scantool - OBD-II vehicle diagnostic scanner

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name scantool
Package version 1.21+dfsg
Package release 6
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 552 B
Download size 164.21 KB
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Scanning tool that communicates with OBD-II serial port devices, used
for vehicle diagnostics. Requires a serial to CAN bus device specific
to the OBD-II port for a given model vehicle.


Package Version Architecture Repository
scantool_1.21+dfsg-6_amd64.deb 1.21+dfsg amd64 Ubuntu Universe
scantool - - -


Name Value
liballegro4.4 -
libc6 >= 2.8


Type URL
Binary Package scantool_1.21+dfsg-6_i386.deb
Source Package scantool

Install Howto

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




2015-08-24 - Kees Cook <>
scantool (1.21+dfsg-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control: Build-depend on liballegro4-dev, thanks to Adam Conrad.
* debian/rules: handle already-cleaned tree more gracefully.
2015-03-14 - Kees Cook <>
scantool (1.21+dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Solved FTBFS with gcc-5 (Closes: 778110):
- explicitly use static inlines:
- debian/patches/dzcomm-usb-serial.patch
- fix asprintf declaration and usage:
- debian/patches/multi-code.patch
- debian/patches/scantool-linux-build.patch
* Fixed lintian issues:
- debian/copyright: add missing license short name.
- debian/control: bump standards version, no changes needed.
2012-12-23 - Kees Cook <>
scantool (1.21+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches/scantool-linux-build.patch: update to include path to
codes file, which should not be static.
* debian/codes: add vendor-specific DTC code lists to available codes.
* debian/patches/multi-code.patch: handle duplicate codes and report
code origin as a prefix.
2012-06-01 - Kees Cook <>
scantool (1.21+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add debian/patches/kfreebsd-build-fixes.patch: fix up source for
kfreebsd builds.
* debian/rules, debian/patches/build-flags.patch: pass compiler flags to
build correctly.
* debian/control, debian/compat: bump compat level to 9.
* debian/control: bump standards version; no changes needed.
* debian/patches/drop-report-request.patch: do not report to
since they don't want reports on this ancient software any more. :)
* debian/patches/allow-elm327-clones.patch: fix clones harder
(Closes: 674179).
2011-06-22 - Kees Cook <>
scantool (1.21+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add debian/patches/allow-elm327-clones.patch: do not abort when faced
with an ELM327 device that wasn't manufactured by ScanTool.Net
(Closes: 630603).
2011-05-28 - Kees Cook <>
scantool (1.21+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: 627635).
- dropped unused non-free "listports.{c,h}" from orig tarball.

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