pyfits-utils - script to detect and fix FITS standards violations

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name pyfits-utils
Package version 3.3
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 47 B
Download size 46.59 KB
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FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) is a data format most used in
astronomy. PyFITS is a Python module for reading, writing, and manipulating
FITS files. The module uses Python's object-oriented features to provide quick,
easy, and efficient access to FITS files. The use of Python's array syntax
enables immediate access to any FITS extension, header cards, or data items.
This package provides command line scripts based on pyfits.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pyfits-utils_3.3-2_all.deb 3.3 all Debian Main
pyfits-utils - - -


Name Value
python -
python-numpy -
python-pyfits -
python:any >= 2.5~


Name Value
fitscheck << 1:3.1.2-1~
python-pyfits << 1:3.0.7-2~


Type URL
Binary Package pyfits-utils_3.3-2_all.deb
Source Package pyfits

Install Howto

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




2014-08-02 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.3-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add patches/02-fitscheck-exception.diff to fix a syntax error with python
3. Closes: #756587.
* Add an explicit build-depends on dh-python.
2014-07-25 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
* Rewrite debian/rules using dh.
2014-04-29 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version. 
2013-12-07 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes).
* Remove build-depends on zlib1g-dev and remove patches/01-zlib.diff.
* Add build-depends on libcfitsio3-dev and add 
* Update debian/copyright.
* Install upstream changelog now that it is provided in the upstream
* Don't compress the binary packages with xz, it's now the dpkg's default.
2013-08-27 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.1.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Move fitscheck to a new pyfits-utils package. Change fitscheck
package into a transitional package.
* Add fitsdiff to the pyfits-utils package (Closes: #719775).
2013-06-11 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Aurelien Jarno ]
* New upstream version.
* Update watch file.
[ Jakub Wilk ]
* Use canonical URIs for Vcs-* fields.
2012-12-30 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- Refreshed 01-zlib.diff.
- Added 02-disable-version-setup-hook.diff to prevent to
be regenerated with a timestamp at clean time.
* Compress source and .deb with xz.
* Bump Standards-Version to (no changes).
2012-06-13 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.0.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Build fitscheck in the binary-indep target instead of the binary-arch
2012-06-07 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version. 
* Fix the compression library. 
2012-06-05 - Aurelien Jarno <>
pyfits (1:3.0.7-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add a Python3 package.
* Split-out /usr/bin/fitscheck in a separate package.

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