lbdb - Little Brother's DataBase for the mutt mail reader

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name lbdb
Package version 0.39
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 205 B
Download size 69.90 KB
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This package consists of a set of small tools, which collect mail
addresses from several sources and offer these addresses to the mutt
external query feature. At the moment the following modules are
- m_finger (uses the finger(1) command)
- m_inmail (scans incoming mail for addresses)
- m_passwd (searches /etc/passwd)
- m_yppasswd (searches the YP password database)
- m_nispasswd (searches the NIS password database)
- m_getent (searches the configured password database)
- m_pgp2, m_pgp5, m_gpg (searches your PGP or GnuPG keyrings)
- m_fido (searches the Fidonet nodelist)
- m_abook (uses the address book application abook(1))
- m_addr_email (uses addr-email from the addressbook Tk program)
- m_muttalias (searches your Mutt mail aliases)
- m_pine (searches your Pine addressbook files)
- m_wanderlust (search the WanderLust alias database)
- m_palm (uses your Palm database; needs libpalm-perl package)
- m_gnomecard (uses GnomeCard database files)
- m_bbdb (search your BBDB (big brother database))
- m_ldap (query some LDAP server)
- m_evolution (search in the Evolution addressbook)
- m_vcf (search in vcard files using libvformat)


Package Version Architecture Repository
lbdb_0.39_i386.deb 0.39 i386 Debian Main
lbdb - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libvformat0 >= 1.13-6~
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package lbdb_0.39_amd64.deb
Source Package lbdb

Install Howto

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




2014-05-10 - Roland Rosenfeld <>
lbdb (0.39) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dh_autotools-dev (Closes: #727289).
* Update packaged autotools files.
* Rebuild aclocal/autoconf.
* Change debian/source-format to 3.0 (native).
* Remove mutt-ja from Suggests, since this no longer exists.
* Upgrade build depenency to debhelper (>= 9).
* Change debian/compat to "9".
* Complete rewrite of debian/rules.
* Now uses hardening via debhelper.
* Add $CPPFLAGS to $CFLAGS to really use hardening.
* Upgrade to Standards-Version 3.9.5 (no changes).
* m_vcf: Optimize missing names handling (Thanks to Jamey Sharp)
(Closes: #624590).
* Made debian/copyright machine readable.
* m_abook: fix formatting (Thanks to Alfredo Finelli) (Closes: #681526).
* mutt-ldap-query: Add parameters for TLS and SASL_MECH (Thanks to
Alexandra N. Kossovsky) (Closes: #512074).
* Mention user mutt-ldap-query configuration files in lbdbq(1) man page
(Closes: #534710).
* Update ABQuery build mechanism (Thanks to Brendan Cully).
2011-06-25 - Roland Rosenfeld <>
lbdb (0.38) unstable; urgency=low
* m_evolution: Try to evaluate the location of
evolution-addressbook-export at runtime, since it is no longer
available in /usr/bin since evolution 
(Closes: #583851, #598380).
* m_vcf: Apply patch by Jamey Sharp <> to support VCF
contacts without real name (Closes: #624590).
* vcquery: Apply patch by martin f krafft <> to search
in NICKNAME field, too. (Closes: #586300).
* Add debian/source/format (1.0).
* Upgrade to Standards-Version 3.9.2:
- Add line break to Suggests.
* Remove "the" from description synopsis to make lintian happy.
* Fix some typos in changelog.
2011-06-05 - Thomas Preud'homme <>
lbdb (0.37+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build-Depend on libvformat-dev instead of libvformat1-dev
(Closes: #583073).
2010-05-18 - Roland Rosenfeld <>
lbdb (0.37) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix bashisms in m_bbdb (Closes: #530113).
* Fix query shell functions to catch non-zero exit status in case they
get invoked in set -e context.  Thanks to martin f. krafft
<> for providing a patch (Closes: #515076).
* m_evolution: support line breaks and long lines.  Thanks to Jan Larres
<> for providing a patch (Closes: #505540).
* Fix documentation concerning the quotes on lbdbq call (Closes: #542012).
* Upgrade to Standards-Version 3.8.4 (no changes).
2008-06-14 - Roland Rosenfeld <>
lbdb (0.36) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove duplicate "See also: mutt" from (Closes: #441588).
* Update configure using autconf 2.61.
* Apply charset conversation patch by Peter Colberg based on code by
Tobias Schlemmer (Closes: #355678).
* Remove duplicate declaration of $ignorant (Closes: #480356, #483701).
* Handle mail addresses in mutt_ldap_query correct. Thanks to Colin
Watson <> for providing a patch (Closes: #469288).
* Mention ldapi URIs in mutt_ldap_query man page (Closes: #422730).
* Protect "make distclean" by checking whether makefile exists.
* Upgrade to Standards-Version 3.8.0:
- Fix Homepage header in control file.
* Add copyright holders to debian/copyright file.
* Remove outdated override.Lintian.
2008-04-12 - Stefano Zacchiroli <>
lbdb (0.35.1+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix m_evolution to work also with recent Evolution which exports cards
with different FN/EMAIL fields ordering. Thanks to Brian M. Carlson for
the patch (Closes: #462573).

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