latexdiff - utility to mark up significant differences between LaTeX files

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name latexdiff
Package version 1.0.4
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 419 B
Download size 227.96 KB
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latexdiff compares two LaTeX files and marks up significant differences
between them (i.e. a diff for LaTeX files). It generates a new LaTeX file
containing the annotated differences.
Various options are available for visual markup using standard LaTeX packages
such as 'color.sty'. Changes not directly affecting visible text, for example
in formatting commands, are still marked in the LaTeX source.
A rudimentary revision facilility is provided by another Perl script,
'latexrevise', which accepts or rejects all changes. Manual editing of the
difference file can be used to override this default behaviour and accept or
reject selected changes only.


Package Version Architecture Repository
latexdiff_1.0.4-1_all.deb 1.0.4 all Debian Main
latexdiff - - -


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Type URL
Binary Package latexdiff_1.0.4-1_all.deb
Source Package latexdiff

Install Howto

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




2014-08-21 - gregor herrmann <>
latexdiff (1.0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ David Bremner ]
* debian/patches:  add DEP3-ish header for Bug URL
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Update Homepage field in debian/control. (Closes: #714966)
Thanks to Stuart Prescott.
* Update Source in debian/copyright to CTAN as well.
* debian/watch: use fakupstream.cgi's CTAN redirector.
* Add debian/gbp.conf.
Filter out *.1 files on git-import-orig, since we're cleaning and
regenerating them.
* New upstream releases 1.0.3, 1.0.4.
* Update patches.
Refresh 0001-Make-the-choice-of-dvips-or-pdftex-optional-conditio.patch
(offset). Drop file-copy.patch and pod-error.patch (applied upstream).
* debian/rules: add empty override_dh_auto_install to ignore install
target in new upstream Makefile.
* Update upstream email address in debian/copyright.
* debian/copyright: update years for latexdiff-vc.
* debian/control: update URLs in Vcs-* fields.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.5.
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Update Vcs-Browser URL to cgit web frontend
2013-05-02 - David Bremner <>
latexdiff (1.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
Closes: #703410
* Fix broken symlinks to /usr/bin/latexdiff-vc, add new one for git
* Add new patch "file-copy" to replace use of system with File::Copy
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change Vcs-Git to canonical URI (git://
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/control: update {versioned,alternative} (build) dependencies.
* Remove debian/latexdiff-man.tex, now included in doc/.
* debian/copyright: update upstream copyright and license information.
* Update build and install steps. The upstream Makefile is gone, and
some files have changed location.
* Patches: Refresh 0001-Make-the-choice-of-dvips-or-pdftex-optional-
conditio.patch (offset), drop 0002-Add-equation-to-the-regular-
expression-for-math-envi.patch (merged upstream). Add a patch to fix a POD
* Register PDF manual with doc-base.
* Fix hashbang in example script.
* Set Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes).
2012-04-01 - David Bremner <>
latexdiff (0.5-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Damyan Ivanov ]
* move VCS-* from apps/ to packages/
[ David Bremner ]
* Add build-depends on texlive-generic-recommended
(Closes: #666581).
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes)
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Set debhelper compatibility level to 8.
* debian/copyright: update to Copyright-Format 1.0.
* Update years of packaging copyright.
2010-12-11 - David Bremner <>
latexdiff (0.5-3) experimental; urgency=low
Implement two suggestions of Vincent Lefevre:
- Choose either pdftex or dvips options for changebar using ifpdf
(Closes: #598735).
- Add equation* to known math environments. (Closes: #598736)
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.1 (No changes).
2009-08-16 - David Bremner <>
latexdiff (0.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update debian/copyright to document presense of inlined
copies of Algorithm::Diff.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (No changes).
2009-08-12 - David Bremner <>
latexdiff (0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #504411)

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