lifelines - text-based genealogy software

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Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename lifelines_3.0.61-2+b3_i386.deb
Package name lifelines
Package version 3.0.61
Package release 2+b3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category field::genealogy interface::text-mode misc role::program scope::utility uitoolkit::ncurses works-with::people
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <>
Download size 706.93 KB
Installed size 2.63 MB
LifeLines is a genealogy program that runs on UNIX systems in text mode. It
maintains genealogical records (persons, families, sources, events and
others) in a database, and generates reports from those records.
There are no practical limits on the number of records that can be stored in
a LifeLines database, nor on the amounts or kinds of data that can be
kept in the records.
LifeLines does not contain built-in reports. Instead it provides a
programming subsystem that you use to program your own reports and
charts. Some standard report files are included in the
lifelines-reports package.
The programming subsystem also lets you query your databases and
process your data in any way. LifeLines uses the terminal independent
features of UNIX to provide a screen and menu based user interface.
The program is able to read and write GEDCOM files, the de facto
standard for genealogical data exchange.


Package Version Architecture Repository
lifelines_3.0.61-2+b3_amd64.deb 3.0.61 amd64 Debian Main
lifelines - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libncursesw6 >= 6
libtinfo6 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package lifelines_3.0.61-2+b3_i386.deb
Source Package lifelines

Install Howto

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




2011-12-04 - Christian Perrier <>
lifelines (3.0.61-2) unstable; urgency=low
* The "let's modernize this package a bit" release
* Add build-arch and build-indep targets
* Add ${misc:Depends} to dependencies to properly deal with
dependencies brought by the use of debhelper helpers
* No longer ignore errors by "make distclean"
* Switch debian/copyright to UTF-8
* Change menu section to use "Applications/Data Management"
* Change doc-base section to use "Data Management"
* Bump debhelper comatibility level to 8
* Bump Standards to 3.9.2 (checked)
* Replace dh_clean -k by dh_prep
2010-05-02 - Jari Aalto <>
lifelines (3.0.61-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
- New upstream release.
* debian/chnagelog
- Remove obsolete Emacs variables from end of file.
* debian/control
- (Build-Depends): update obsolete gs to ghostscript.
(important; Closes: #575853).
2007-08-14 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <>
lifelines (3.0.61-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. (Closes: #387856).
* Fixing documentation build problems also fixes FTBFS if built twice in a
row. (Closes: #424543).
* Adding lynx as a build dependency. This is necessary to generate txt files
from html, discovered while fixing #424543.
* Upstream fix: charset for gedcom file in unicode. (Closes: #396206).
* Upstream fim: updating documentation about desc-tex2. (Closes: #405501).
* Bumping Standards-Version to 3.7.2 without package changes.
* Dropping local debian patches added upstream.
2007-05-28 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <>
lifelines (3.0.50-4) unstable; urgency=low
* "Let's skip the -3" release. (To fix some bugs in stable a -3 was
uploaded to Stable Proposed Updates, then I learned that using
-2etch1 as the revision would be better. Since -3 exists as a rejected
package in s-p-u, dak rejects the upload of -3 to unstable because). :)
* Adding fixes from 3.0.50-2etch1 to unstable.
- Fixing debian/watch (updating to version 3 and adjusting the regex to
avoid uscan to find lifelines-reports-X.Y.Z.
2007-05-24 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <>
lifelines (3.0.50-2etch1) stable; urgency=low
* Changing docs/ll-reportmanual.xml and docs/ll-userguide.xml to fix
documentation build problems (Closes: #418347).
* lifelines-reports
- Adding a dependency to lifelines >= 3.0.50 to prevent file conflict.
(Closes: #405500).
* Updating French translation. Thanks to Bernard Adrian. (Closes: #356671).
2006-01-19 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <>
lifelines (3.0.50-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Avoiding segfaults on architectures where the size of a pointer is greater
than the size of an integer, such as ia64. (Thanks to dann frazier).
- For now, using dpatch (007_src_gedlib-codesets.c.dpatch), waiting to get
the patch included in upstream source. (Closes: #348618)
* Using dpatch to create ll-index.html and
2006-01-16 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <>
lifelines (3.0.50-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream. (Closes: #345138) 
- #345138 (lifelines-3.0.50) and #335437 (lifelines-3.0.49) were merged.
* Change Build-Depends to use libncursesw5-dev instead of libncurses5-dev.
- UTF-8 support since lifelines-3.0.49
* Correcting lifelines-doc. Thanks to 'J S Bygott' for the nice bug report
and the suggestions on how to fix the problems. (Closes: #330483)
- Wrong abstract;
- Using only one "Files" section in control fields for non-html;
- Entering both manuals in control fields for html.
* LICENSE, COPYING and INSTALL removed (lintian and linda complains)
2005-06-26 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <>
lifelines ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream.

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