python-brlapi - Braille display access via BRLTTY - Python bindings

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name python-brlapi
Package version 5.3.1
Package release 2ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 266 B
Download size 50.15 KB
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BRLTTY is a daemon which provides access to the console (text mode)
for a blind person using a braille display.  It drives the braille
display and provides complete screen review functionality.
BrlAPI is a library which gives an application access to a braille display and
lets it write braille.
This package provides Python 2.x bindings for BrlAPI.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-brlapi_5.3.1-2ubuntu2.1_amd64.deb 5.3.1 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Universe
python-brlapi_5.3.1-2ubuntu2.1_i386.deb 5.3.1 i386 Ubuntu Updates Universe
python-brlapi_5.3.1-2ubuntu2_i386.deb 5.3.1 i386 Ubuntu Universe
python-brlapi - - -


Name Value
libbrlapi0.6 -
libc6 >= 2.14
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package python-brlapi_5.3.1-2ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package brltty

Install Howto

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




2016-04-11 - Luke Yelavich <>
brltty (5.3.1-2ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/rules: Call dh_installinit with --no-start, since we only use
systemd, and to minimize possible rc.d issues on upgrade (LP: #1568137)
[ Samuel Thibault ]
* Make initramfs-tools dependency linux-only. LP: #1567658.
2016-04-08 - Luke Yelavich <>
brltty (5.3.1-2ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* Merge from Debian unstable. Remaining changes:
- Add brltty-setup, installed in both the udeb and the normal system.
- Add initramfs integration to run brltty-setup if necessary before
usplash starts.
- Add ubiquity integration to propagate any brltty configuration to the
target system.
- Add udev rules and /lib/brltty/ to the normal (non-udeb)
package as well.
- Enable brltty if /etc/default/brltty has RUN_BRLTTY=yes, which is set
by the installer if brltty is configured; add a NEWS entry for
- Don't install /etc/brltty.conf in the package
- Install udev rules with the same name (85-brltty.rules) in the udeb as
in the deb.
- Remove the dh-lisp build-dependency, remove the cl-brlapi package, and
adjust the brltty package description accordingly. dh-lisp is not
in main.
- Enable brltty at startup on the target system if the alternate installer
is used.
- Create separate rules file for the brltty deb, with the rules now
pointing to a separate script
- Add gbp.conf file for git buildpackage
- Do not build the at-spi driver, the legacy at-spi stack is no longer in
the archive.
- Drop explicit build dependency on tcl8.4.
- debian/brltty.service: Respect disabling of brltty in the /etc/default
file. Turn this into a "Type=simple" job by running in the foreground so
that the unit can tell apart "disabled" from "running".
* debian/rules: Drop udev rules file, systemD and udev conflict, and cause
brltty to malfunction
2016-03-15 - Samuel Thibault <>
brltty (5.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=high
* rules: Set ddeb-migration.
* control: Depend on debhelper 9.20150628 for ddeb-migration.
* control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.7 (no change).
* control: Build-depend on libsystemd-dev on linux-any (Closes: Bug#818241).
2016-01-19 - Matthias Klose <>
brltty (5.3.1-1ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild to drop python3.4 support.
2016-01-11 - Tim Gardner <>
brltty (5.3.1-1ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* Fix unbalanced quote in debian/brltty.service that was causing syntax
errors and preventing a successful install or remove.

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