libevent-2.1-6 - Asynchronous event notification library

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Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename libevent-2.1-6_2.1.8-stable-4_i386.deb
Package name libevent-2.1-6
Package version 2.1.8
Package release stable-4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category libs role::shared-lib
License -
Maintainer Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
Download size 186.55 KB
Installed size 470.00 KB
Libevent is an asynchronous event notification library that provides a
mechanism to execute a callback function when a specific event occurs
on a file descriptor or after a timeout has been reached.
It is meant to replace the asynchronous event loop found in
event driven network servers. Currently, libevent supports /dev/poll,
kqueue(2), event ports, select(2), poll(2) and epoll(4).
For backward compatibility and to transition to "libevent_core only"
or "libevent_core + libevent_extra", the libevent source package builds
the libevent library that includes everything in libevent_core and


Package Version Architecture Repository
libevent-2.1-6_2.1.8-stable-4_amd64.deb 2.1.8 amd64 Debian Main
libevent-2.1-6 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.17


Type URL
Binary Package libevent-2.1-6_2.1.8-stable-4_i386.deb
Source Package libevent

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libevent-2.1-6 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libevent-2.1-6




2017-07-31 - Balint Reczey <>
libevent (2.1.8-stable-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Don't link all libraries with -lcrypto (Closes: #869900)
2017-07-30 - Balint Reczey <>
libevent (2.1.8-stable-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable
2017-07-24 - Balint Reczey <>
libevent (2.1.8-stable-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Use my email address in Uploaders field
* Fix symbols files for hurd-* and kfreebsd-* architectures
2017-02-13 - Balint Reczey <>
libevent (2.1.8-stable-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream stable release (Closes: #853799, #833212)
* Drop patches integrated upstream
* Bump .so versions and related versions in package names
* Don't pass --no-undefined and --no-add-needed to ld
* Bump compat level to 10
* Tidy up d/control using cme fix dpkg-control
* Drop libevent-dbg package in favor of automatically generated dbgsym
* Bump standards version to 3.9.8.
Migrating to using symbols files is recorded in TODO
* Drop dh-autoreconf patch which does not apply anymore
* Update shared library versions and start using symbols files
* Ship whatsnew-2.1.txt
2017-02-12 - Balint Reczey <>
libevent (2.0.21-stable-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix three vulnerabilites (Closes: #854092):
- DNS remote stack overread vulnerability (CVE-2016-10195)
- (Stack) buffer overflow in evutil_parse_sockaddr_port()
- Out-of-bounds read in search_make_new() (CVE-2016-10197)
* Add myself as an uploader
2016-11-03 - Helmut Grohne <>
libevent (2.0.21-stable-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Helmut Grohne ]
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Kurt Roeckx ]
* Add openssl_1.1.patch. Closes: #828393
2015-01-07 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
libevent (2.0.21-stable-2) unstable; urgency=high
* Fix CVE-2014-6272: potential heap overflow in buffer/bufferevent APIs.
Add upstream patch: 20d6d445.patch.
Closes: #774645.
* Don't use deprecated compression for data tarball.
Use default compression for data tarball.
2014-08-25 - Andreas Barth <>
libevent (2.0.21-stable-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Update config.* to fix FTBFS on ppc64el. Closes: #750693
2013-05-19 - Leo Costela <>
libevent (2.0.21-stable-1) unstable; urgency=low
* [dd23c3ce] Imported Upstream version 2.0.21-stable
- fix memleaks in evdns (closes: 679217)
* [bbc5530e] debian/control: use canonical VCS URL
2012-06-02 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
libevent (2.0.19-stable-3) unstable; urgency=low
* [ceb52d98] DH compatibility level is 9
* [7792ab18] Support multiarch (Closes: #675320)

See Also

Package Description
libevent-core-2.1-6_2.1.8-stable-4_i386.deb Asynchronous event notification library (core)
libevent-dev_2.1.8-stable-4_i386.deb Asynchronous event notification library (development files)
libevent-extra-2.1-6_2.1.8-stable-4_i386.deb Asynchronous event notification library (extra)
libevent-openssl-2.1-6_2.1.8-stable-4_i386.deb Asynchronous event notification library (openssl)
libevent-perl_1.27-1_i386.deb generic Perl event loop module
libevent-pthreads-2.1-6_2.1.8-stable-4_i386.deb Asynchronous event notification library (pthreads)
libevent-rpc-perl_1.10-1_all.deb Event based transparent Client/Server RPC framework
libevhtp-dev_1.2.16-1+b1_i386.deb Libevent based HTTP API - development files
libevhtp-doc_1.2.16-1_all.deb Libevent based HTTP API - documentation
libevhtp0_1.2.16-1+b1_i386.deb Libevent based HTTP API
libevince-dev_3.30.2-3_i386.deb Document (PostScript, PDF) rendering library - development files
libevolution_3.30.5-1.1_i386.deb evolution libraries
libevt-dev_20181227-1_i386.deb Windows Event Log (EVT) format access library -- development files
libevt-utils_20181227-1_i386.deb Windows Event Log (EVT) format access library -- Utilities
libevt1_20181227-1_i386.deb Windows Event Log (EVT) format access library