mecab - Japanese morphological analysis system

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename mecab_0.996-6_amd64.deb
Package name mecab
Package version 0.996
Package release 6
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category culture::japanese field::linguistics interface::commandline misc role::program
License -
Maintainer Natural Language Processing (Japanese) <>
Download size 157.69 KB
Installed size 916.00 KB
Mecab is a morphological analysis system.  It reads Japanese
sentences from the standard input, segments them into morpheme
sequences, and outputs them to the standard output with many
additional pieces of information (pronunciation, semantic
information, etc).


Package Version Architecture Repository
mecab_0.996-6_i386.deb 0.996 i386 Debian Main
mecab - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.5
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libmecab2 -
libstdc++6 >= 4.1.1
mecab-ipadic -
mecab-jumandic -


Type URL
Binary Package mecab_0.996-6_amd64.deb
Source Package mecab

Install Howto

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




2018-05-20 - Hideki Yamane <>
mecab (0.996-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control
- update Maintainer field 
- set Standards-Version: 4.1.4
* debian/copyright
- update copyright year
2018-04-21 - NOKUBI Takatsugu <>
mecab (0.996-5.1) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
* debian/control: replace comma to dash
2018-02-07 - Hideki Yamane <>
mecab (0.996-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control
- move Vcs-* to 
- use https for upstream Homepage
- set Standards-Version: 4.1.3
- set Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 11)
* debian/copyright
- use https for upstream site
* debian/compat
- set 11
2017-07-01 - Hideki Yamane <>
mecab (0.996-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Ack NMU
* debian/control
- set Standards-Version: 4.1.1
- drop unnecessary autotools-dev with dh10
* debian/
- add en and doxygen direcotries, thanks to Osamu Aoki <>
2017-04-10 - Adrian Bunk <>
mecab (0.996-3.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Don't disable PIE, to make static libraries usable with
gcc defaulting to PIE. (Closes: #859425)
2016-10-10 - Hideki Yamane <>
mecab (0.996-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* use debhelper 10 
* debian/control
- add autotools-dev to fix "outdated-autotools-helper-file" lintian
2016-04-03 - Hideki Yamane <>
mecab (0.996-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* debian/rules
- move from cdbs to dh
- enable parallel build
- add hardening
* debianc/control
- set maintainer as <> and update
- drop some unnecessary Build-Dependencies
- make it Multi-Arch
- set Standards-Version: 3.9.8
- update Vcs-* to move pkg-nlp-ja
* debian/compat
- set 9
* debian/*.install
- enable Multi-Arch
* remove unnecessary debian/README.source
* remove unnecessary debian/mecab.dirs
* add debian/gbp.conf, set compression=gz
* debian/patches
- add 0006-fix-typo.patch
2016-03-28 - Hideki Yamane <>
mecab (0.996-1.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/rules
- remove DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_* line to fix FTBFS (Closes: #818535)
Thanks to Norbert Preining <>
2015-11-28 - Hideki Yamane <>
mecab (0.996-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* update debian/control and remove debian/watch
since upstream site is closed and it moved to github.
* debian/copyright
- use copyright format 1.0
2013-10-17 - Hideki Yamane <>
mecab (0.996-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Hideki Yamane ]
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/rules
- use dh-autoreconf to fix FTBFS (Closes: #725580)
- remove "include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/", use source
format 3.0 instead
* debian/control
- add "Build-Depends: dh-autoreconf" as above
- remove "Build-Depends: quilt", use source format 3.0 instead
* add debian/source/format
* debian/patches
- add remove-urchin.patch to fix "privacy-breach-google-adsense" lintian
error. It's Debian package specific because upstream uses it for its

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