dict-vera - Dictionary of computer related acronyms -- dict format

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name dict-vera
Package version 1.22
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 393 B
Download size 272.60 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
The free version of V.E.R.A. - Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms -
is a comprehensive dictionary of computer related acronyms with more
than 11800 entries.  This package contains the dictionary formatted
for use by the dictionary server in the dictd package.
Note that this version is usually older than the one that is run on
the V.E.R.A. homepage.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dict-vera_1.22-1_all.deb 1.22 all Ubuntu Main
dict-vera - - -


Name Value
dict-server -
dictd -


Name Value
dictd-dictionary -


Type URL
Binary Package dict-vera_1.22-1_all.deb
Source Package vera

Install Howto

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




2015-02-17 - Ryan Kavanagh <rak@debian.org>
vera (1.22-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Ryan Kavanagh ]
* Imported Upstream version 1.22
* Fix watch file
* Bump standards version to 3.9.6
[ Chris Lamb ]
* Make builds reproducible (Closes: #776367)
2014-05-31 - Ryan Kavanagh <rak@debian.org>
vera (1.21-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Bump standards version, no changes required
2013-10-14 - Ryan Kavanagh <rak@debian.org>
vera (1.20-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #659056)
* New upstream release
* Bump standards version to 3.9.4
* Bump debhelper version to >= 8 and compat level to 8
* Added Vcs-Git/Vcs-Browser tags
* Update Homepage field
* Update long description
* Clean up packaging:
+ Upstream provides its own README, don't provide a second copy of it
+ Drop old debian/TODO file
+ Delete upstream changelog from debian/ directory
+ Drop To-build file documenting how to build a package
* Rewrote / completed the copyright file
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt)
* Switch to a modern dh style rules
* Fix makeinfo errors due to lacking menu entries (Closes: #713307),
* Add a dircategory and a direntry to the info file, 02_direntry.diff
* Upstream changelog gets automatically extracted from info file; requires
new arch-independent build-dep on info
2013-01-26 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
vera (1.17-6) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
[ Sven Joachim ]
* Drop duplicate Section/Priority.
* Add missing ${misc:Depends}.
* Drop base-files dependency.
[ Andreas Beckmann ]
* Set maintainer to Debian QA Group.  (See: #659056)
* Rebuild against current debhelper for trigger support.  (Closes: #689774)
2008-08-17 - Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>
vera (1.17-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Restore epoch for dict-vera package.
2008-08-12 - Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>
vera (1.17-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Use debhelper 7 for packaging.
* Add dircategory and direntry to vera.texi so that dh_installinfo
can work.
* Ship md5sums.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.0, no changes needed.
2008-04-24 - Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>
vera (1.17-3) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #461567).
* Add BAARF description, thanks to Branden Robinson (Closes: #382881).
* Fix CAPTCHA description, thanks to Gerfried Fuchs (Closes: #445015).
* Fix DAV description, thanks to Justin Pryzby (Closes: #451390).
* Fix POE description, thanks to Peter Palfrader (Closes: #387009).
* Provide dictd-dictionary in dict-vera, thanks to Tatsuya Kinoshita
(Closes: #466219).
* Depend on base-files (>= 4.0.0), since that is the first version
which contains the GFDL.
* Add debian/watch file.
* Add Homepage field to debian/control.
* Rework and unify the package descriptions and remove useless paragraph
about dictd being needed; dict-vera depends on it anyway.
* Don't call install-info unconditionally in vera maintainer scripts.
* Ensure that /usr/share/doc/dict-vera/dict-vera.changelog-old.gz
is actually a gzipped file.
* Drop alternate build dependency on ancient dictd versions.
* Clean up debian/rules and debian/copyright a bit.
* Delete trailing whitespace from debian/changelog and
* Remove version control files and the redundant GFDL copy from the
Debian diff.
2008-02-15 - Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org>
vera (1.17-2) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload orphaning the package.
* Bumping Standards-Version.
* Make package actually buildable by not hardcoding the version in
* Refer to /usr/share/common-licenses/GFDL and Depend on base-files (>> 4).
Also, no longer install a private GFDL (1.1) copy.

See Also

Package Description
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
dmeventd_1.02.110-1ubuntu10_amd64.deb Linux Kernel Device Mapper event daemon
dmidecode_3.0-2_amd64.deb SMBIOS/DMI table decoder