python-evdev - Python bindings for the generic input event interface

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name python-evdev
Package version 0.4.7
Package release 0ubuntu4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 118 B
Download size 26.74 KB
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The evdev interface serves the purpose of passing events generated in the
kernel directly to userspace through character devices that are typically
located in /dev/input/.
evdev also comes with bindings to uinput, the userspace input subsystem.
Uinput allows userspace programs to create and handle input devices from
which they can inject events directly into the input subsystem.
This is the Python 2 version of the package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-evdev_0.4.7-0ubuntu4_i386.deb 0.4.7 i386 Ubuntu Universe
python-evdev - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7~
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~


Type URL
Binary Package python-evdev_0.4.7-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb
Source Package python-evdev

Install Howto

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




2016-03-20 - Logan Rosen <>
python-evdev (0.4.7-0ubuntu4) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/input-event-codes.diff: Cherrypick patch from upstream Git
to fix import failure with Linux 4.4.0 kernel headers.
2016-01-18 - Matthias Klose <>
python-evdev (0.4.7-0ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild to drop python3.4 support.
2015-07-22 - Steve Langasek <>
python-evdev (0.4.7-0ubuntu2) wily; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for python3.5 transition
2015-05-25 - Logan Rosen <>
python-evdev (0.4.7-0ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* debian/copyright: Update short name for BSD license.
* debian/control:
- Build-depend on dh-python.
- Fix capitalization of "python" in description synposes.
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
* debian/rules: Simplify by using pybuild.
2014-04-01 - Dimitri John Ledkov <>
python-evdev (0.4.1-0ubuntu3) trusty; urgency=medium
* No change rebuild to drop python3.3 compiled extension.
2014-01-04 - Matthias Klose <>
python-evdev (0.4.1-0ubuntu2) trusty; urgency=medium
* Rebuild for python3.4 as a supported python version.
2013-07-29 - Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak <>
python-evdev (0.4.1-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low
* New upstream version. (LP: #1206139)
- Fix segfault in device_read_many()
- Fix reference counting in device_read, device_read_many and 
- New enhancements
* debian/control, debian/copyright:
- Modified the short package descriptions, changed homepage and Vcs
2013-05-30 - Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak <>
python-evdev (0.3.3-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low
* Initial release.

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