boxshade - Pretty-printing of multiple sequence alignments

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name boxshade
Package version 3.3.1
Package release 8
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 177 B
Download size 47.82 KB
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Boxshade is a program for creating good looking printouts from
multiple-aligned protein or DNA sequences. The program does not perform
the alignment by itself and requires as input a file that was created
by a multiple alignment program or manually edited with respective tools.
Boxshade reads multiple-aligned sequences from either PILEUP-MSF,
CLUSTAL-ALN, MALIGNED-data and ESEE-save files (limited to a maximum
of 150 sequences with up to 10000 elements each).  Various kinds of
shading can be applied to identical/similar residues. Output is written
to screen or to a file in the following formats: ANSI/VT100, PS/EPS,


Package Version Architecture Repository
boxshade_3.3.1-8_amd64.deb 3.3.1 amd64 Debian Main
boxshade - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package boxshade_3.3.1-8_i386.deb
Source Package boxshade

Install Howto

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




2013-09-23 - Charles Plessy <>
boxshade (3.3.1-8) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches/remove-newlines.patch: restores interactive use.
Thanks: Giorgio Maccari. Closes: #700088.
* debian/control:
- normalised with 'cme fix dpkg-control';
- removed obsolete DM-Upload-Allowed field;
- normalised VCS URLs.
* Added example data and output, and basic regression tests.
* Machine-readable Debian copyright file.
* Use Debhelper 9, verbosely.
* Pass dpkg build flags through debian/rules.
* Removed obsolete instructions about the quilt patch system.
* Added command line parameters to manual page.
* Conforms to Policy 3.9.4.
2012-07-31 - Andreas Tille <>
boxshade (3.3.1-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/install: Make sure boxshade executable will be installed
in the proper location
Closes: #683375 (LP: #1017188)
2012-01-07 - Andreas Tille <>
boxshade (3.3.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
[ Mathieu Malaterre ]
* debian/get-orig-source: Add GZIP="--no-name" option to enable identical
[ A. Costa ]
* Corrected spelling in debian/boxshade.1.xml.  Closes: #650473.
[ Andreas Tille ]
* debian/control:
- Standards-Version: 3.9.2 (no changes needed)
- Fixed Vcs fields
* Debhelper 8 (control+compat)
* debian/bin/boxshade
- moved debian/ to this location to enable easier
usage of dh_install
- s#/bin/bash#/bin/sh#
* debian/install
- make use of dh_install
* debian/manpages
* debian/rules: Rewritten do use dh to profit easily from general
2011-01-14 - Andreas Tille <>
boxshade (3.3.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
[ David Paleino ]
* Removed myself from Uploaders
[ Andreas Tille ]
* debian/control
- Standards-Version: 3.9.1 (no changes needed)
- Debhelper 7
- Fix spelling of Debian Med in maintainer address
* debian/rules: s/dh_clean -k/dh_prep/
* debian/source/format: 3.0 (quilt)
2008-04-27 - Steffen Moeller <>
boxshade (3.3.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Charles Plessy ]
* Updated my email address.
[ Steffen Moeller ]
* Eliminated use of gets from source
* boxshade bails out with an error if there is an error and does not
expect sudden user input ... it is scriptable now.
2008-02-26 - Andreas Tille <>
boxshade (3.3.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
[ David Paleino ]
* debian/boxshade.1 has been statically generated: this saves some
time (and space) on buildds (leaving the XML version for future
* debian/control:
- B-D updated (manpage is not generated on buildds anymore)
- added myself to Uploaders
- XS-Vcs-* moved to Vcs-* and fixed
- Homepage field now replaces the old pseudo-field in the long
- removed XS- from DM-Upload-Allowed
* debian/rules:
- reflecting static generation of boxshade.1 -- removing boxshade.1
- some general cleanup
* debian/README.Debian updated: the new debian-med.alioth.d.o website
is now mentioned.
[ Nelson A. de Oliveira ]
* Added watch file.
[ Andreas Tille ]
* Added myself to uploaders
* Added path to dh_installman
* Moved additional shellscript wrapper to debian dir
* Added debian/get-orig-source script and added get-orig-source
target to debian/rules
2007-08-09 - Charles Plessy <>
boxshade (3.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
[Charles Plessy]
* Debian Menu transition: Apps/Science becomes Applications/Science/Biology.
* makefile.unx : changes managed using the `quilt' patch system.
* makefile.unx : commenting `LDFLAGS= -s' so that stripping is handled by
dh_strip (Closes: #436605).
* debian/rules : `ifeq (,$(findstring nostrip,$(DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS)))' test
removed because dh_strip can work without.
[Steffen Moeller]
* Updated README.Debian with reference to Debian-Med
* Updated email address to

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