lifelines - text-based genealogy software

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: lifelines
Package version: 3.0.61
Package release: 2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 2.21 KB
Download size: 1.04 MB
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LifeLines is a genealogy program that runs on UNIX systems in text mode. It maintains genealogical records (persons, families, sources, events and others) in a database, and generates reports from those records. There are no practical limits on the number of records that can be stored in a LifeLines database, nor on the amounts or kinds of data that can be kept in the records. LifeLines does not contain built-in reports. Instead it provides a programming subsystem that you use to program your own reports and charts. Some standard report files are included in the lifelines-reports package. The programming subsystem also lets you query your databases and process your data in any way. LifeLines uses the terminal independent features of UNIX to provide a screen and menu based user interface. The program is able to read and write GEDCOM files, the de facto standard for genealogical data exchange.



    Source package: lifelines

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/bin/btedit
    • /usr/bin/dbverify
    • /usr/bin/llexec
    • /usr/bin/llines
    • /usr/lib/lifelines/llines
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/.linesrc.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/ABOUT-NLS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/README
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/README.AUTOCONF.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/README.DEVELOPERS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/README.INTERNATIONAL
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/README.LAYOUT
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/README.MAINTAINERS
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/README.MAINTAINERS.rpm
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/README.MAINTAINERS.win32
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/lines.cfg.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/lines.cfg.input.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/ll-devguide.html
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/ll-devguide.xml.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/ll-reportmanual.xml.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/ll-userguide.xml.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lifelines/examples/linesrc.gz
    • /usr/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/el/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/eo/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/rw/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/man/man1/btedit.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/dbverify.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/llexec.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/llines.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/lifelines
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/lifelines.xpm


    2011-12-04 - Christian Perrier <> lifelines (3.0.61-2) unstable; urgency=low * The "let's modernize this package a bit" release * Add build-arch and build-indep targets * Add ${misc:Depends} to dependencies to properly deal with dependencies brought by the use of debhelper helpers * No longer ignore errors by "make distclean" * Switch debian/copyright to UTF-8 * Change menu section to use "Applications/Data Management" * Change doc-base section to use "Data Management" * Bump debhelper comatibility level to 8 * Bump Standards to 3.9.2 (checked) * Replace dh_clean -k by dh_prep

    2010-05-02 - Jari Aalto <> lifelines (3.0.61-1.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. - New upstream release. * debian/chnagelog - Remove obsolete Emacs variables from end of file. * debian/control - (Build-Depends): update obsolete gs to ghostscript. (important; Closes: #575853).

    2007-08-14 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <> lifelines (3.0.61-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. (Closes: #387856). * Fixing documentation build problems also fixes FTBFS if built twice in a row. (Closes: #424543). * Adding lynx as a build dependency. This is necessary to generate txt files from html, discovered while fixing #424543. * Upstream fix: charset for gedcom file in unicode. (Closes: #396206). * Upstream fim: updating documentation about desc-tex2. (Closes: #405501). * Bumping Standards-Version to 3.7.2 without package changes. * Dropping local debian patches added upstream.

    2007-05-28 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <> lifelines (3.0.50-4) unstable; urgency=low * "Let's skip the -3" release. (To fix some bugs in stable a -3 was uploaded to Stable Proposed Updates, then I learned that using -2etch1 as the revision would be better. Since -3 exists as a rejected package in s-p-u, dak rejects the upload of -3 to unstable because). :) * Adding fixes from 3.0.50-2etch1 to unstable. - Fixing debian/watch (updating to version 3 and adjusting the regex to avoid uscan to find lifelines-reports-X.Y.Z.

    2007-05-24 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <> lifelines (3.0.50-2etch1) stable; urgency=low * Changing docs/ll-reportmanual.xml and docs/ll-userguide.xml to fix documentation build problems (Closes: #418347). * lifelines-reports - Adding a dependency to lifelines >= 3.0.50 to prevent file conflict. (Closes: #405500). * Updating French translation. Thanks to Bernard Adrian. (Closes: #356671).

    2006-01-19 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <> lifelines (3.0.50-2) unstable; urgency=low * Avoiding segfaults on architectures where the size of a pointer is greater than the size of an integer, such as ia64. (Thanks to dann frazier). - For now, using dpatch (007_src_gedlib-codesets.c.dpatch), waiting to get the patch included in upstream source. (Closes: #348618) * Using dpatch to create ll-index.html and

    2006-01-16 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <> lifelines (3.0.50-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream. (Closes: #345138) - #345138 (lifelines-3.0.50) and #335437 (lifelines-3.0.49) were merged. * Change Build-Depends to use libncursesw5-dev instead of libncurses5-dev. - UTF-8 support since lifelines-3.0.49 * Correcting lifelines-doc. Thanks to 'J S Bygott' for the nice bug report and the suggestions on how to fix the problems. (Closes: #330483) - Wrong abstract; - Using only one "Files" section in control fields for non-html; - Entering both manuals in control fields for html. * LICENSE, COPYING and INSTALL removed (lintian and linda complains)

    2005-06-26 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <> lifelines ( unstable; urgency=low * New upstream.