caca-utils - text mode graphics utilities

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name caca-utils
Package version 0.99.beta19
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 544 B
Download size 191.57 KB
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This package contains utilities and demonstration programs for libcaca, the
Colour AsCii Art library.
cacaview is a simple image viewer for the terminal. It opens most image
formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF etc. and renders them on the terminal using
ASCII art. The user can zoom and scroll the image, set the dithering method
or enable anti-aliasing.
cacafire is a port of AALib's aafire and displays burning ASCII art flames.
cacademo is a tiny graphic program that renders animated ASCII metaballs,
matrix effects, colourful moiré circles and old school plasma effects.


Package Version Architecture Repository
caca-utils_0.99.beta19-2_i386.deb 0.99.beta19 i386 Debian Main
caca-utils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libcaca0 >= 0.99.beta17-1
libimlib2 >= 1.4.5


Name Value
libcaca-dev <= 0.3-1


Name Value
libcaca-dev <= 0.3-1


Type URL
Binary Package caca-utils_0.99.beta19-2_amd64.deb
Source Package libcaca

Install Howto

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




2014-06-02 - Sam Hocevar <>
libcaca (0.99.beta19-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/100_doxygen.diff: remove deprecated Doxygen variables.
2014-05-16 - Sam Hocevar <>
libcaca (0.99.beta19-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* debian/rules: fix build stamp dependency issues (Closes: #708406).
* debian/rules: use dh_autoreconf as recommended (Closes: #747116).
* Acknowledge Balint Reczey’s NMU (Closes: #723642, #716985).
* debian/caca-utils.mime: remove XBM support, cacaview doesn’t actually
support it (Closes: #723694), and add PNM support (Closes: #724003).
* debian/caca-utils.mime: add a runtime test for the X display to avoid
a terminal from popping if we’re not going to need it (Closes: #724630).
* debian/control: add DEP-8 tests courtesy of Vibhav Pant (Closes: #701682).
2014-02-05 - Balint Reczey <>
libcaca (0.99.beta18-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Drop dependency on ruby1.8-dev (Closes: #723642)
* Fix FTBFS due to post-processing Doxygen's output (Closes: #716985)
2012-04-06 - Sam Hocevar <>
libcaca (0.99.beta18-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Acknowledge Gregor Herrmann's NMU (Closes: #616254, #638589).
* Add multiarch support, courtesy of William A Van Hevelingen and
Johannes Kloos (Closes: #651009).
* debian/control: drop the libncurses5-dev dependency in the -dev package
(Closes: #646515).
2011-09-22 - gregor herrmann <>
libcaca (0.99.beta17-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "Missing build dependancies for documentation building." and "replace
doxygen and texlive-* build dependencies with doxygen-latex": add build
dependency on doxygen-latex, drop doxygen and texlive-* (except
Closes: #616254, #638589
LP: #829444
2011-06-19 - Sam Hocevar <>
libcaca (0.99.beta17-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: do no install .la files (Closes: #621583).
* debian/compat: use debhelper 8.
* Get rid of old dummy packages.
2010-02-08 - Sam Hocevar <>
libcaca (0.99.beta17-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2009-12-14 - Sam Hocevar <>
libcaca (0.99.beta16-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledging NMU, thanks to Ben Hutchings (Closes: #552762, #552763).
* debian/rules: Work around an upstream bug preventing the libcucul
symlinks from being created if sh is bash (Closes: #558807, #561094).
* debian/control: Set policy to 3.8.3.
* debian/source/format: Set format to 3.0 (quilt).
2009-11-29 - Ben Hutchings <>
libcaca (0.99.beta16-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add symbolic links to docs from libcucul dummy packages
(Closes: #552762, #552763).
2009-07-14 - Sam Hocevar <>
libcaca (0.99.beta16-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: set debhelper dependency to 5 and policy to 3.8.2.
* 100_huge_whatis_entry.diff: new patch from upstream SVN: fix huge manual
page whatis entries (Closes: #456758, #509800).

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