sextractor - Source extractor for astronomical images

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name sextractor
Package version 2.19.5+dfsg
Package release 4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.13 KB
Download size 258.82 KB
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Find sources, such as stars and galaxies, in astronomical images.
The input data files are in FITS file format, and are analyzed to
compute the locations of sources, with the ability to distinguish
between galaxies and stars using a neural-network technique.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sextractor_2.19.5+dfsg-4_amd64.deb 2.19.5+dfsg amd64 Ubuntu Universe
sextractor - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libfftw3-single3 - -
liblapack3 -


Type URL
Binary Package sextractor_2.19.5+dfsg-4_i386.deb
Source Package sextractor

Install Howto

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




2015-11-26 - Ole Streicher <>
sextractor (2.19.5+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve CI test so that it returns differences to the original catalog
2015-05-30 - Ole Streicher <>
sextractor (2.19.5+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Replace the build date with the last changed date of
* Unify debian/copyright with other astromatic packages
2015-04-25 - Ole Streicher <>
sextractor (2.19.5+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Change maintainer and VCS to debian-astro
* Update uploaders e-mail address
* Update standards version to 3.9.6. No changes needed.
* Change License to GPL-3.
* Create upstream/metadata with bibliographic information
* Create CI tests
2014-03-21 - Ole Streicher <>
sextractor (2.19.5+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Push standards-version to 3.9.5.
* Push compat to 9
2013-01-30 - Ole Streicher <>
sextractor (2.8.6+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove non-free documentation from source. Closes: #699275, #399759
2012-06-13 - Ole Streicher <>
sextractor (2.8.6-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBS on mips (missed in last release)
2012-06-05 - Ole Streicher <>
sextractor (2.8.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBS on mips and mipsel
* Fix format version number
* Push to latest policy release
* Add DM-Upload-Allowed: yes
2012-01-05 - Ole Streicher <>
sextractor (2.8.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer. Closes: #654761
* New upstream release. Closes: #406981, #624993
* Update to current debian/source release. Closes: #615298
2006-01-20 - Justin Pryzby <>
sextractor (2.4.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release; closes: 335745.
- 'fixes a few "triggering" issues with WIN parameters'
- ./debian/copyright: update URL
* Indent homepage pseudo field as per DevRef best-practice.
* Clarify public-domain license in ./debian/copyright and ./debian/rules.
* Update TODO with stuff from BTS that isn't yet fixed now.
* Apply a patch to allow cross-compilation with mingw.
* Conflicts+Replaces: sextractor-doc; closes: #337281.
* Transpose ./configure and CFLAGS.
* Allowing cross compilation with mingw32.
2005-10-18 - Justin Pryzby <>
sextractor (2.4.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release;
- Now handles MEF FITS files; a previous package by Stephen Quinney
included a Debian patch to support them.
* New maintainer (first official upload of this package maintained by me);
Closes: #260740: ITP;
- Previously maintained by Stephen Quinney, and updated unofficially by
Florian Ernst.  Thanks to Florian for sponsoring this upload.
- Redo packaging from scratch, taking into account my own previous diffs,
Florian's diff, and Stephen's diff.
* ./debian/copyright: include the wcs library license as included; neither
call it "package", nor "Lesser GPL", but do update the FSF address to
avoid a lintian warning;

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