bbdb - The Insidious Big Brother Database (email rolodex) for Emacs

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name bbdb
Package version 2.36
Package release 4.1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 1.53 KB
Download size 678.98 KB
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BBDB is a rolodex-like database program for GNU Emacs.  BBDB stands
for Insidious Big Brother Database, and is not, repeat, *not* an
obscure reference to the Buck Rogers TV series.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bbdb_2.36-4.1_all.deb 2.36 all Ubuntu Main
bbdb - - -


Name Value
emacs24 -
emacs25 -
emacsen -
make -
perl:any -


Type URL
Binary Package bbdb_2.36-4.1_all.deb
Source Package bbdb

Install Howto

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




2017-08-03 - David Bremner <>
bbdb (2.36-4.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Replace emacs24 with emacs25 as a (build)-dependency. Leave emacs24 for backports
(Closes: #870680).
2014-02-24 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.36-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* engage dh autoreconf, rm ./configure, relax regarding ./configure +x bit
* updates to debian/README.Debian and debian/README.source
* remove CVS keyword expansion artifacts
* add savannah repo pointers to bbdb.texinfo
* remove PHONY stuff in debian/rules
* remove stray old-style quasiquote in macro
* allow emacs24 to satisfy dependencies
* bump standards version, dh version
* single debian patch source option
2012-11-30 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.36-3) unstable; urgency=low
[ S├ębastien Villemot ]
* debian/bbdb.emacsen-install: no longer create /root/.gnupg during
installation of the package. This is achieved by binding GNUPGHOME to a
temporary directory during bytecode compilation (Closes: #694417)
2010-12-12 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.36-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to bbdb-vcard 0.3, which better parses birthdays
* bump standards version (debian/changelog)
* bump to dh 8, dh --parallel, dh --with autotools_dev (debian/compat,
debian/control, debian/rules)
* rephrase for grammar and Moore's Law (debian/bbdb.emacsen-install)
(closes: #440192, #540539)
2010-04-20 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.36-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New "upstream" release.
* Look for upstream in github repo (debian/watch)
2010-04-19 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to bbdb-vcard 0.2, which no longer uses convcard
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* Build dependency on texlive-latex-base (closes: #577860)
2010-03-27 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Update bbdb-vcard
* Suggest multisync-tools for convcard used (default) by bbdb-vcard
* Use dpkg-source 1.0 format, as 3.0 (git) cannot handle submodules
2010-03-09 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-5) unstable; urgency=low
* fiddle with info stuff for robustness
* require emacs at build, avoiding extras install problem (closes: #571686)
* include bbdb-vcard in bits tarball
2010-02-26 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-4) unstable; urgency=low
* prevent debian build-time error when emacs not installed (closes: #571434)
* rev deb std
2010-02-03 - Barak A. Pearlmutter <>
bbdb (2.35.cvs20080316-3) unstable; urgency=low
* chmod +x configure patch, thanks to Kumar Appaiah (closes: #567197)

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