libwv2-4 - library for accessing Microsoft Word documents

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Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libwv2-4
Package version 0.4.2.dfsg.2
Package release 1~deb7u1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 711 B
Download size 262.35 KB
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The wv2 library allows access to Microsoft Word documents, for the
purpose of converting them to other formats.  This library is intended
as an eventual replacement for the wv library, used in the package wv.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libwv2-4_0.4.2.dfsg.2-1~deb7u1_i386.deb 0.4.2.dfsg.2 i386 Debian Main
libwv2-4 - - -


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libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.12.0
libgsf-1-114 >= 1.14.8
libstdc++6 >= 4.6
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


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libwv2-1 -


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libwv2-1 -


Type URL
Binary Package libwv2-4_0.4.2.dfsg.2-1~deb7u1_amd64.deb
Source Package wv2

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libwv2-4 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libwv2-4




2013-07-12 - Olly Betts <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.2-1~deb7u1) stable; urgency=low
* Repack to remove src/generator/generator_wword{6,8}.htm, which are
based on documents from Microsoft.  These two files were documented as
removed in README.Debian, but actually still present.  (Closes: #710470)
2012-08-26 - gregor herrmann <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.1-9.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* [SECURITY] Fix "Buffer overflow":
add patch buffer-overflow.patch, taken from calligra git.
(Closes: #684078)
2012-03-25 - Olly Betts <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.1-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply hardening to CFLAGS too (patch from Simon Ruderich in private mail).
* Fix compatibility with glib 2.32 (Closes: #665626)
2012-03-23 - Olly Betts <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.1-8) unstable; urgency=low
* "Standards-Version: 3.9.3": No changes required.
* Ensure hardening LDFLAGS are used by updating to debhelper compat level 9.
(Closes: #662009)
2012-01-05 - Olly Betts <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.1-7) unstable; urgency=low
* The mips/mipsel issue appears to be due to the wv2 code assuming it knows
the bit pattern for NaN and Inf, so revert the change to disable
optimisation (which didn't actually work anyway) and add new patch
2012-01-01 - Olly Betts <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Enabling hardening build flags also turned on optimisation, which results
in a bus error in handlertest on mips and mipsel.  The backtrace is useless
so just disable optimisation again for these two archs.
2011-12-28 - Olly Betts <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Enable hardened build flags.
2011-12-01 - Olly Betts <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix avoid-writing-after-structures.patch to actually work.
2011-11-30 - Olly Betts <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* New patch avoid-writing-after-structures.patch to fix word95test and
word97test not to write after the end of word-aligned structures, fixing
FTBFS on sparc.
2011-11-30 - Olly Betts <>
wv2 (0.4.2.dfsg.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.

See Also

Package Description
libwv2-dev_0.4.2.dfsg.2-1~deb7u1_amd64.deb development files for Microsoft Word access library
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