dictd - dictionary server

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Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name dictd
Package version 1.12.1+dfsg
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 344 B
Download size 101.40 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This package provides a TCP-based server that allows a client to access
dictionary definitions from a set of natural language dictionary databases.
Many dictionary databases have been packaged for use with dictd. They are
described in the /usr/share/doc/dictd/README.Debian.gz file.
Either dict-gcide or dict-wn is essential for a useful English
language dictionary server.  It is strongly recommended that both be
installed.  If you are interested in computer terminology, it is
recommended to install at least dict-jargon, dict-foldoc, or
The client program, dict, is packaged separately and is needed on all
machines that will use the server.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dictd_1.12.1+dfsg-3_i386.deb 1.12.1+dfsg i386 Ubuntu Main
dictd - - -


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adduser -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
dictzip >= 1.12.1+dfsg
libc6 >= 2.14
libmaa3 >= 1.2.0
lsb-base >= 3.2-13
netbase -
ucf >= 3
update-inetd -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


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dict-server -


Name Value
dict-server -


Type URL
Binary Package dictd_1.12.1+dfsg-3_amd64.deb
Source Package dictd

Install Howto

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




2014-09-20 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Build-Depends on libtool-bin instead of libtool (closes: #761744).
* Standards-Version: 3.9.6 (no changes).
2013-05-09 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
2013-03-28 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
+ fixed "dictl: incorrect handling of apostrophe" (closes: #677868).
* Remove 13-dictd_virtual-example.patch and 14-dictd.8-typos.patch
as they were applied by upstream.
* Merge 12-spelling-typos2.patch into 9-spelling-typos.patch.
* Switch to using debhelper v9..
2012-05-20 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=low
* 14-dictd.8-typos.patch: Fix typos in dictd(8) man page (closes: #657197).
* debian/control:
+ Standards-Version: 3.9.3.
+ Update VCS fields.
* debian/dictd.init: add lsb Description field.
2012-03-09 - Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-4.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Dutch; (Jeroen Schot).  Closes: #652021
- Indonesian (Mahyuddin Susanto).  Closes: #661144
2011-05-07 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild with the latest libmaa.
* Add Danish translation of debconf templates (closes: #624662).
* debian/control:
+ Standards-Version: 3.9.2 (no changes);
+ reformat dependency fields with wrap-and-sort command;
+ bump dependency on libmaa-dev to >= 1.3.0;
+ add VCS fields.
* debian/rules: switch to using debhelper's tiny rules format.
* debian/copyright: change format to DEP-5.
* Prefix patch names with a sequential numbers and refresh patches with
gbp-pq import/export.
* New patches:
+ 12-spelling-typos2: fix more spelling typos found by lintian;
+ 13-dictd_virtual-example: fix wrong keyword in dictd_virtual.conf
example (closes: #622637).
2011-02-13 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* debian/rules:
+ support build-arch and build-indep targets;
+ make use of dpkg-buildflags, dh_auto_*, dh_autotools_dev* commands;
* Join Makefile-debcflags.patch, Makefile-clean.patch into Makefile.patch.
* Makefile.patch: don't filter `-O' out from CFLAGS any more.
* dict_lookup.patch: minor fix.
2011-02-02 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-2) experimental; urgency=low
* Merge changes from version 1.11.2+dfsg-4.
* Install the new dict_lookup binary into dict package.
* Add dict_lookup.patch:
+ check for existance of xterm & xclip commands;
+ select first available utf-8 locale or fail if there isn't any;
+ use colorit with its default configuration.
2011-01-23 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Add Brazilian Portuguese debconf templates translation (closes: #610408).
* Bump debhelper to v8.
* Switch to the 3.0 (quilt) source format. Drop build dependency on quilt
together with the debian/README.source file.
2011-01-28 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.11.2+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* md5-64bit.patch: fix invalid definition on uint32 type on 64-bit systems
(except for alpha), which caused failures when 64-bit dict client tried
to authenticate a user against 32-bit dictd server (closes: #611203).
* Add Brazilian Portuguese debconf templates translation (closes: #610408).

See Also

Package Description
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
dmraid_1.0.0.rc16-4.2ubuntu3_amd64.deb Device-Mapper Software RAID support tool
dmsetup_1.02.110-1ubuntu10_amd64.deb Linux Kernel Device Mapper userspace library