units - converts between different systems of units

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name units
Package version 1.88
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 449 B
Download size 148.47 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
GNU 'units' program converts quantities expressed in various scales
to their equivalents in other scales.  The 'units' program can only
handle multiplicative scale changes directly.  It uses a functional
notation for "nonlinear" conversions such a Fahrenheit temperature
to Celsius temperature.


Package Version Architecture Repository
units_1.88-1_amd64.deb 1.88 amd64 Debian Main
units - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.15.4
install-info -
libc6 >= 2.1
libreadline6 >= 6.0
libtinfo5 -


Type URL
Binary Package units_1.88-1_i386.deb
Source Package units

Install Howto

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




2012-06-19 - John G. Hasler <jhasler@debian.org>
units (1.88-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
Closes: #629926: Temperature units are not correctly converted
Closes: #642973: currency exchange rates should be updated
2009-10-07 - John G. Hasler <jhasler@debian.org>
units (1.87-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Deleted debian/prerm, fixed debian/postinst and postrm.
Added debian/compat (level 7), Edited debian/control
Brought standards-version up to 3.8.3, updated libreadline
build dependency, added dpkg (>= 1.15.4) | install-info to depends:
* Replaced "more" with "/usr/bin/pager" at line 55 in units.c
Closes: #548597: Please use /usr/bin/pager as default pager
2008-07-20 - John Hasler <jhasler@debian.org>
units (1.87-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
Upstream made "*" and "/" the same precedence.
Closes: #359658: units: precedence of '/' is bad 
Units reads ~/.units.dat if it exists before reading the standard
units database.
Closes: #456544: units: $UNITSFILE doesn't override default anymore 
2007-12-02 - John Hasler <jhasler@debian.org>
units (1.86a-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
Upstream has changed this section: we now have usbillion and
brbillion.  Elsewhere billion is defined as usbillion.  Perhaps 
in the future this could be made to depend on locale.
Closes: #165946: units: Confusing information in units.dat
Upstream added a "help" command that searches the database.
Closes: #375255: units: wishlist (finding the "unit")
Closes: #370224: crochet is spelled crotchet
* 'install -s' now only used if 'nostrip' is not in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
Closes: #438233: units: not handling nostrip build option (policy 10.1)
* Fixed menu entry.
* Fixed parallel build problem by consolidating all "install -d"
commands in debian/rules into one line.
2005-12-21 - John Hasler <jhasler@debian.org>
units (1.85-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed typo in control file
* Added missing build-depends on texinfo
Closes: #340850: FTBFS: makeinfo: Command not found
2005-12-13 - John Hasler <jhasler@debian.org>
units (1.85-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed calling of configure script in rules.
Closes: #340850: FTBFS: makeinfo: Command not found
* Upstream changed handling of imperial units (didn't notice earlier).
Closes: #259411: Mile incorrectly related to other imperial units
2005-11-22 - John Hasler <jhasler@debian.org>
units (1.85-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
Closes: #339108 units: new upstream release available
Closes: #223890 Missing 0 in the help text.
Closes: #266752 -V: doubled slash
Closes: #233472 suggest cdromspeed and dvdspeed units
Closes: #204473 "nmi" should be "nauticalmile", not "nanomile" [patch]
* Fixed build dependencies.
Closes: #326284 please rebuild with libreadline5-dev as build dependency
Closes: #322941 switch to libreadline5
* Fixed typos.
Closes: #302822 'man units' typos: "Fahrehneit" and "accomodates"
* Corrected FSF address.
* Put missing quotes in menu, moved menu to /usr/share.
2003-12-02 - John Hasler <jhasler@debian.org>
units (1.81-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Added md5sums.
2002-11-04 - John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org>
units (1.81-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Simplified scripts, added Build-Depends
* Closes: #150343 New upstream version
* Closes: #160955 Something Weird About Kelvin-value
User error
* Closes: #165955 surveyfoot/intfoot inconsistency
Fixed in new upstream
2001-05-10 - John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org>
units (1.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Closes: #88634
* Closes: #97022
* Closes: #88631

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