python-brlapi - Braille display access via BRLTTY - Python bindings

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename python-brlapi_5.5-4ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Package name python-brlapi
Package version 5.5
Package release 4ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/python
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 60.12 KB
Installed size 298.00 KB
BRLTTY is a daemon which provides access to the console (text mode)
for a blind person using a braille display.  It drives the braille
display and provides complete screen review functionality.
BrlAPI is a library which gives an application access to a braille display and
lets it write braille.
This package provides Python 2.x bindings for BrlAPI.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-brlapi_5.5-4ubuntu2.0.1_i386.deb 5.5 i386 Ubuntu Updates Universe
python-brlapi_5.5-4ubuntu2.0.1_amd64.deb 5.5 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Universe
python-brlapi_5.5-4ubuntu2_i386.deb 5.5 i386 Ubuntu Universe
python-brlapi - - -


Name Value
libbrlapi0.6 -
libc6 >= 2.14
python >= 2.7~
python << 2.8
python:any << 2.8
python:any >= 2.7~


Type URL
Binary Package python-brlapi_5.5-4ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package brltty

Install Howto

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




2018-04-17 - Iain Lane <>
brltty (5.5-4ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=medium
* Take commit from Debian (Samuel Thibault) to resolve FTBFS on bionic -
-  debian/patches/41-java-bytecode-compat.patch: Bump java compatability to
1.6 and later
2018-01-19 - Julian Andres Klode <>
brltty (5.5-4ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable (LP: #1741070).  Remaining changes:
- Add brltty-setup, installed in both the udeb and the normal system.
- Add initramfs integration to run brltty-setup if necessary before
plymouth starts.
- Add ubiquity integration to propagate any brltty configuration to the
target system.
- Add udev rules file that uses brltty-udev.service to activate via systemd
- Disable brltty.service by default, but enable it if the user configures
Braille at install time for a non-USB display
- Don't install /etc/brltty.conf in the package
- Enable brltty at startup on the target system if the alternate installer
is used.
- Add gbp.conf file for git buildpackage
* debian/ Update path /sbin/brltty to /bin/brltty
2017-12-03 - Samuel Thibault <>
brltty (5.5-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* initramfs/hooks/, initramfs/scripts/init-premount/brltty: Update
/sbin/brltty paths.
* control: Replace dh-systemd build-depends with debhelper (>= 9.20160709)
* rules: Set DEB_HOST_ARCH only if not defined already.
[ Mario Lang ]
* git-ba42441d03c6145fe6859c90fb01b1fa16221a2f: New patch to prevent scancodes
from generating spurious log messages.
2017-10-01 - Samuel Thibault <>
brltty (5.5-3) experimental; urgency=medium
* rules: Let brltty get installed into /bin, so it can be run e.g. in X for
accessing terminals.
* brltty.links: Add compatibility symlink in /sbin/brltty.
* brltty-udeb.dirs,, brltty.dirs, brltty.init,
brltty.install, brltty.service, xbrlapi.install, 20-sbin.patch: Update
2017-10-01 - Samuel Thibault <>
brltty (5.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable (Closes: #871155)
* patches/git-07ecca2240c680373e9c2e5e38241edde9d1a677: Apply upstream patch
to fix finnish table (Closes: Bug#864670).
* control: Update maintainer mailing list.
* libbrlapi-dev.install: Also install device-specific brldefs headers
(Closes: Bug#869972).
* patches/brldefs-install: Fix installing device-specific brldefs headers.
* control: Migrate priority to optional.
* control: Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.1
2017-05-22 - Samuel Thibault <>
brltty (5.5-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* git-reproducible.patch: Make the build reproducible, thanks Chris West for
the patch (Closes: Bug#859959).
* New upstream release (Closes: #871155)
- patches/defauth-keyfile.patch, defauth-polkit, git-braillenote.patch,
git-lsystemd.patch, git-manufacturer.patch, git-reproducible.patch,
git-speech-crash.patch, git-vario-ultra-restart.patch, wait-polkit,
xbrlapi-nospam.patch, xbrlapi-setfocus.patch, xbrlapi.patch: Remove
patches, merged upstream.
- patches/20-sbin.patch: update patch.
- org.a11y.brltty.metainfo.xml, 60xbrlapi, xbrlapi.desktop: Remove files,
merged upstream.
* patches/api_startup.patch: Fix race between socket setup and select().
* brltty-udeb.udev.rules: Update.
2017-11-07 - Matthias Klose <>
brltty (5.4-7ubuntu6) bionic; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for icu soname change.
2017-10-25 - Matthias Klose <>
brltty (5.4-7ubuntu5) bionic; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for libicu soname change.
2017-08-07 - Michael Hudson-Doyle <>
brltty (5.4-7ubuntu4) artful; urgency=medium
* Backport d/patches/fix-gcc7-ftbfs.patch from upstream to fix ftbfs by
adding -Wno-format-security to CYTHON_CFLAGS.

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