prerex - course prerequisite chart editor for LaTeX/TikZ

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename prerex_6.5.4-1_i386.deb
Package name prerex
Package version 6.5.4
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/tex
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 28.81 KB
Installed size 82.00 KB
prerex is an editor for creating esthetically pleasing course prerequisite
charts using the TikZ LaTeX package.
The editor supports add, remove, cut-and-paste, and edit operations on
diagram elements, and shifts of a list of specified elements or the
entire diagram. The edited diagram may be saved, re-processed, and viewed in
a PDF viewer, without exiting the editor.
Course prerequisite charts allow students to easily determine which
prerequisites, corequisites and recommended prerequisites they need for a
given course and their time slots. Course prerequisite charts also highlight
the courses required by a degree.
prerex is used by departments in several universities, including Queen's
University and Suffolk University.


Package Version Architecture Repository
prerex_6.5.4-1_amd64.deb 6.5.4 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
prerex - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libedit2 >= 2.11-20080614
texlive-pictures >> 2017.20171128-1


Type URL
Binary Package prerex_6.5.4-1_i386.deb
Source Package prerex

Install Howto

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




2018-01-02 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
prerex (6.5.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
+ We now only provide the readline utility. The vprerex binary package has
been forked off to its own source package, and texlive-pictures is now
providing our LaTeX package and documentation.
+ Drop 01_libedit.diff: applied upstream
* Updated watch file to point to CTAN
* Added a gbp.conf
* Prerex only suggests vprerex now (Closes: #768074)
* Bump standards version to 4.1.3
* Dropped menu files
* Make Vcs-* URLs secure
* Updated copyright file
* Drop MimeType field from desktop file: it makes no sense in our context
* Override desktop-entry-lacks-icon-entry for prerex: it has no icon
* Completely turn on hardening flags
* Use debhelper >= 11, compat to 11, and drop dependency on dh-autoreconf,
since it is automatically run under compat level >= 10.
2014-07-16 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
prerex (6.5.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Updated 01_libedit.diff to match current upstream
* Update copyright years and delete old copyright blurb about embedded
* Bump standards version
* Update Vcs-* fields to canonical locations
* Drop hardening-wrapper and switch to dpkg-buildflags via dpkg-dev;
hardening-wrapper is obsolete
* Tidy up debian/rules and explicitly call qmake-qt4 to avoid problems with
qmake defaulting to qmake-qt5
* Add Keywords entries to desktop files
2012-06-12 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
prerex (6.4.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Explicitly Build-Depend on pkg-config (Closes: #675494)
* Bump debhelper version to >= 9.0.0 and compat level to 9, and
build-depend on hardening-wrapper for build-hardening magic
2012-05-08 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
prerex (6.4.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Use system libedit instead of bundled libedit, no longer install bundled
libedit. 01_libedit.diff (Closes: #670893)
+ We need dh-autoreconf to refresh after patching autotools stuff
+ Build-Depend on libedit-dev now, not libreadline-dev
* Added missing copyright holders to copyright file
2012-04-27 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
prerex (6.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Imported Upstream version 6.4.0 (prerex and vprerex both version 6.4.0)
- Fixes FTBFS with GCC-4.7 (Closes: #667331)
- Drop 01_whatis_prerex_5.diff, applied upstream
* Install upstream changelogs
* Bump standards version to 3.9.3
2012-02-21 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
prerex (6.2-6.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dh_installtex instead of manually calling mktexslr (Closes: #660454)
- Add required dependency on tex-common
2012-01-03 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
prerex (6.2-6.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (prerex version 6.2, vprerex version 6.3.1)
* Update vprerex long description at Bob's request
* Don't hardcode paths in clean target
* Include the packaging's license details
* Add missing Depends on xterm to vprerex
* Added menu and .desktop files
2011-09-14 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
prerex (6.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #646959)

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