jargon-text - definitive compendium of hacker slang

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name jargon-text
Package version 4.4.7
Package release 4
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 651 B
Download size 649.32 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
This is the Jargon File, a comprehensive compendium of hacker slang
illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor.
This version is in the original text format.


Package Version Architecture Repository
jargon-text_4.4.7-4_all.deb 4.4.7 all Debian Main
jargon-text - - -


Type URL
Binary Package jargon-text_4.4.7-4_all.deb
Source Package jargon-text

Install Howto

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




2012-05-23 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.4.7-4) unstable; urgency=low
* "Doesn't seven years go past quickly?" release.
* Remove "Suggests: vh". (Closes: #566222)
* Move jargon.txt file from /usr/share/vh/ to /usr/share/doc/jargon-text/
as we don't have vh any more.
* Convert to debhelper 9 "dh" build mechanism.
* Convert to 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* debian/patch/588115-typos.patch: Fix some typos and misformatting.
(Closes: #588115)
* Bonus of rebuilding with newer tools... text is now UTF-8.
* Bump standards version to 3.9.3.
* Checked that the build is hardened round the edges and soft in the middle.
2005-05-03 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.4.7-3) unstable; urgency=high
* Detect which version of elinks we're using. This allows us to build 
on sarge with elinks 0.9.3 and also unstable with 0.10.x. 
Build-depend on at least elinks 0.9.3. (Closes: #306838)
2005-05-03 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.4.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Build-Depend on a recent version of elinks. (Closes: #306838)
2005-03-31 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.4.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* "New" upstream release.
+ Build directly from esr's XML source, formatting using elinks.
+ Fixes typo. (Closes: #190279)
2004-08-18 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.3.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Patch "patch.size" to fix old-Bashism causing FTBFS.
(Closes: #264419)
* Standards-Version: 3.6.1
* Lintian-inspired fixes:
- Debhelper 4
- changed build-depends on awk to gawk|awk
- Modified debian/control description
- Fixed up debian/copyright
2002-08-07 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed fixjargon.pl so as not to mangle some entry headings.
(Closes: #138340)
* Standards-Version: 3.5.6
2001-07-14 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version. (Closes: #103646)
* The jargon-file the same as upsteam. Not a bug. (Closes: #98716)
2001-05-19 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.3.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed links in /usr/share/doc/jargon-text/jargon.html
(Closes: #97973)
2001-05-01 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Upstream now produces good text again.
2001-03-17 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
jargon-text (4.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.
* Synchronised to upstream.
* Conforms to policy 3.5.2. Closes #89659

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