gnuserv - Allows you to attach to an already running Emacs

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename gnuserv_3.12.8-3_i386.deb
Package name gnuserv
Package version 3.12.8
Package release 3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 48.05 KB
Installed size 236 B
gnuserv allows you to attach to an already running Emacs. This
allows external programs to make use of Emacs' editing
capabilities. It is similar to GNU Emacs' emacsclient, but
has a slightly different feature set.
You do not need this package if you use XEmacs; it already
includes gnuserv and gnuclient. If you want to use gnuserv with
both GNU Emacs and XEmacs, you will only be able to use the
alternative /usr/bin/gnuclient with one flavor of emacs; you will
have to use either gnuclient.xemacs or gnuclient.emacs for the
other flavor.


Package Version Architecture Repository
gnuserv_3.12.8-3_amd64.deb 3.12.8 amd64 Debian Main
gnuserv - - -


Name Value
emacs23 -
emacsen -
emacsen-common >= 1.4.14
libc6 >= 2.1
libxau6 -


Type URL
Binary Package gnuserv_3.12.8-3_i386.deb
Source Package gnuserv

Install Howto

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




2012-05-16 - Alexander Zangerl <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* under new management: reintroducing this package
* lifted standards version
2010-08-10 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* add documentation about loading gnuserv-compat (Closes: 542476) 
* upgrade policy to 3.9.1 (no changes needed)
* change depends to emacs | emacs23
2007-11-14 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
* added watch file
2007-07-23 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Adding support for emacs22 (Thanks Junichi Uekawa) (Closes: 432854) 
2007-05-19 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-4) unstable; urgency=low
* adding support for -snapshot
* added dtemacs as an editor alternative (Closes: #397049)
* fix patches to unapply cleanly (Closes: #424355)
* fix typo in gnuclient(1) manpage (Closes: #400133)
2006-10-18 - Mike O'Connor <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-3) unstable; urgency=low
* New Maintainer (Closes: 393257)
* Change packaging to dpatch
* Added patch for ./configure from NMU that fixes missing X includes
(Thanks: Stelios Bounanos) (Closes: 367983)
* Remove woody/potato specific code in .postinst
* Remove GFDL text from copyright, as no works in the package are
distributed under that license
* Updated Standards-Version to 3.7.2
* Added a README.Debian documenting how to start gnuserv (Closes: 323567)
* Altered gnuserv(1) manpage to not be XEmacs specific (Closes: 379139, 368386)
* Added patch to remove strerror (Thanks Andreas Jochens) (Closes: 363277)
2006-10-15 - Debian QA Group <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-2.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphan package
2006-05-21 - Julien Danjou <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuilt with Unix Domain sockets, Internet Domain sockets or System V IPC
(Closes: #367983)
2006-05-17 - Julien Danjou <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove declaration of strerror from sysfile.h, fixing FTBFS
(Closes: #363277)
2006-04-17 - Benjamin Drieu <>
gnuserv (3.12.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Use debian-pkg-add-load-path-item to add a path to emacs load path
(closes: #328715)
* Fix man page (closes: #331152)
* Add gnuserv.desktop file (closes: #304062)
* Optionally depend on emacsen, thus allowing using gnuserv with other
emacsen, like emacs-snapshot (closes: #352872)

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