lyx - document processor

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: lyx
Package version: 2.1.2
Package release: 2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 12.19 KB
Download size: 3.56 MB
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LyX is an almost WYSIWYG-frontend for LaTeX. It makes the power and typesetting quality of LaTeX available for people who are used to word processors. Since LyX supports LaTeX's concept of general mark-ups, it is even easier and faster to create professional quality documents with it than with usual word processors. It is also possible to use LaTeX commands within LyX, so nothing of LaTeX's power is lost. You can extend the functionality of LyX by installing these packages: * chktex: check for typographical errors * gnuhtml2latex: import HTML documents * groff: improved table formatting in plain text exports * latex-xcolor: for coloured change tracking * librsvg2-bin, inkscape: use the SVG image format in LyX documents * linuxdoc-tools: export SGML LinuxDoc documents * mythes-*: use the Thesaurus * noweb: import noweb files * rcs: integrated version control * sgmltools-lite: export SGML DocBook documents * texlive-xetex, etoolbox: use the XeTeX typesetting system * wv: import MS Word documents



    Binary package: lyx_2.1.2-2_amd64.deb
    Source package: lyx

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/bin/lyx
    • /usr/bin/lyxclient
    • /usr/bin/tex2lyx
    • /usr/lib/mime/packages/lyx
    • /usr/share/applications/lyx.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/lyx
    • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/lyx.svg
    • /usr/share/man/man1/lyx.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/lyxclient.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tex2lyx.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/lyx
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/lyx-32x32.xpm


    2014-09-29 - Sven Hoexter <> lyx (2.1.2-2) unstable; urgency=low * Update d/watch to the 2.1.x series path. * LyX upstream provides its own .desktop file now. Remove the debian version and move the upstream file to the arch package. Closes: #762986, #763230

    2014-09-26 - Sven Hoexter <> lyx (2.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. + Updated prefer-xdg-open patch. * Add --disable-silent-rules to the list of configure flags. * Add libmagic-dev to build-depends. * Add bc to build-depends. Thanks to the always amazing Pavel Sanda for the hint. * Replace suggest for dvipost with latex-xcolor.

    2013-06-02 - Sven Hoexter <> lyx (2.0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Nick Andrik ] * New upstream release * Bumped up Standards version to 3.9.4 (no changes needed) * Updated prefer-xdg-open patch since new upsteram includes more programs [ Sven Hoexter ] * Unversion build depedency on python - satisfied since squeeze.

    2013-04-02 - Nick Andrik <> lyx ( experimental; urgency=low [ Sven Hoexter ] * New upstream release. * Add Nick Andrik to Uploaders. [ Nick Andrik ] * patches/prefer-xdg-open: - Updated patch since new upsteram includes more programs * debian/rules: - Delete empty folder no longer needed

    2012-05-30 - Per Olofsson <> lyx (2.0.3-3) unstable; urgency=low * Recommend texlive-generic-recommended, since ulem.sty was moved there. Closes: #671749. * Add debugging symbols package lyx-dbg. Closes: #438161.

    2012-03-06 - Per Olofsson <> lyx (2.0.3-2) unstable; urgency=low * Create /usr/share/doc/fonts-lyx before moving the readme file there. Fixes FTBFS when building binary-arch.

    2012-03-04 - Per Olofsson <> lyx (2.0.3-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Use maintscript support in dh_installdeb rather than writing out dpkg-maintscript-helper commands by hand. We now simply Pre-Depend on a new enough version of dpkg rather than using 'dpkg-maintscript-helper supports' guards, leading to more predictable behaviour on upgrades. Thanks to Colin Watson. Closes: #659721. * Use debhelper v9 mode. * Use xz source tarballs. * Make /usr/share/lyx/scripts/listerrors executable. * Rename ttf-lyx to fonts-lyx. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3. No changes. * Make a symlink from /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/lyx to the installed completion file and remove /etc/bash_completion.d/lyx.

    2011-12-11 - Per Olofsson <> lyx (2.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Update debian/watch to point to 2.0.x series ftp directory. Closes: #650583. * Remove menu from Suggests. Closes: #647373.

    2011-09-10 - Sven Hoexter <> lyx (2.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. + Remove debian/patches/path_max_hurd - included upstream. + Refresh debian/patches/prefer-xdg-open. * Update Vcs-* to the new anonscm.d.o structure. * Add texlive-xetex, etoolbox to the suggests lists and description of the lyx binary package. (Closes: #629153) * Change the compression used inside the binary package from bzip2 to xz.

    2011-04-29 - Sven Hoexter <> lyx (2.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release - 2.0.0 final + Remove patches/fix-assertion-618687, included upstream. * According to dev-ref 6.2.2 the short description is no sentence so we should start in lowercase letters.