libcfitsio2 - shared library for I/O with FITS format data files

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name libcfitsio2
Package version 3.370
Package release 2+deb8u1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.66 KB
Download size 536.95 KB
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FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) is a data format most used in
astronomy. cfitsio is a library of ANSI C routines for reading and
writing FITS format data files.  A set of Fortran-callable wrapper
routines are also included for the convenience of Fortran
This package contains what you need to run programs that use this


Package Version Architecture Repository
libcfitsio2_3.370-2+deb8u1_amd64.deb 3.370 amd64 Debian Main
libcfitsio2 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
multiarch-support -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package libcfitsio2_3.370-2+deb8u1_i386.deb
Source Package cfitsio

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libcfitsio2 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libcfitsio2




2017-06-28 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio (3.370-2+deb8u1) jessie; urgency=medium
* Add patches/09-memcpy-overlap.diff to use memmove instead of memcpy
where memory area might overlap (closes: #800819).
2014-09-05 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio (3.370-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable.
* Fix shared library detection for hurd.
2014-07-18 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio (3.370-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- Upstream is finally properly versioning the library name, and ensure the
soname will change if the ABI changes. This will make the maintenance
easier in Debian. Unfortunately it means for now that the library package
name has to be changed. Take advantage of that to rename all packages:
- cfitsio3 (source) -> cfitsio
- libcfitsio3 -> libcfitsio2
- libcfitsio3-dbg -> libcfitsio2-dbg
- libcfitsio3-dev -> libcfitsio-dev
- libcfitsio3-doc -> libcfitsio-doc
- Add libcfitsio3-dev and libcfitsio3-doc transitional packages.
- Add a build-depency on libbz2-dev to enable new bzip2 support.
- Refresh all patches and drop ones merged upstream
* Run testprog as a testsuite if DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS does not contain
* Add a libcfitsio-bin package with the fitscopy, fpack and funpack
binaries.  Closes: #726706.
2014-07-18 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio3 (3.340-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Rewrite debian/rules using dh and use dh-autoreconf.
* Upgrade Standard-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes).
* Move examples from libcfitsio3-dev to libcfitsio3-doc. Mark
libcfitsio3-dev as Multi-Arch: same.
* Backport arm64 support from upstream.  Closes: #733753.
* Backport ppc64el support from upstream.  Closes: #733649.
2013-08-27 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio3 (3.340-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable. 
2013-08-27 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio3 (3.340-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version. Closes: bug#720905.
2012-11-25 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio3 (3.310-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Compress .deb with xz.
* Update symbols file.
* Use cc as the compiler instead of gcc.
* Upgrade Standard-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes).
2012-06-03 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio3 (3.300-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix undefined off_t on mips and mipsel when buildig with -std=c99. 
Closes: bug#671835.
* Correctly pass CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS to build with hardening support. 
2012-04-23 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio3 (3.300-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- Refresh patches.
- Update symbols file.
* Upgrade Standard-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes).
2011-12-07 - Aurelien Jarno <>
cfitsio3 (3.290-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version: 
- Refresh patches.
- Update symbols file.

See Also

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