dvifb - dvi viewer for framebuffer devices

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name dvifb
Package version 01.03
Package release 14.1+b1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 304 B
Download size 135.33 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
dvifb is a previewer for .dvi-files compiled by TeX. It lets you see what
your printed output will look like.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dvifb_01.03-14.1+b1_amd64.deb 01.03 amd64 Debian Main
dvifb - - -


Name Value
gpm -
libc6 >= 2.3
libkpathsea6 -
texlive -


Type URL
Binary Package dvifb_01.03-14.1+b1_i386.deb
Source Package tmview

Install Howto

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




2010-02-14 - Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
tmview (1:01.03-14.1) unstable; urgency=low
[Jari Aalto]
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/control
- (dvisvga::Build-Depends): update obsolete tetex-bin to texlive
- (dvilx::Build-Depends): update obsolete tetex-bin to texlive
- (dvifb::Build-Depends): update obsolete tetex-bin to texlive
* debian/patches
- (Number 400): Add patch to fix Gcc 4.4 error: error: expected '=',
',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '.' token (RC bug FTBFS
serious; Closes: #562343). Patcha thanks to Ubuntu Ilya Barygin
2007-10-13 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <sam+deb@zoy.org>
tmview (1:01.03-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Use quilt for patch management.
* debian/control:
+ Set standards version to 3.7.2.
+ Set dvifb’s architecture to linux-any.
* debian/compat:
+ Set debhelper level to 5.
* debian/rules:
+ Only build dvifb on the Linux platform so that it doesn’t FTBFS on
kFreeBSD (Closes: #414197). Thanks to Cyril Brulebois.
2007-02-22 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <sam+deb@zoy.org>
tmview (1:01.03-13) unstable; urgency=high
* fb/writefb.c:
+ Fix character reading on big-endian machines that made dvifb unusable
on PowerPC (Closes: #362588).
* doc/tmview.1:
+ Fix formatting errors in the manpage, thanks to Nicolas François
(Closes: #349889).
2005-08-24 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <sam+deb@zoy.org>
tmview (1:01.03-12) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Set policy to
+ Build-depend on libsvga1-dev instead of svgalibg1-dev.
* src/readdvi.c lX/writelx.c svga/writevga.c:
+ Fixed gcc-4.0 FTBFS (Closes: #294375).
* debian/dvifb.menu debian/dvilx.menu debian/dvisvga.menu:
+ Put full path to the executable in menu entry.
2004-04-30 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <sam+deb@zoy.org>
tmview (1:01.03-11) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
+ Use debian/compat instead of DH_COMPAT.
* debian/control:
+ Removed leading "a"s from short descriptions.
+ Set policy to
+ Build-depend on libx11-dev instead of xlibs-dev.
* fb/writefb.c:
+ Applied devfs patch from Martin Pitt (Closes: #245987).
2003-05-30 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <sam+deb@zoy.org>
tmview (1:01.03-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed numerous multi-line strings that caused FTBFS errors.
* Set policy to 3.5.10.
2003-05-01 - Samuel Hocevar <sam@zoy.org>
tmview (1:01.03-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Forced statoverride updates to remove the setuid bit on dvifb when
upgrading from an old version.
2003-04-24 - Samuel Hocevar <sam@zoy.org>
tmview (1:01.03-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed a broken loop in bookmks.c:rolldownfilemk() that caused tmview to
open a bookmarked file instead of the requested one (Closes: #168480).
2003-04-20 - Samuel Hocevar <sam@zoy.org>
tmview (1:01.03-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Activated kpathsea running in dvisvga (Closes: #147689, #150367, #150370).
* Removed debug files from the diff.gz.
2003-04-18 - Samuel Hocevar <sam@zoy.org>
tmview (1:01.03-6) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #130841).
* Updated standards-version to
* Fixed spelling in debian/control (Closes: #139481).
* Installed dvilx in /usr/bin rather than /usr/X11R6/bin.
* The dpkg-statoverride calls had mysteriously disappeared, they're
back and the lintian overrides were busted.
* dvifb is no longer setuid root but merely setgid video.
* Added devfs support to dvifb.
* Added 15/16/24/32bpp support to dvifb.

See Also

Package Description
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dvipng_1.14-1+b1_i386.deb convert DVI files to PNG graphics
dvipost_1.1-4_i386.deb Post processor for dvi files supporting change bars
dvips-fontdata-n2bk_0.0.2001.12.12-3_all.deb Virtual font data to process dvi files generated by NTT-JTeX
dvipsk-ja_5.98+p1.7b-1.1_i386.deb DVI-to-PostScript translator with Japanese support
dvisvga_01.03-14.1+b1_i386.deb dvi viewer for SVGAlib
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dvsource_0.8.3.6-1+b2_i386.deb programs to provide source streams for dvswitch
dvswitch_0.8.3.6-1+b2_i386.deb basic video mixer for live DV streams
dvtm_0.6-1_i386.deb Tiling window management for the console
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