dictfmt - utility to format a file for use by a dictd server

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name dictfmt
Package version 1.12.1+dfsg
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 116 B
Download size 31.76 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This package provides dictfmt. This utility can convert an input file
to a dictionary database that conforms to the DICT protocol, and create
a corresponding index file.
The package also provides dictunformat, which creates a raw database
from a dictionary index and a dictionary database.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dictfmt_1.12.1+dfsg-4_i386.deb 1.12.1+dfsg i386 Ubuntu Universe
dictfmt - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libmaa3 >= 1.2.0


Type URL
Binary Package dictfmt_1.12.1+dfsg-4_amd64.deb
Source Package dictd

Install Howto

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




2016-08-21 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add 12-no-name-flag.patch to introduce --no-name option for dictzip
to help reproducible builds (closes: #776430).
* Update 09-spelling-typos.patch with fixes for more typos found by
* debian/rules: enable all hardening options.
* debian/copyright: make license names unique (lintian).
* Fix command-with-path-in-maintainer-script lintian warning, and
remove old work-around for bug#510406.
* Add 13-Fix-compiler-warnings.patch to fix some of the warnings
generated by gcc-6.
* debian/control:
+ switch to https and cgit in Vcs fields;
+ Standards-Version: 3.9.8 (no changes).
2014-09-20 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Build-Depends on libtool-bin instead of libtool (closes: #761744).
* Standards-Version: 3.9.6 (no changes).
2013-05-09 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
2013-03-28 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
+ fixed "dictl: incorrect handling of apostrophe" (closes: #677868).
* Remove 13-dictd_virtual-example.patch and 14-dictd.8-typos.patch
as they were applied by upstream.
* Merge 12-spelling-typos2.patch into 9-spelling-typos.patch.
* Switch to using debhelper v9..
2012-05-20 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=low
* 14-dictd.8-typos.patch: Fix typos in dictd(8) man page (closes: #657197).
* debian/control:
+ Standards-Version: 3.9.3.
+ Update VCS fields.
* debian/dictd.init: add lsb Description field.
2012-03-09 - Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-4.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Dutch; (Jeroen Schot).  Closes: #652021
- Indonesian (Mahyuddin Susanto).  Closes: #661144
2011-05-07 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild with the latest libmaa.
* Add Danish translation of debconf templates (closes: #624662).
* debian/control:
+ Standards-Version: 3.9.2 (no changes);
+ reformat dependency fields with wrap-and-sort command;
+ bump dependency on libmaa-dev to >= 1.3.0;
+ add VCS fields.
* debian/rules: switch to using debhelper's tiny rules format.
* debian/copyright: change format to DEP-5.
* Prefix patch names with a sequential numbers and refresh patches with
gbp-pq import/export.
* New patches:
+ 12-spelling-typos2: fix more spelling typos found by lintian;
+ 13-dictd_virtual-example: fix wrong keyword in dictd_virtual.conf
example (closes: #622637).
2011-02-13 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* debian/rules:
+ support build-arch and build-indep targets;
+ make use of dpkg-buildflags, dh_auto_*, dh_autotools_dev* commands;
* Join Makefile-debcflags.patch, Makefile-clean.patch into Makefile.patch.
* Makefile.patch: don't filter `-O' out from CFLAGS any more.
* dict_lookup.patch: minor fix.
2011-02-02 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-2) experimental; urgency=low
* Merge changes from version 1.11.2+dfsg-4.
* Install the new dict_lookup binary into dict package.
* Add dict_lookup.patch:
+ check for existance of xterm & xclip commands;
+ select first available utf-8 locale or fail if there isn't any;
+ use colorit with its default configuration.
2011-01-23 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Add Brazilian Portuguese debconf templates translation (closes: #610408).
* Bump debhelper to v8.
* Switch to the 3.0 (quilt) source format. Drop build dependency on quilt
together with the debian/README.source file.

See Also

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dietlibc-doc_0.34~cvs20160606-7_all.deb diet libc documentation - a libc optimized for small size
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