svgalib-bin - console SVGA display utilities

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name svgalib-bin
Package version 1.4.3
Package release 33
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 101 B
Download size 20.52 KB
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svgalib provides graphics capabilities to programs running on the
system console, without going through the X Window System. It uses
direct access to the video hardware to provide low-level access to
the standard VGA and SVGA graphics modes. Only works with some
video hardware; use with caution.
This package contains the Svgalib utility programs.


Package Version Architecture Repository
svgalib-bin_1.4.3-33_amd64.deb 1.4.3 amd64 Debian Main
svgalib-bin - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libsvga1 -
libx86-1 >= 0.99-1
lsb-base -


Name Value
svgalib1-bin -


Name Value
svgalib1-bin -


Type URL
Binary Package svgalib-bin_1.4.3-33_i386.deb
Source Package svgalib

Install Howto

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




2012-04-12 - Guillem Jover <>
svgalib (1:1.4.3-33) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Make libsvga1-dev Replace libsvga1 << 1:1.4.3-32 due to moved doc files.
Thanks to Sven Joachim <>. (Closes: #666550)
2012-03-29 - Guillem Jover <>
svgalib (1:1.4.3-32) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphan package, set maintainer to Debian QA Group.
* Use which instead of “command -v” in svgalib-bin.init.
* Quote `which file` invokation so that “test -x” does not succeed on an
empty string, causing svgalib-bin.init to fail when the package is
removed but not purged. (Closes: #644264)
* Rename debian/libsvga1.copyright to debian/copyright, and use
«dh_installdocs --link-doc» instead of manual links through dh_link.
* Now using Standards-Version 3.9.3 (no changes needed).
* Remove commented out debhelper commands in debian/rules.
* Move doc/TODO from libsvga1 to libsvga1-dev, and do not install
0-README into libsvga1.
* Make shared library packages multiarch:
- Build-Depend on debhelper 8.1.3.
- Add misc:Pre-Depends substvar to Pre-Depends field in libsvga1.
- Add “Multi-Arch: same” field to libsvga1.
- Define DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH and use it to set libdir.
- Change paths from lib/ to lib/* in debian/rules.
* Cleanup debian/rules targets:
- Rename build to build-arch, add empty build-indep.
- Add new build target depending on build-indep and build-arch.
- Rename install to install-arch.
- Change install-arch to depend on build-arch.
- Change binary-arch to depend only on install-arch.
- Do not do anything in binary-indep.
2011-05-04 - Guillem Jover <>
svgalib (1:1.4.3-31) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix upstream installation of setuid programs and exclude them from
dh_fixperms instead of restoring the permissions afterwards. This fixes
a build failure when the utilities are not built. (Closes: #623747)
* Now using Standards-Version 3.9.2 (no changes needed).
2010-09-07 - Guillem Jover <>
svgalib (1:1.4.3-30) unstable; urgency=low
* Now using Standards-Version 3.9.1 (no changes needed).
* Use architecture wildcards:
- Use linux-any instead of any in binary package Architecture fields.
- Use any-amd64 and any-i386 in libx86-dev Build-Depends architecture
* Port svgalib to GNU/kFreeBSD:
- Use portable termios instead of termio.
- Use VT_GETACTIVE instead of VT_GETSTATE on kFreeBSD.
- Only use c_line member in struct termios on Linux.
- Handle systems with no SIGPWR.
- Implement __svgalib_physmem for kFreeBSD.
Thanks to Tuco <>. (Closes: #291082, #591721)
- Define IUCLC to 0 if not pre-defined.
- Error out if there's no known way to get the current VT active state.
- Add kfreebsd-any to binary package Architecture fields.
* Add ${misc:Depends} substvars to all binary package Depends fields.
2009-12-02 - Guillem Jover <>
svgalib (1:1.4.3-29) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to source format “3.0 (quilt)”:
- Remove quilt from Build-Depends.
- Remove quilt.make include from debian/rules.
- Remove patch and unpatch targets from debian/rules.
- Remove now unneeded debian/README.source.

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