mgdiff - xdiff clone

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename mgdiff_1.0-30+b1_i386.deb
Package name mgdiff
Package version 1.0
Package release 30+b1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category interface::commandline interface::graphical interface::x11 role::program scope::utility text uitoolkit::motif use::comparing works-with::text x11::application
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Debian QA Group <>
Download size 57.64 KB
Installed size 165.00 KB
mgdiff is modeled after xdiff and provides a nice graphical interface
for comparing the contents of two text files.  rmgdiff recurses down
two directories collating difference information and invoking mgdiff
whenever two text files differ.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mgdiff_1.0-30+b1_amd64.deb 1.0 amd64 Debian Main
mgdiff - - -


Name Value
debianutils >= 1.7
file -
libc6 >= 2.7
libice6 >= 1:1.0.0
libsm6 -
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -
libxm4 >= 2.3.4
libxt6 -
mawk -


Type URL
Binary Package mgdiff_1.0-30+b1_i386.deb
Source Package mgdiff

Install Howto

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




2016-01-13 - Adam Borowski <>
mgdiff (1.0-30) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Set the maintainer to the QA team.
* Fix FTBFS with glibc 2.21 and gcc-5 (Closes: #790267).
* Fix parsing of diff output in non-English locales (Closes: #387301).
* Add a "Reload Both" (meta-R) command (Closes: #394601).
* Extend VCS ignores to bzr/git/SVN (Closes: #489327).
* Drop remnants of the /usr/doc/ transition.
* Make the packaging slightly less musty (debhelper 4->9, dh_clean, dh_prep,
build-{binary,arch}, ${misc:Depends}.
* Set temporary Vcs-Git/Browser.
2013-09-14 - Luk Claes <>
mgdiff (1.0-29.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build-depend on libxt-dev and libxext-dev (Closes: #707943).
* Transition from lesstif2 to motif (Closes: #714663).
2008-06-10 - Edelhard Becker <>
mgdiff (1.0-29) unstable; urgency=low
* Build-depend on xutils-dev rather than xutils (thanks, Daniel Schepler)
Closes: #485210
* Bumped to standards version 3.8.0
* removed DH_COMPAT from debian/rules
* fixed rules clean target: removed "-", added debian/tmp
* fixed manpages (wrong Minus "-")
2005-10-25 - Edelhard Becker <>
mgdiff (1.0-28) unstable; urgency=low
* bug fixes by Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
- Insecure /tmp usage in viewpatch example script (Closes: #335188)
- mgdiff: Allows user to set both input as '-' (Closes: #335191)
Thanks Javier!
2005-06-23 - Edelhard Becker <>
mgdiff (1.0-27) unstable; urgency=low
* updated Paul Serices rmgdiff shell and awk scripts to 1.8.1, available
from his rmgdiff page (see copyright file); this should fix problems with
filenames and dirs with spaces and gawk compatibility, thanks Paul!
2005-05-27 - Edelhard Becker <>
mgdiff (1.0-26) unstable; urgency=low
* fixed rmgdiff.1x typo, thanks A Costa (Closes: #310343)
2005-03-12 - Edelhard Becker <>
mgdiff (1.0-25) unstable; urgency=low
* switched to lesstif2, get rid of lesstif1
* switched to debhelper, get rid of debmake
* made debhelper version lintian-clean
2004-10-07 - Edelhard Becker <>
mgdiff (1.0-24) unstable; urgency=low
* bug fixes by Erik de Castro Lopo <erikd AT mega-nerd DOT com>:
- clean compiler warnigs (Closes: #271623)
- fix Ctrl-U/Ctrl-P handling (Closes: #271624)
- fix UTF8 handling (Closes: #135854)
Thanks Erik!
2004-06-27 - Edelhard Becker <>
mgdiff (1.0-23) unstable; urgency=low
* Removes Xmu references from the build process (Closes: Bug#256419, must
been there for ages, thanks Daniel).
* corrected manpage sections to 1x
2004-04-08 - Edelhard Becker <>
mgdiff (1.0-22) unstable; urgency=low
* included Roger Gammans <> "Patch Viewer"
plus necessary mgdiff patch
* Bumped to standards version 3.6.1

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