ara - Command line utility for searching the Debian package database

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name ara
Package version 1.0.31
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.01 KB
Download size 368.50 KB
Official Mirror
ara is a utility for searching the Debian package database using
boolean regexp queries.
ara can perform sophisticated searches on that database. It is possible
to use any field of the package database as a search criterion and any
boolean combination thereof.
ara can also call APT (or any user-configurable command) to install or
remove packages matching a query.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ara_1.0.31_i386.deb 1.0.31 i386 Debian Main
ara - - -


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libc6 >= 2.7


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Type URL
Binary Package ara_1.0.31_amd64.deb
Source Package ara

Install Howto

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




2012-05-20 - Emanuele Rocca <>
ara (1.0.31) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Maintainer field set to QA group. 
* Uploaders field removed, the package is orphaned.
* Standards-Version set to 3.9.3.
2011-04-18 - George Danchev <>
ara (1.0.30) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild with ocaml 3.12.0
* Add some use cases to README.Debian
* Standards-Version: 3.9.1 (no changes needed)
* Split build dependencies one per line
* Switch to 3.0 (native) source format
2010-06-11 - George Danchev <>
ara (1.0.29) unstable; urgency=low
* OCaml str library has been renamed to libcamlstr.a,
but it is not needed to be linked so dropped (Closes: #580029)
2010-02-11 - Sylvain Le Gall <>
ara (1.0.28) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dh-ocaml 0.9 features
* Rebuilt for OCaml 3.11.2
* Upgrade Standards-Version to 3.8.4 (no change)
2009-07-10 - Sylvain Le Gall <>
ara (1.0.27) unstable; urgency=low
[ George Danchev ]
* Added httpd/Makefile providing a clean target via config/Makefile.exec
[ Sylvain Le Gall ]
* Upgrade standards-version to 3.8.2 (no change)
* Remove *-byte package which are complicated to maintain, provide either
bytecode or native version depending on arch
* Update debian/copyright to
2009-03-04 - Samuel Mimram <>
ara (1.0.26) unstable; urgency=low
[ George Danchev ]
* Update standards version to 3.8.0, no changes needed.
* xara-gtkrc-2.0 is supplied commented out (serving as an example), since 
LablGTK2 causes xara to crash with some window managers (rendering
* Drop BUGS file, since its data are consolidated.
[ Samuel Mimram ]
* Rebuild with OCaml 3.11.
* Use dh-ocaml.
* Update compat to 7.
2008-05-28 - Stefano Zacchiroli <>
ara (1.0.25) unstable; urgency=low
* rebuild against OCaml 3.10.2
2008-03-06 - Stefano Zacchiroli <>
ara (1.0.24) unstable; urgency=high
* add debian/ with the usual indirection to fill the Architecture
field with the current list of architectures supported by the native code
* add debian/README.Debian-source documenting the above change
* make debian/rules fail when binary-arch is invoked on architectures which
are missing /usr/bin/ocamlopt. It should never happen and probably will
only if in the future we drop some more OCaml native architectures and
forget to update this package
* bump the urgency for the OCaml 3.10.1 transition
2007-12-08 - Sylvain Le Gall <>
ara (1.0.23) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Stefano Zacchiroli ]
* add myself as an uploder
* bump standards-version, no changes needed
* bump urgency for the OCaml 3.10.1 transition
* add Homepage field
* make Vcs-* fields point to trunk/, to avoid checking out tags
* fix GTK spelling in package descriptions
2007-12-08 - Sylvain Le Gall <>
ara (1.0.22) unstable; urgency=low
[ George Danchev ]
* Applied a patch from Eric Cooper to fix a ftbfs for notebook
objects in GPack which now return an int (Closes: #453191)
[ Sylvain Le Gall ]
* Add myself to uploaders

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