libexplain-doc - library of system-call-specific strerror repl - documentation

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename libexplain-doc_1.4.D001-8_all.deb
Package name libexplain-doc
Package version 1.4.D001
Package release 8
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category doc
License -
Maintainer Debian QA Group <>
Download size 1.82 MB
Installed size 1.84 MB
This package provides a library which may be used to explain Unix and Linux
system call errors.  The library is not quite a drop-in replacement for
strerror, but it comes close, with each system call having a dedicated
libexplain function.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libexplain-doc_1.4.D001-8_all.deb 1.4.D001 all Debian Main
libexplain-doc - - -


Type URL
Binary Package libexplain-doc_1.4.D001-8_all.deb
Source Package libexplain

Install Howto

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




2019-01-17 - Andreas Henriksson <>
libexplain (1.4.D001-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA Upload.
* Add debian/patches/fix-tests-sed.patch (Closes: #917498)
* Add debian/patches/nettstamp-needs-types.patch (Closes: #917665)
2018-02-02 - Adrian Bunk <>
libexplain (1.4.D001-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Build-depend on netbase. (Closes: #885967)
2017-06-04 - Adrian Bunk <>
libexplain (1.4.D001-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Enforce non-parallel build, the Makefile dependencies are buggy.
(Closes: #863932)
2016-08-19 - James Cowgill <>
libexplain (1.4.D001-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Fix FTBFS on hppa - add handling of flags with multiple bits set.
(Closes: #834511)
2016-08-14 - James Cowgill <>
libexplain (1.4.D001-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Fix typo in ppc64 ifdef in 05_largefile.patch.
2016-08-14 - James Cowgill <>
libexplain (1.4.D001-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* debian/control:
- Replace -dbg package with automatic package.
- Use secure Vcs-Git URL.
- Bump standards to 3.9.8.
- Drop useless direct dependency from explain to libexplain51.
- Run wrap-and-sort.
* debian/patches:
- Number the patches.
- 03: Fix FTBFS with linux headers 4.5. (Closes: #828853)
- 04: Fix test on recent kernels.
- 05: Fix handling of O_LARGEFILE on various 64-bit arches.
(Closes: #775357, #791347)
- 06: Only compile sysctl code if sysctl exists. (Closes: #770819)
- 07: Do not require fully defined struct ustat.
* debian/rules:
- Enable parallel build.
2014-11-11 - Andreas Beckmann <>
libexplain (1.4.D001-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Set Maintainer to Debian QA Group.  (See #765335)
* Import packaging history into git. Add Vcs-* URLs.
* Update to Standards-Version: 3.9.6. Drop DMUA.
* libexplain-dev: Breaks+Replaces: explain (<< 1.0) for moved manpages.
* Switch to debhelper compat level 9.  (Closes: #741585)
* Rewrite d/rules with dh and a few overrides.
* Install library in multiarch libdir.
* Build with dh_autoreconf.  (Closes: #758065)
* Rewrite d/copyright.
* Rework the descriptions to please lintian.
* alpha-fcntl-h.patch: Remove ancient special case for fcntl.h on alpha.
(See: #661440)
* Restrict some Build-Depends to [linux-any].
2014-10-09 - Matthias Klose <>
libexplain (1.4.D001-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build-depend on libtool-bin. Closes: #761763.
2014-03-03 - Peter Miller <>
libexplain (1.4.D001-1) unstable; urgency=low
* This change set prepares the LibExplain projevt or the nect public release.
* 1.1.D002: Closes: #707432
* 1.2.D045: Closes: #723409
* This is a summary, see earlier changelog entries for details of individual
bug fixes.
2014-03-03 - Peter Miller <>
libexplain (1.3.D025-1) unstable; urgency=low
* This change set fixes the last few false negative test results, on FreeBSD.

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