libnewt0.52 - Not Erik's Windowing Toolkit - text mode windowing with slang

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libnewt0.52
Package version 0.52.17
Package release 1+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 171 B
Download size 70.95 KB
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Newt is a windowing toolkit for text mode built from the slang library.
It allows color text mode applications to easily use stackable windows,
push buttons, check boxes, radio buttons, lists, entry fields, labels,
and displayable text. Scrollbars are supported, and forms may be nested
to provide extra functionality. This package contains the shared library
for programs that have been built with newt.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libnewt0.52_0.52.17-1+b1_i386.deb 0.52.17 i386 Debian Main
libnewt0.52 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libslang2 >= 2.2.4
multiarch-support -


Type URL
Binary Package libnewt0.52_0.52.17-1+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package newt

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libnewt0.52 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libnewt0.52




2014-06-09 - Alastair McKinstry <>
newt (0.52.17-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Move to new release 0.5.17.
- snackmodule now renamed 'snack' in python, tclsh.
- python3 now in upstream. Remove patch.
* Now Standards-Version: 3.9.5 
* Use 'xz' compression. 
* Add bash completion to whiptail. 
* Mark whiptail as 'Mult-Arch: foreign'. Closes:#750767. 
* Add bash_completion for whiptail.
2013-09-09 - Alastair McKinstry <>
newt (0.52.15-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix handling of alternatives for /etc/newt/palette in M-A package
libnewt0.52. CLoses: #718635
2013-06-06 - Alastair McKinstry <>
newt (0.52.15-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Ensure unowned files get removed on purge.( /etc/newt/palette).
Closes: #709194. 
* Fix FTBFS with new automake-1.13.
* Add symbols file for libnewt0.52.15
2013-05-16 - Alastair McKinstry <>
newt (0.52.15-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.4
* Build against tcl8.6-dev 
* Build python3 modules. Closes: #691240
* Update patches; latvian patch now merged upstream.
* M-A, round two: patch to run msgfmt --endianness little to force
.mo files to be identical. Now lib* package can be Multi-Arch: same
* The python-newt-dbg and python3-newt-dbg packages conflict as they
ship the same debug symbols file (hashed)
* Use dh --with autoreconf rather than call 'by hand'. Cleaner.
* Include more changes for hardening support. Closes: #658430.
* Improved watch file from Bart Martens.
2013-02-25 - Sebastian Ramacher <>
newt (0.52.14-11.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* python-newt-dbg.preinst: Handle symlink to directory conversion. (Closes:
2012-06-15 - Alastair McKinstry <>
newt (0.52.14-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Add Latvian translation. Closes: #674705.
* Close bugs fixed in -9: Closes: #670039. Closes: #670012. Closes: #658319.
* Don't override hardened CFLAGS. Closes: #658430.
* Updated welsh translation. Closes: #677458.
* Updated Lithuanian translation. Closes: #675678.
2012-05-16 - Alastair McKinstry <>
newt (0.52.14-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix: whiptail gave incorrect result for ESC pressed when NO selected.
Closes: #665784. 
2012-04-20 - Alastair McKinstry <>
newt (0.52.14-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Add debian/watch file.
* Standard-Version: 3.9.3. No changes required. 
* Correct packages marked: Multiarch: same. translation .mo files are not
multiarch safe Closes: #670012, #670039.
2012-01-29 - Alastair McKinstry <>
newt (0.52.14-8) unstable; urgency=low
*  Fix thanks to Kris Henriksson for snackmodule build. Closes: #655151.
2012-01-13 - Alastair McKinstry <>
newt (0.52.14-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Snackmodule.* must be compiled -fPIC on AMD64, etc. Closes: #655151.

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