packagesearch - GUI for searching packages and viewing package information

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name packagesearch
Package version 2.7.3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.47 KB
Download size 487.95 KB
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This tool is aimed to help you search the packages you need. It should
make the task of searching a pleasant experience.
Search can be done by
* pattern
* tags (based on the debtags system, a new way of categorizing
Debian packages)
* files
* installed status
* orphaned packages
Additionally a lot of information about the packages is displayed,
including the files belonging to them.
It is possible to install or remove packages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
packagesearch_2.7.3_i386.deb 2.7.3 i386 Debian Main
packagesearch - - -


Name Value
apt >=
apt-xapian-index -
debtags >= 1.6.1
libapt-pkg4.12 >= 0.8.0
libc6 >= 2.4
libept1.4.12 >= 1.0.9
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libqt4-network >= 4:4.6.1
libqt4-xml >= 4:4.5.3
libqtcore4 >= 4:4.7.0~beta1
libqtgui4 >= 4:4.8.0
libstdc++6 >= 4.6
libxapian22 -
xterm -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package packagesearch_2.7.3_amd64.deb
Source Package packagesearch

Install Howto

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




2012-06-28 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7.3) unstable; urgency=low
* fixed packagesearch to show the correct long description (Closes: #676812)
2012-06-12 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7.2) unstable; urgency=low
* changed RunCommandInXterm to use /usr/bin/uxterm, because
only there I can guarantee consistent behaviour (Closes: #676811)
* make apt default package management tool
* inform user to configure to use apt if aptitude
is not available (Closes: #676810)
* fixed several multiarch issues
2012-05-20 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* changed debian build infrastructure to use debhelper
2012-05-19 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.7) unstable; urgency=high
* compiled against latest version of libept/libapt (Closes: #669215)
* fixed compiler error caused by xapian having a slots member 
variable (Closes: #639076)
* added support for displaying the "Homepage" field (Closes: #598193)
* Implemented support for viewing screenshots
2010-07-03 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.6) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- explicitly list all required libraries (Closes: #555881) 
- use apt-xapian as search backend (significantly faster)
- searching for similar packages is now based on full text description
- ported to libept 1.0 (Closes: #581003) 
2009-11-08 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.5) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Command execution should now work on dash (and any other 
posix conform shell) when finished successfully or unsuccessfully 
(Closes: #539255)
- changed dependency on libept-dev >= 0.5.22 with fixed package 
iteration this should fix #442310 (Closes: #442310)
- other bugfixes and improvements (see CHANGELOG file)
2008-06-25 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.4) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- prevent crashes when underlying libept changes (Closes: #439938)
- reduced height of entries in the package list (Closes: #470554)
- allow selecting between apt and aptitude for installation
- fixed typos in README (Closes: #471921)
2008-03-02 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release (fully ported to QT4)
- compiled against latest libapt (Closes: #466888)
- fixed text formatting issue of "Package Description" (Closes: #424913)
- fixed Makefiles to zero out QMAKE_LFLAGS (removes --no-undefined)
so that the plugins compile again (Closes: #458884)
- fixed build-script for manpage (Closes: #458577)
- tag selection is now triggered by double-clicking (Closes: #447261)
- updated section for menu entry (changed in recent policy)
2007-07-14 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.2.6) unstable; urgency=medium
* ported to libept > 0.5.1 (Closes: #429005) (thanks Enrico)
* corrected rule to build makefile (Closes: #418770)
2007-01-23 - Benjamin Mesing <>
packagesearch (2.2.5) unstable; urgency=low
* fixed crash when selecting non-existent package (caused by the
debtags plugin, Closes: #408051)

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padre_0.96+dfsg1-2_all.deb Perl Application Development and Refactoring Environment
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