (817K of 6,0M)
* Standards-Version bumped to 3.8.0
* Added Homepage field to debian/control
* Added debian/watch file
* Debian package reworked. See jargon2dict.sh for the new parsing process
* Removed Build-Depends-Indep on docbook-xml, konwert, gawk, python, lynx
and html2text
* Added Build-Depends-Indep on elinks-lite
* Added Build-Depends on quilt and debhelper
* Added Suggests on dict
* Removed Build-Conflicts-Indep on w3m (The problem reported on changelog
entry 4.4.4-6 is no longer reproducible)
* Solved some syntax errors on debian/changelog
* Removed duplicated entries from debian/changelog
* apologia and other sections of the Jargon File are no longer included.
This sections are available in jargon-text package
* Upstream ChangeLog is now generated using versions table from chapter 3,
and not the full chapter
* Added DEBHELPER token to postinst and postrm scripts
2008-04-24 - Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
dict-jargon (4.4.4-7) unstable; urgency=low
* QA Upload
+ change maintainer to QA group
+ acknowledge NMUs. Closes: #348263, #423755, #440501,
#463777, #470351.
* Provide dictd-dictionary. Closes: #466216.
2008-04-12 - Kapil Hari Paranjape <kapil@debian.org>
dict-jargon (4.4.4-6.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix RC bugs.
* Change invocation by "xmlto" of "jargon-text.xsl" in upstream
Makefile from "-m" to "-x". (Closes: #470351)
* Use "--columns 79" in invocation of dictfmt by debian/rules
since upstream Makefile uses 79 as output width. (Closes: #463777)
2007-09-30 - Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>
dict-jargon (4.4.4-6.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix RC bugs.
* Switch to using invoke-rc.d in postinst and postrm. (Closes: #348263).
* Updated debian/jargon-patch using Cyril Brulebois's file to fix FTBFS.
(Closes: #423755, #440501).
2004-03-22 - Robert D. Hilliard <hilliard@debian.org>
dict-jargon (4.4.4-5) unstable; urgency=high
* Patched jargon.xml to make it validate properly, and to work with
current version of xmlif, with invaluable help from Neil Roeth
<neil@debian.org>.  Thanks, Neill.  Closes: #229435.
2003-11-01 - Robert D. Hilliard <hilliard@debian.org>
dict-jargon (4.4.4-4) unstable; urgency=high
* Added lynx to Build-Depends-Indep:, and eliminated need for nbreak
binary  Closes: #214997 (really this time)
* Commented out the Makefile target names.xml, and removed binary nbreak.
(According to the Makefile, names.xml is "needed for the book version",
so it is not needed for this package.)
2003-10-10 - Robert D. Hilliard <hilliard@debian.org>
dict-jargon (4.4.4-3) unstable; urgency=high
* Added gawk and python to Build-Depends-Indep: Closes: #214997

See Also

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dict-vera_1.22-1_all.deb Dictionary of computer related acronyms -- dict format
dict_1.12.1+dfsg-3_amd64.deb dictionary client
dictd_1.12.1+dfsg-3_amd64.deb dictionary server
dictionaries-common-dev_1.26.3_all.deb spelling dictionaries - developer files
dictionaries-common_1.26.3_all.deb spelling dictionaries - common utilities
dictzip_1.12.1+dfsg-3_amd64.deb compression utility for dictionary databases
diffstat_1.61-1_amd64.deb produces graph of changes introduced by a diff file
diffutils-doc_3.3-3_all.deb Documentation for GNU diffutils in HTML format
diffutils_3.3-3_amd64.deb File comparison utilities
dirmngr_2.1.11-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb server for managing certificate revocation lists
distro-info-data_0.28_all.deb information about the distributions' releases (data files)
distro-info_0.14build1_amd64.deb provides information about the distributions' releases
diveintopython-zh_5.4b-1_all.deb free Python book for experienced programmers (zh translation)
dkms_2.2.0.3-2ubuntu11_all.deb Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework