libedit-dev - BSD editline and history libraries (development files)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename libedit-dev_3.1-20181209-1_i386.deb
Package name libedit-dev
Package version 3.1
Package release 20181209-1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category devel::library implemented-in::c interface::text-mode libdevel role::devel-lib role::program suite::bsd uitoolkit::ncurses use::editing
License -
Maintainer LLVM Packaging Team <>
Download size 118.88 KB
Installed size 439.00 KB
Command line editor library provides generic line editing,
history, and tokenization functions.
It slightly resembles GNU readline.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libedit-dev_3.1-20181209-1_amd64.deb 3.1 amd64 Debian Main
libedit-dev - - -


Name Value
libbsd-dev >= 0.1.3
libedit2 = 3.1-20181209-1
libncurses-dev -
libtinfo-dev -


Type URL
Binary Package libedit-dev_3.1-20181209-1_i386.deb
Source Package libedit

Install Howto

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




2018-12-12 - Sylvestre Ledru <>
libedit (3.1-20181209-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Remove doubled heading spaces from Copyright field in debian/copyright.
* Move examples installation from dh_installdocs override into an .examples
debhelper fragment file, and remove the now unnecessary override.
* Add a comment to debian/rules to remove the dh_compress override on
debhelper compatibility level 12.
[ Sylvestre Ledru ]
* New upstream release
* Two new symbols:
- rl_echo_signal_char
- rl_reset_after_signal
2018-10-27 - Guillem Jover <>
libedit (3.1-20180525-2~exp1) experimental; urgency=medium
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix libbsd.patch so that the library is detected and used early in
configure before checking for symbols provided by it, to avoid ending
up using the embedded code copies. (Closes: #893934)
* Wrap fields in debian/control.
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 11.
- Remove old dpkg-dev Build-Depends, satisfied in oldstable, and
superseded by debhelper's dependency.
- Remove autoreconf addon, now enabled by default, and dh-autoreconf
from Build-Depends.
- Remove debian/tmp from libedit-dev.manpages file.
* Switch to an automatic debug symbols package.
* Remove custom compression options from debian/source/options.
* Stop passing unknown --disable-maintainer-mode and obsolete --enable-widec
options to configure.
* Move packages from priority standard to optional.
* Append a -0 to each present symbol in the .symbols file, so that the
versions are properly compared, given that the upstream part contains
a dash, otherwise dpkg-dev tools get confused as they strip the version
revision for the comparison. (Closes: #911341)
* Remove redundant or obsolete information from debian/copyright file.
* Switch debian/copyright to the machine readable format 1.0.
* Set Rules-Requires-Root to no.
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.1.
* Bump minimum version in .shlibs file.
* Sort pathnames in debhelper fragment files.
* Add a new patch to use system's wcsdup() function if available.
* Use https for upstream homepage.
* Move Apple time machine file cleanup to the dh_clean override.
* Improve man page handling:
- Move the bulk of the logic to the upstream, and remove it
from the debian/rules.
- Change the sections within the man pages and the references to Xedit.
* Install editrc(5edit) and editline(7edit) man pages in libedit2.
(Closes: #877309)
* Improve termcap usage:
- Switch to (build-)depending on «libncurses-dev | libtinfo-dev» instead
of the deprecated libncurses5-dev.
- Add a patch to prefer linking against libtermcap instead of ncurses.
The code really wants a termcap compatible interface, and not the
main ncurses library.
* Switch to debian/watch format version 4.
2018-05-30 - Sylvestre Ledru <>
libedit (3.1-20180525-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
- New symbols:
* Standards-Version updated 4.1.3
* Package moved on salsa
* libedit2-dbg moved to extra
* Ship examples/ in libedit-dev
2017-06-20 - Sylvestre Ledru <>
libedit (3.1-20170329-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Standards-Version updated 4.0.0
2017-01-18 - Sylvestre Ledru <>
libedit (3.1-20160903-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix the wrong links to the manpage (Closes: #851700)
2016-11-21 - Sylvestre Ledru <>
libedit (3.1-20160903-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add libncurses5-dev as a dependency of libedit-dev (Closes: #844573)
Now officially required by upstream
* Fix the vcs fields
2016-11-09 - Sylvestre Ledru <>
libedit (3.1-20160903-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable

See Also

Package Description
libedit2_3.1-20181209-1_i386.deb BSD editline and history libraries
libeditline-dev_1.12-6.1_i386.deb development files for libeditline
libeditline0_1.12-6.1_i386.deb line editing library similar to readline
libeditorconfig-dev_0.12.1-1.1_i386.deb coding style indenter across editors - development files
libeditorconfig0_0.12.1-1.1_i386.deb coding style indenter across editors - library
libedje-bin_1.21.1-5_i386.deb EFL layout and animation tools - utilities
libedje-dev_1.21.1-5_all.deb transitional EFL development package
libedje1_1.21.1-5_i386.deb EFL layout and animation tools
libedlib-dev_1.2.4-1_i386.deb library for sequence alignment using edit distance (devel)
libedlib0_1.2.4-1_i386.deb library for sequence alignment using edit distance
libee-dev_0.4.1-2_i386.deb Event expression library inspired by CEE
libee0_0.4.1-2_i386.deb Event expression library inspired by CEE
libeegdev-dev_0.2-4_i386.deb Biosignal acquisition device library (Development files)
libeegdev0_0.2-4_i386.deb Biosignal acquisition device library
libeet-bin_1.21.1-5_i386.deb EFL file chunk reading/writing - utilities