packagesearch - GUI for searching packages and viewing package information

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name packagesearch
Package version 2.7.5build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.25 KB
Download size 330.45 KB
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This tool is aimed to help you search the packages you need. It should
make the task of searching a pleasant experience.
Search can be done by
* pattern
* tags (based on the debtags system, a new way of categorizing
Debian packages)
* files
* installed status
* orphaned packages
Additionally a lot of information about the packages is displayed,
including the files belonging to them.
It is possible to install or remove packages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
packagesearch_2.7.5build1_amd64.deb 2.7.5build1 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
packagesearch - - -


Name Value
apt >=
apt-xapian-index -
debtags >= 1.6.1
libapt-pkg5.0 >= 0.8.0
libc6 >= 2.4
libept1.5.0 -
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libqt4-network >= 4:4.6.1
libqt4-xml >= 4:4.5.3
libqtcore4 >= 4:4.7.0~beta1
libqtgui4 >= 4:4.8.0
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libxapian30 -
xterm -


Type URL
Binary Package packagesearch_2.7.5build1_i386.deb
Source Package packagesearch

Install Howto

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




2016-11-15 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
packagesearch (2.7.5build1) zesty; urgency=medium
* Rebuild against new libxapian30.
2015-09-20 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7.5) unstable; urgency=medium
* fixed compile bugs against latest libept (Closes: #798143, #798808)
2013-10-28 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7.4) unstable; urgency=low
* removed reference to ept::axi an ept::popcon(Closes: #727627)
* updated dependency to latest version of libwibble (>=1 << 2)
2012-06-28 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7.3) unstable; urgency=low
* fixed packagesearch to show the correct long description (Closes: #676812)
2012-06-12 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7.2) unstable; urgency=low
* changed RunCommandInXterm to use /usr/bin/uxterm, because
only there I can guarantee consistent behaviour (Closes: #676811)
* make apt default package management tool
* inform user to configure to use apt if aptitude
is not available (Closes: #676810)
* fixed several multiarch issues
2012-05-20 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* changed debian build infrastructure to use debhelper
2012-05-19 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7) unstable; urgency=high
* compiled against latest version of libept/libapt (Closes: #669215)
* fixed compiler error caused by xapian having a slots member 
variable (Closes: #639076)
* added support for displaying the "Homepage" field (Closes: #598193)
* Implemented support for viewing screenshots
2010-07-03 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.6) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- explicitly list all required libraries (Closes: #555881) 
- use apt-xapian as search backend (significantly faster)
- searching for similar packages is now based on full text description
- ported to libept 1.0 (Closes: #581003) 
2009-11-08 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.5) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Command execution should now work on dash (and any other 
posix conform shell) when finished successfully or unsuccessfully 
(Closes: #539255)
- changed dependency on libept-dev >= 0.5.22 with fixed package 
iteration this should fix #442310 (Closes: #442310)
- other bugfixes and improvements (see CHANGELOG file)
2008-06-25 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.4) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- prevent crashes when underlying libept changes (Closes: #439938)
- reduced height of entries in the package list (Closes: #470554)
- allow selecting between apt and aptitude for installation
- fixed typos in README (Closes: #471921)

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