birthday - Display information about pending events on login

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name birthday
Package version 1.6.2
Package release 4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 91 B
Download size 24.52 KB
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Given a list of the dates of various different events, works out and
displays a list of those which will come up in the next couple of
weeks. This was originally designed for birthdays, but can equally be
used for reminders about yearly events, or for a running diary.
Note that if you want to use vcf2birthday script you will need perl.


Package Version Architecture Repository
birthday_1.6.2-4_amd64.deb 1.6.2 amd64 Debian Main
birthday - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package birthday_1.6.2-4_i386.deb
Source Package birthday

Install Howto

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




2012-07-22 - Patrick Uiterwijk <>
birthday (1.6.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: 673226).
* debian/control: Standards-version updated to 3.9.3.
* debian/compat: upgraded to 7.
* Move to source version 3.0 (quilt).
* Imported patch to show ongoing events (Closes: 611113).
* Added description for ongoing-events patch.
2008-06-21 - Bart Martens <>
birthday (1.6.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Standards-Version, Homepage.
* debian/watch: Updated.
2007-08-21 - Bart Martens <>
birthday (1.6.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Added "CFLAGS += -DUNIX".  Closes: #438720.
2007-08-18 - Bart Martens <>
birthday (1.6.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.
* New upstream release.  Closes: #343442, #347620.
* debian/auto-grow.diff, debian/init-buffer.diff, old-postinst, old-prerm:
Removed obsolete files.
* Other patches in the previous .diff.gz are now in the upstream .tar.gz.
* debian/*: Repackaged with cdbs.
* debian/copyright: Updated.
* debian/watch: Added.
* debian/patches/01_nostrip.diff: Added.  Closes: #436589.
* debian/source.lintian-overrides: Added.
2004-12-03 - Christoph Berg <>
birthday (1.5-9.1) unstable; urgency=low
* NMU.
* Don't mess with the permissions of .., chmod debian/tmp instead
(Closes: #280309).
* Apply Thorsten Gunkel's patch for 1-year olds (Closes: #212905).
* Apply Thorsten Gunkel's patch to fix #defines (Closes: #235681).
* Install slovak-namedays (Closes: #236463).
2004-02-10 - Alexander Neumann <>
birthday (1.5-9) unstable; urgency=low
* upgraded to standards version 3.6.1
* workaround the setgid-bit of the upstream tarball...
(closes: Bug#234836)
2004-02-08 - Alexander Neumann <>
birthday (1.5-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Integrated patch by Andreas Tscharner:
fixed not initialized buffer                    (closes: Bug#231672)
2004-02-04 - Alexander Neumannn <>
birthday (1.5-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Integrated patch by Sebastian Schmidt           (closes: Bug#192735)
* Provide an example in the manpage               (closes: Bug#216817)
2002-10-03 - Alexander Neumann <>
birthday (1.5-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopted the package                             (closes: Bug#163068)
* Removed the link from usr/share/doc to usr/doc to be FHS-compatible
2002-10-02 - Lenart Janos <>
birthday (1.5-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphaned the package becouse of personal consideration.
* Manpage typo fixed, also forwarded to upstream. (closes: Bug#161314)
* Added (by Gergely Nagy <>) to
support automatic adding of VCARD (.vcf).       (closes: Bug#160019)
* Added hungarian namedays database.              (closes: Bug#160020)

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