troffcvt - Converts troff source to HTML, RTF, and plain text

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name troffcvt
Package version 1.04
Package release 23
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 590 B
Download size 153.76 KB
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Use this package to convert manuals and manpages and other documents
written using troff to more manageable formats, such as HTML, RTF,
or plain text.


Package Version Architecture Repository
troffcvt_1.04-23_amd64.deb 1.04 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
troffcvt - - -


Name Value
debianutils >= 1.6
groff >= 1.17.1-1
libc6 >= 2.4
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package troffcvt_1.04-23_i386.deb
Source Package troffcvt

Install Howto

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




2015-12-18 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-23) unstable; urgency=medium
* Depend on perl, not perl5 (thanks, Dominic Hargreaves; closes: #808324).
2015-10-27 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-22) unstable; urgency=low
* Add a Homepage field.
* Simplify debian/rules using /usr/share/dpkg/
* Use "find -perm /111" rather than "find -perm +111" (closes: #803018).
2012-06-22 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-21) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dpkg-buildflags to enable hardening options.
* Build-depend on groff for the -ms macros.
2011-11-12 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-20) unstable; urgency=low
* Update Vcs-Bzr field for Alioth changes.
* Add build-arch and build-indep targets.
* Add ${misc:Depends}.
2010-02-20 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-19) unstable; urgency=low
* Quote ConfigRootDir in WRPRC-2.11/config/site.def so that words in the
directory name that happen to correspond to imake definitions aren't
expanded.  Should fix current build failures on kfreebsd-i386 and sparc.
2009-09-07 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-18) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to debhelper v7.
2008-09-05 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-17) unstable; urgency=low
* Add a debian/rules patch target.
* Add debian/README.source explaining our (messy) source package handling.
* Imported into a branch on; add Vcs-Bzr control field.
* Build-depend on xutils-dev (for makedepend and imake) rather than the
obsolete xutils (closes: #485223).
2007-08-19 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-16) unstable; urgency=low
* patches/WRPRC-2.11.diff:
- Don't strip binaries on 'make install'; let dh_strip do that according
to DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS (closes: #438221).
* Use debhelper v4.
* patches/troffcvt-1.04.diff:
- Always include <string.h> (I don't know how to fix the Imake
configuration to detect it properly ...).
- Remove contents of troffcvt-1.04/config/linux-pmac.p-cf, which serve
only to interfere with our attempts to set groff's macro path
correctly on powerpc.
- Fix handling of tbl separator characters that also happen to be Perl
regex metacharacters (thanks, Lars Helgeland; closes: #255132).
* Correct tc2text(1) to talk about unroff rather than troff2text, though
also create troff2text as a convenience symlink (closes: #397079).
2002-12-14 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-15) unstable; urgency=low
* Tweak short description for lintian's benefit.
* Build msub with debugging symbols.
* patches/msub-1.13.diff: Include <stdlib.h>, <string.h>, and <unistd.h>
in msub.c rather than the incomplete list of manual prototypes. This
seems to get rid of valgrind's complaints, so I think should fix the
reported segfault; if it doesn't, please reopen (closes: #173010).
* Policy version 3.5.6. Still need to sort out how to compile everything
with debugging symbols in order to comply with later versions.
2001-06-23 - Colin Watson <>
troffcvt (1.04-14) unstable; urgency=low
* patches/troffcvt-1.04.diff: OK, so I should have better thought out how
to handle groff's versioned library directory. Use 1.17.1-1's new
'current' symlink.
* debian/control: Bump groff dependency to >= 1.17.1-1.

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