alevt - X11 Teletext/Videotext browser

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name alevt
Package version 1.6.2
Package release 5.1build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 255 B
Download size 62.83 KB
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AleVT is an X11 program for browsing and searching Teletext/Videotext
pages received by a compatible decoder (at the moment, bttv).
Features include:
* Multiple windows
* Page cache
* Regular expression searching
* Built-in manual
Additional command line utilities can
* receive the time from Teletext/Videotext
* capture pages and write them to disk
Teletext/Videotext is used by TV channels to transmit textual
information pages (it's transmitted via non-visible scan lines).


Package Version Architecture Repository
alevt_1.6.2-5.1build1_amd64.deb 1.6.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
alevt - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libpng16-16 >= 1.6.2-1
libx11-6 -
makedev >= 2.3.1-24
udev -


Type URL
Binary Package alevt_1.6.2-5.1build1_i386.deb
Source Package alevt

Install Howto

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




2016-04-22 - Matthias Klose <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-5.1build1) yakkety; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for libpng soname change.
2016-01-07 - Tobias Frost <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-5.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS with libpn16 (Closes: #650483)
2012-05-29 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Make udev|makedev dependency Linux-only (closes: #666508). Thanks to
Robert Millan for the patch.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes).
now detected by cdbs; cdbs build-dependency version tightened
* debian/rules: Pass $(CPPFLAGS) and $(LDFLAGS) to upstream Makefile
(fixes lintian warnings wrt. hardending).
2010-01-10 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed menu section to "Applications/TV and Radio" (closes: #564223).
2009-11-30 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* Package now uses guilt instead of topgit.
Dirk Schuster:
* New patch features/x11-errormessage: Display a "device-not-found"
error messages also in X11 window, not only only stderr (closes:
* New patch features/help-additions: Several improvements to the
built-in help (both X11 and command-line --help).
* features/dvb-demux: Tweaks to the manpages.
* features/cosmetics: Show correct window size in help pages.
2009-09-26 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-2) experimental; urgency=low
Dirk Schuster:
* features/dvb-demux: Added manpage description of the new options:
-progname and -pid (closes: #546891).
* features/vbi-name: Include DVB device name in search list (closes: #548441).
Andreas Rottmann:
* features/vbi-name: Show list of tried devices in error message when no
device is found.
* Standards-Version 3.8.3 (for real, this time -- no further changes).
* Added README.source pointing to tg2quilt HOWTO and alioth repository.
* Install ReadmeGR (Greek README) in /usr/share/doc/alevt.
2009-08-22 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version (closes: #527299):
- Contains v4l2 support (closes: #345229)
- Obsoletes the following patches: 
+ 27_gcc4.dpatch
+ 45_v4l2.dpatch
+ 99-undo-brain-fuckage.dpatch
* Switched the package to git-buildpackage/topgit:
- Build-Depend on quilt instead of dpatch.
- 25_buildsystem.dpatch is now branch features/destdir
- 20_alevt-1.6.1.rus.dpatch is now branch features/l10n-russian
- 40_vbi_name.dpatch is now branch features/vbi-name
* New patch: features/dvb-demux.
Adds DVB support.
* New patch: features/l10-greek.
This is essentially the interdiff between the between
contrib/alevt-1.6.1.rus.diff.gz and contrib/alevt-1.6.1.rus+greek.diff.gz.
* New patch: fixes/cosmetics.
Fixes a few cosmetic issues in the man pages, help output, 
and page 901-2.
* Bumped debhelper compat level and Build-Depends to 7.
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.3:
- Upgraded Homepage pseudo-field to Homepage field in source package.
2008-11-05 - Chris Lamb <>
alevt (1:1.6.1-10.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Use correct patch to prevent installation failing in postinst - MAKEDEV will
take care of creating devices in /dev/.static when it detects that udev is
active. Thanks to Adeodato Simó for the updated patch. (Closes: #502824)
2008-10-20 - Chris Lamb <>
alevt (1:1.6.1-10.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add support in postinst for building video4linux devices in /dev/.static as
well as /dev. (Closes: #502824)

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