an - very fast anagram generator

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name an
Package version 1.2
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 20 B
Download size 10.96 KB
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Generates anagrams for a phrase supplied by the user, the words used in the
anagram are taken from a specified dictionary which should contain one word
per line (default:/usr/share/dict/words). It understands accented characters
and should work with any alphabetic language.


Package Version Architecture Repository
an_1.2-1_i386.deb 1.2 i386 Debian Main
an - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libicu52 >= 52~m1-1~


Type URL
Binary Package an_1.2-1_amd64.deb
Source Package an

Install Howto

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




2014-07-02 - Paul Martin <>
an (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Fixes crash when dictionary contains "words" with no letters.
(Closes: #753249)
* Update to standards version: 3.9.5 (no changes).
2013-06-03 - Paul Martin <>
an (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Fixes crash on certain inputs. Thanks to Mark Triggs for spotting this.
(Closes: #710476)
* Add watchfile for alioth source repository.
* Upstream has taken patch for #674496.
* Update to standards version: 3.9.4 (no changes).
2012-05-28 - Paul Martin <>
an (1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Modify Makefile to allow linking with --as-needed.
Thanks to Stefano Rivera. (Closes: #674496)
* Added pointers in debian/control to the "upstream" git repository.
2012-05-16 - Paul Martin <>
an (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Complete "clean room" rewrite from scratch.
+ Understands UTF-8 and strips accents when comparing characters.
(Closes: #546460)
+ Does not print duplicates, but may show up words in dictionary that
appear multiple times with different capitalization. (Closes: #440121)
+ Does not print a space at the end of each line. (Closes: #561367)
* Update to standards version: 3.9.3
* debian/copyright now in machine readable format.
* Source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Build with debhelper 9.
2010-01-20 - Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <>
an (0.95-3.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Urgency medium caused by RC bug fix
* Recommend wbritish instead of wenglish (Closes: #564059)
* Fix some minor lintian warnings:
- Add ${misc:Depends} to depends
- Don't ignore errors in make clean
- Fix FSF address
2009-01-18 - Riku Voipio <>
an (0.95-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to delayed
* Incorporate speedup and fixes patches
from Phil Carmody <>,
(Closes: #234744)
2004-05-19 - Paul Martin <>
an (0.95-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Bugfixes:
- Fix manpage to refer to /usr/share/dict/words instead of
/usr/dict/words (Closes: #249362)
* Standards-version: 3.6.1
* Building with debhelper 4
2002-10-13 - Paul Martin <>
an (0.95-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Bugfix: (Closes: #164514)
- Made all casts into letterpos[] be "unsigned char". This is a 
related bug to the one fixed in #145848.
2002-05-06 - Paul Martin <>
an (0.95-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Bugfixes: (Closes: #145848)
- Made all chars unsigned (casting them to int caused accented 
characters to return negative array indexes).
- Fixed initialisation of letter_mask to use bitmask_t not int.
- Fixed check_dict() to search for next unique let_hash entry 
instead of assuming that the next entry will be unique.
* Added assertion in check_dict() to check for PPC problem, reported 
by Gabriel L Somlo. This may be fixed by the other bugfixes above.
2001-05-15 - Paul Martin <>
an (0.94-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Major rewrite to work with languages other than English.
(Closes: #13809)
* Uses debhelper 3.
* Standards-Version 3.5.4.

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