shapelib - Library for reading and writing ESRI Shapefiles - tools

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name shapelib
Package version 1.3.0
Package release 5
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 810 B
Download size 105.68 KB
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The Shapefile format is a working and interchange format promoted by
ESRI for simple vector data with attributes. It is apparently the only
file format that can be edited in ARCView 2/3, and can also be exported
and imported in ArcGis.
This package contains a useful set of tools to manage shapefiles.


Package Version Architecture Repository
shapelib_1.3.0-5_amd64.deb 1.3.0 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
shapelib - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libproj9 >= 4.8.0
libshp2 >= 1.3.0
libstdc++6 >= 4.1.1


Type URL
Binary Package shapelib_1.3.0-5_i386.deb
Source Package shapelib

Install Howto

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




2015-08-11 - Bas Couwenberg <>
shapelib (1.3.0-5) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Johan Van de Wauw ]
* Add man pages for dbfcat, dbfinfo, shpcat, shpcentrd, shpdxf, shpfix,
shpinfo & shpproj.
[ Bas Couwenberg ]
* Update my email to address.
* Add upstream metadata.
* Update watch file with sepwatch changes. 
* Add common version mangling in watch file.
* Merge man pages from 0001-Add-manpages.patch with man pages from Johan.
* Add patch to fix 'useful' typo.
* Add patch to use local CSS to fix privacy-breach-generic lintian issue.
* Install all HTML documentation.
2014-10-14 - Bas Couwenberg <>
shapelib (1.3.0-4) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Arto Jantunen ]
* Add build-dependency on libtool-bin. (closes: #761786)
[ Johan Van de Wauw ]
* Use dpkg buildflags in contrib (fixes hardening warnings).
[ Bas Couwenberg ]
* Add myself to Uploaders.
* Add gbp.conf to use pristine-tar by default.
* Update copyright file.
* Add symbols file for libshp.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6, changes: symbols & copyright.
* Add doc-base control file.
2014-03-26 - Francesco Paolo Lovergine <>
shapelib (1.3.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Fix FTBFS on powerpc by prefixing _{BIG,LITTLE}_ENDIAN with
LIBSHAPE. (Names starting with an underscore are reserved.).
(Closes: #742148)
2014-03-18 - Francesco Paolo Lovergine <>
shapelib (1.3.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Moved to DEP5 copyright format and annotated double licensing,
previously missing. (Closes: #742039)
* Revised long description in debian/control.
2014-03-15 - Arto Jantunen <>
shapelib (1.3.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Arto Jantunen ]
* Imported Upstream version 1.3.0 (Closes: #526984)
* Remove patch 0002 (Thread safety fixes), no longer needed
* Update build system patches (0003-0005) to match new Makefile
* debian/ update for new file locations
* debian/rules: update for new version
* Bump SONAME due to API and ABI changes in 1.3.0
[ Francesco Paolo Lovergine ]
* Annotated latest changes by Arto into debian/changelog.
* Updated debian/watch file to current repository.
* Policy bumped to 3.9.5, no changes required.
* Now installing also contributed tools (Closes: #539341).
* Added a new b-d on libproj-dev.
2012-06-03 - Arto Jantunen <>
shapelib (1.2.10-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Team Upload
* Remove patch 0001 (Disable proj_api.h include), this was never used
* Apply patch from Simon Ruderich to use all hardening flags
(Closes: #672465)
2012-05-08 - Arto Jantunen <>
shapelib (1.2.10-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Team Upload
* Update to the dh tool (and debhelper compat 9)
* Stop distributing libtool .la file
* Enable multiarch (Closes: #670632)
* Update Standards-Version, no (further) changes
* Add section to the source package (thanks lintian)
* Modify short description to not start with an article (thanks lintian)
* Add Vcs-* fields to debian/control
* Convert to source-format 3.0 (quilt)
* Update libtool patch to fully use system libtool without any kludges
(Closes: #316945)
* Add patch to dynamically link the shp* binaries to libshp
* Add patch to stop setting CFLAGS in the Makefile, allowing debhelper
to set it instead

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