freecontact - fast protein contact predictor

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Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename freecontact_1.0.21-7+b1_i386.deb
Package name freecontact
Package version 1.0.21
Package release 7+b1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category science
License -
Maintainer Debian Med Packaging Team <>
Download size 345.33 KB
Installed size 1.63 MB
FreeContact is a protein residue contact predictor optimized for speed.
Its input is a multiple sequence alignment. FreeContact can function as an
accelerated drop-in for the published contact predictors
EVfold-mfDCA of DS. Marks (2011) and
PSICOV of D. Jones (2011).
FreeContact is accelerated by a combination of vector instructions, multiple
threads, and faster implementation of key parts.
Depending on the alignment, 8-fold or higher speedups are possible.
A sufficiently large alignment is required for meaningful results.
As a minimum, an alignment with an effective (after-weighting) sequence count
bigger than the length of the query sequence should be used. Alignments with
tens of thousands of (effective) sequences are considered good input.
jackhmmer(1) from the hmmer package, or hhblits(1) from hhsuite
can be used to generate the alignments, for example.
This package contains the command line tool freecontact(1).


Package Version Architecture Repository
freecontact_1.0.21-7+b1_amd64.deb 1.0.21 amd64 Debian Main
freecontact - - -


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libboost-program-options1.67.0 -
libc6 >= 2.4
libfreecontact0v5 -
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libgomp1 >= 4.2.1
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libxerces-c3.2 -
perl:any -


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Binary Package freecontact_1.0.21-7+b1_i386.deb
Source Package freecontact

Install Howto

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




2018-07-26 - Andreas Tille <>
freecontact (1.0.21-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix d-shlibmove override to fit gcc-8
Closes: #897750
* debhelper 11
* Point Vcs fields to
* Standards-Version: 4.1.5
* Do not Build-Depends: automake
* Remove useless get-orig-source target
* Drop unused lintian override
2017-08-04 - Andreas Tille <>
freecontact (1.0.21-6) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Steffen Moeller ]
* debian/upstream/metadata: Added ref to OMICtools
and declared, RRID misssing
[ Andreas Tille ]
* GCC 7 transition
Closes: #853405
* debhelper 10
* remove explicit -dbg package
* cme fix dpkg-control
* hardening
2017-02-23 - Andreas Tille <>
freecontact (1.0.21-5) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Adrian Heine ]
* gcc-6 transition (Closes: #855881).
2015-08-19 - Andreas Tille <>
freecontact (1.0.21-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* cme fix dpkg-control
* simplify debian/rules
* DEP5
* fix location of bash-completion script
* unversioned *-dev library
* remove jquery.js copy
* gcc-5 transition
2014-02-25 - Laszlo Kajan <>
freecontact (1.0.21-3) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Andreas Tille ]
* debian/control:
- cme fix dpkg-control
- Priority: optional
[ Laszlo Kajan ]
* Imported changes of 1.0.21-1ubuntu1: pass --with-boost-libdir to
configure (Closes: #738378).
* Imported changes of 1.0.21-1ubuntu2: use dh-autoreconf instead of
2013-09-28 - Laszlo Kajan <>
freecontact (1.0.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release, fixes "libfreecontact0-dev: should depend
on libboost-dev per header usage" (Closes: #724257).
2013-09-19 - Laszlo Kajan <>
freecontact (1.0.20-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Fixes runtime issues on kfreebsd.
2013-09-18 - Laszlo Kajan <>
freecontact (1.0.19-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Implemented build-indep target in d/rules. build-arch no longer depends on
Build-Depends-Indep packages.
2013-09-18 - Laszlo Kajan <>
freecontact (1.0.18-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Added missing build dependencies.
* Fixed FTBFS on non-x86: x86intrin.h: No such file or directory
(Closes: #721379).
* Fixed FTBFS: POD document had syntax errors (Closes: #721381).
* Fixed FTBFS on *-i386: relies on non-portable SSE2 intrinsics
(Closes: #721380).
2013-03-13 - Laszlo Kajan <>
freecontact (1.0.17-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed shared (as much as could) lib deps (atlas) in d/control.
* Started initial packaging work.
* Initial release (Closes: #717797).
* Added bash completion.
* Added multiarch support.
* Imported latest upstream.

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