alevt - X11 Teletext/Videotext browser

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name alevt
Package version 1.6.2
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 276 B
Download size 111.37 KB
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AleVT is an X11 program for browsing and searching Teletext/Videotext
pages received by a compatible decoder (at the moment, bttv).
Features include:
* Multiple windows
* Page cache
* Regular expression searching
* Built-in manual
Additional command line utilities can
* receive the time from Teletext/Videotext
* capture pages and write them to disk
Teletext/Videotext is used by TV channels to transmit textual
information pages (it's transmitted via non-visible scan lines).


Package Version Architecture Repository
alevt_1.6.2-5_i386.deb 1.6.2 i386 Debian Main
alevt - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.8
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
libx11-6 -
makedev >= 2.3.1-24
udev -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package alevt_1.6.2-5_amd64.deb
Source Package alevt

Install Howto

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




2012-05-29 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Make udev|makedev dependency Linux-only (closes: #666508). Thanks to
Robert Millan for the patch.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes).
now detected by cdbs; cdbs build-dependency version tightened
* debian/rules: Pass $(CPPFLAGS) and $(LDFLAGS) to upstream Makefile
(fixes lintian warnings wrt. hardending).
2010-01-10 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed menu section to "Applications/TV and Radio" (closes: #564223).
2009-11-30 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* Package now uses guilt instead of topgit.
Dirk Schuster:
* New patch features/x11-errormessage: Display a "device-not-found"
error messages also in X11 window, not only only stderr (closes:
* New patch features/help-additions: Several improvements to the
built-in help (both X11 and command-line --help).
* features/dvb-demux: Tweaks to the manpages.
* features/cosmetics: Show correct window size in help pages.
2009-09-26 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-2) experimental; urgency=low
Dirk Schuster:
* features/dvb-demux: Added manpage description of the new options:
-progname and -pid (closes: #546891).
* features/vbi-name: Include DVB device name in search list (closes: #548441).
Andreas Rottmann:
* features/vbi-name: Show list of tried devices in error message when no
device is found.
* Standards-Version 3.8.3 (for real, this time -- no further changes).
* Added README.source pointing to tg2quilt HOWTO and alioth repository.
* Install ReadmeGR (Greek README) in /usr/share/doc/alevt.
2009-08-22 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.2-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version (closes: #527299):
- Contains v4l2 support (closes: #345229)
- Obsoletes the following patches: 
+ 27_gcc4.dpatch
+ 45_v4l2.dpatch
+ 99-undo-brain-fuckage.dpatch
* Switched the package to git-buildpackage/topgit:
- Build-Depend on quilt instead of dpatch.
- 25_buildsystem.dpatch is now branch features/destdir
- 20_alevt-1.6.1.rus.dpatch is now branch features/l10n-russian
- 40_vbi_name.dpatch is now branch features/vbi-name
* New patch: features/dvb-demux.
Adds DVB support.
* New patch: features/l10-greek.
This is essentially the interdiff between the between
contrib/alevt-1.6.1.rus.diff.gz and contrib/alevt-1.6.1.rus+greek.diff.gz.
* New patch: fixes/cosmetics.
Fixes a few cosmetic issues in the man pages, help output, 
and page 901-2.
* Bumped debhelper compat level and Build-Depends to 7.
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.3:
- Upgraded Homepage pseudo-field to Homepage field in source package.
2008-11-05 - Chris Lamb <>
alevt (1:1.6.1-10.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Use correct patch to prevent installation failing in postinst - MAKEDEV will
take care of creating devices in /dev/.static when it detects that udev is
active. Thanks to Adeodato Simó for the updated patch. (Closes: #502824)
2008-10-20 - Chris Lamb <>
alevt (1:1.6.1-10.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add support in postinst for building video4linux devices in /dev/.static as
well as /dev. (Closes: #502824)
2007-09-12 - Andreas Rottmann <>
alevt (1:1.6.1-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Update 40_vbi_name.dpatch to make also alevt-cap and alevt-date try
the default devices. Patch by Albert Dengg, thanks! (closes: #440522).

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