bsdmainutils - collection of more utilities from FreeBSD

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name bsdmainutils
Package version 9.0.6
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 453 B
Download size 179.07 KB
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This package contains lots of small programs many people expect to find when
they use a BSD-style Unix system.
It provides banner (as printerbanner), calendar, col, colcrt, colrm, column,
from (as bsd-from), hexdump (or hd), look, lorder, ncal (or cal), ul, and
write (as bsd-write).
This package used to contain whois and vacation, which are now distributed in
their own packages. Also here was tsort, which is now in the "coreutils"


Package Version Architecture Repository
bsdmainutils_9.0.6_amd64.deb 9.0.6 amd64 Debian Main
bsdmainutils - - -


Name Value
bsdutils >= 3.0-0
debianutils >= 1.8
libc6 >= 2.4
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libtinfo5 -


Type URL
Binary Package bsdmainutils_9.0.6_i386.deb
Source Package bsdmainutils

Install Howto

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




2014-08-15 - Michael Meskes <>
bsdmainutils (9.0.6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add Ubuntu 13.04 release date to calendar.ubuntu.
* Update Dutch calendar for royal succession.
Thanks to Sander Steffann <> (Closes: #750216)
* Updated control file.
* Completely convert kyrillic calendars.
Thanks to Sergey Romanov <>
* Explain option 'p' and 'f' better in manpage (Closes: #759675)
* Fix calendar.judaic format.
Thanks to Robbin Edgren <> (Closes: #763312)
* Calculate Jewish calendars for five years. (Closes: #741386)
* Symlink Judaic calendar for the current year.
* Increase maximal line length to 1MB (Closes: #737348)
* Process tabs in column binary (Closes: #729038)
* Prevent buffer overrins in col (Closes: #737159)
2013-05-06 - Michael Meskes <>
bsdmainutils (9.0.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Mark package Multi-Arch: foreign.
Thanks to Colin Watson <> (Closes: #697673)
* Add latest Ubuntu releases to calendar.
Thanks to Colin Watson <> (Closes: #697674)
* Fixed small typo. (Closes: #704799)
* Updated calendar.debian.
Thanks to Andrew Bennett <> (Closes: #704491)
* Fixed small typo in hexdump. (Closes: #700122)
* Fix manpage emtry for Julian dates to correctly refer to Orthodox Easter.
(Closes: #704804)
* Added Wheezy release date to Debian calendar.
* Made calendar.all list all calendars that are distributed.
2013-01-03 - Michael Meskes <>
bsdmainutils (9.0.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Debian Squeeze release date. (Closes: #695911)
* Added calendar for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Thanks to Peter Tynan <> (Closes: #695525)
2012-06-11 - Michael Meskes <>
bsdmainutils (9.0.3) unstable; urgency=high
* Adjustment for weeks starting on Sunday was made at a wrong place. Fixing
this should give correct week numbers again. (Closes: #676426)
2012-05-16 - Michael Meskes <>
bsdmainutils (9.0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* A new sentence should trigger a new line in the manpage source.
* Removed patch for fifo handling because upstream found a better way to
solve the problem.
* Moved cronjob configuration out of the cron file into a default file.
(Closes: #672445)
* Fixed typo in our patch that adds the introduction of Mac OS X.
(Closes: #673093)
* Mention that calendar -l is the same as calendar -A. (Closes: #658133)
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.3, no changes needed.
2012-01-19 - Michael Meskes <>
bsdmainutils (9.0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Synced with FreeBSD 9 and added the latest changes from OpenBSD calendar
* Enabled hardening buildflags.
Thanks to Moritz Muehlenhoff <> (Closes: #656011)
* Allow usage of conflicting options for ncal.
Thanks to Peter Selinger <>
* In column check for a multibyte error when reading a file. (Closes: #636618)
* Added option to not ignore empty lines in column. (Closes: #345684)
* Added recommended targets build-arch and build-indep to rules file.
* Also add python as build dependency to make lintian happy.
* Finally added the russian calendar updates from FreeBSD 9.0 that were still
* Allow usage of stdin as calendar file. (Closes: #640358)

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