python-levenshtein - extension for computing string similarities and edit distances

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename python-levenshtein_0.12.0-2build3_i386.deb
Package name python-levenshtein
Package version 0.12.0
Package release 2build3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/python
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 36.21 KB
Installed size 131.00 KB
The Levenshtein module computes Levenshtein distances, similarity ratios,
generalized medians and set medians of Unicode or non-Unicode strings.
Because it's implemented in C, it's much faster than the corresponding
Python library functions and methods.
The Levenshtein distance is the minimum number of single-character
insertions, deletions, and substitutions to transform one string into
It is useful for spell checking, or fuzzy matching of gettext messages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-levenshtein_0.12.0-2build3_amd64.deb 0.12.0 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
python-levenshtein - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7~
python-pkg-resources -
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~
python:any << 2.8


Type URL
Binary Package python-levenshtein_0.12.0-2build3_i386.deb
Source Package python-levenshtein

Install Howto

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




2017-08-04 - Michael Hudson-Doyle <>
python-levenshtein (0.12.0-2build3) artful; urgency=medium
* No change rebuild to drop Python 3.5 support.
2017-05-12 - Michael Hudson-Doyle <>
python-levenshtein (0.12.0-2build2) artful; urgency=medium
* No change rebuild to add Python 3.6 support.
2016-01-18 - Matthias Klose <>
python-levenshtein (0.12.0-2build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild to drop python3.4 support.
2015-08-02 - Sandro Tosi <>
python-levenshtein (0.12.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* upload to unstable
2015-04-10 - Sandro Tosi <>
python-levenshtein (0.12.0-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release; Closes: #781301
* debian/watch
- use PyPI redirector
* debian/patches/6c654dad56edf9ba4e38b5ab5f5dd6fcf5fffa54.patch
- dropped, merged upstream
* debian/patches, debian/rules
- docs no longer need to be built, install the files from upstream tarball
* debian/rules
- keep installing as an example
- remove unnecessary installed source code files
2014-11-03 - Sandro Tosi <>
python-levenshtein (0.11.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/6c654dad56edf9ba4e38b5ab5f5dd6fcf5fffa54.patch
- fix a crash when using seq*() functions; thanks to Emil Langrock for the
report; Closes: #597609
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes needed)
2014-02-02 - Sandro Tosi <>
python-levenshtein (0.11.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jakub Wilk ]
* Use canonical URIs for Vcs-* fields.
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* New upstream release
* debian/control
- switch me to Maintainer (team to Uploaders)
- bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes needed)
- add python{,3}-setuptools to b-d
* debian/watch
- udpate download location
* debian/{control, copyright}
- update homepage information
* debian/copyright
- convert to DEP-5 format
* Switch to dh_python2/3
* added Python 3 packages
2012-01-10 - Sandro Tosi <>
python-levenshtein (0.10.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control
- adopt it under DMPT umbrella; thanks to Nicolas for his previous work;
Closes: #654348
- add Vcs-* fields
- rename XS-P-V fields to X-P-V
- remove useless XB-P-V field
- bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2
- added ${misc:Depends} to binary Depends
- update Homepage field; Closes: #479626
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format
* debian/{control, rules}
- use python-support instead of python-central; Closes: #617011
- build debug extension
* Switch to short debian/rules file format
* debian/watch
- remove template header
2010-03-01 - Sandro Tosi <>
python-levenshtein (0.10.1-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload, to prepare for Python 2.6 transition
* debian/rules
- use '--install-layout=deb' when installing the module; thanks to Jakub
Wilk for the report; Closes: #571507
* debian/control
- bump b-d in python-all-dev to '>= 2.5.3-1~', to support install-layout
2008-03-29 - Nicolas FRANCOIS (Nekral) <>
python-levenshtein (0.10.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release. Closes: #473274

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