gnuserv - Allows you to attach to an already running Emacs

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename gnuserv_3.12.8-7_i386.deb
Package name gnuserv
Package version 3.12.8
Package release 7
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category editors
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Alexander Zangerl <>
Download size 45.16 KB
Installed size 144.00 KB
gnuserv allows you to attach to an already running Emacs. This
allows external programs to make use of Emacs' editing
capabilities. It is similar to GNU Emacs' emacsclient, but
has a slightly different feature set.
You do not need this package if you use XEmacs; it already
includes gnuserv and gnuclient. If you want to use gnuserv with
both GNU Emacs and XEmacs, you will only be able to use the
alternative /usr/bin/gnuclient with one flavor of emacs; you will
have to use either gnuclient.xemacs or gnuclient.emacs for the
other flavor.


Package Version Architecture Repository
gnuserv_3.12.8-7_amd64.deb 3.12.8 amd64 Debian Main
gnuserv - - -


Name Value
emacs -
emacsen -
emacsen-common >= 1.4.14
libc6 >= 2.15
libxau6 -


Type URL
Binary Package gnuserv_3.12.8-7_i386.deb
Source Package gnuserv

Install Howto

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




2018-01-14 - Alexander Zangerl <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-7) unstable; urgency=low
* lifted standards version, updated debhelper compat level
* removed watch file, upstream website has vanished
2014-07-08 - Alexander Zangerl <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-6) unstable; urgency=low
* updated dependencies, no longer mentions emacs23 specifically
(closes: #754037)
2013-09-16 - Alexander Zangerl <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-5) unstable; urgency=low
* updated manpage for dtemacs (closes: #280368)
2013-09-15 - Alexander Zangerl <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-4) unstable; urgency=low
* changed to 3.0 quilt source format
* lifted standards version, updated watch file
* enabled hardening build flags
2012-05-16 - Alexander Zangerl <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* under new management: reintroducing this package
* lifted standards version
2010-08-10 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* add documentation about loading gnuserv-compat (Closes: 542476) 
* upgrade policy to 3.9.1 (no changes needed)
* change depends to emacs | emacs23
2007-11-14 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
* added watch file
2007-07-23 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Adding support for emacs22 (Thanks Junichi Uekawa) (Closes: 432854) 
2007-05-19 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-4) unstable; urgency=low
* adding support for -snapshot
* added dtemacs as an editor alternative (Closes: #397049)
* fix patches to unapply cleanly (Closes: #424355)
* fix typo in gnuclient(1) manpage (Closes: #400133)
2006-10-18 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-3) unstable; urgency=low
* New Maintainer (Closes: 393257)
* Change packaging to dpatch
* Added patch for ./configure from NMU that fixes missing X includes
(Thanks: Stelios Bounanos) (Closes: 367983)
* Remove woody/potato specific code in .postinst
* Remove GFDL text from copyright, as no works in the package are
distributed under that license
* Updated Standards-Version to 3.7.2
* Added a README.Debian documenting how to start gnuserv (Closes: 323567)
* Altered gnuserv(1) manpage to not be XEmacs specific (Closes: 379139, 368386)
* Added patch to remove strerror (Thanks Andreas Jochens) (Closes: 363277)

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