fig2ps - Converts xfig files into ps, eps or pdf files using LaTeX for processing text

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fig2ps_1.5-1_all.deb
Package name fig2ps
Package version 1.5
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::perl interface::commandline role::program scope::utility tex use::converting works-with-format::postscript works-with-format::tex works-with::image works-with::image:vector works-with::text
License -
Maintainer Vincent Fourmond <>
Download size 18.36 KB
Installed size 64.00 KB
This perl script takes into advantage the pstex and pstex_t export
formats of fig2dev (xfig) to separate special text and the rest of a xfig
file. Then, the text is processed separately using LaTeX, and
everything is put back together at the end, to make a nice wonderful
figure with the text formatted exactly the same way as the article you
are typing ! PDF output is also available.
Though gv is strictly speaking not necessary for conversion, it can
be called directly by fig2ps depending on the options you choose.
For nice PDF output, you should install Type 1 fonts, such as lmodern
or cm-super.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fig2ps_1.5-1_all.deb 1.5 all Debian Main
fig2ps - - -


Name Value
ghostscript -
perl-base >= 5.10.1-9
perl-modules -
tetex-bin >= 2.0.2-11
tetex-extra -
texlive-extra-utils -
texlive-fonts-recommended -
texlive-latex-base -
texlive-latex-extra -
texlive-latex-recommended -
transfig -


Name Value
texmacs <= 1.0.3-6


Type URL
Binary Package fig2ps_1.5-1_all.deb
Source Package fig2ps

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fig2ps deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fig2ps




2010-02-04 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- we now can pass options for PS to PDF, which somehow closes: #550474
* Switch to new source format 3.0 (quilt)
* Updating debian/watch to also get .bz2 tarballs
* Adding a dependency on ${misc:Depends} to take care of potential
dh-induced dependencies
* Apparently conforms to standards 3.8.4
* Rephrase description to avoid first person sentences
2009-02-15 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.4.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Adding Vcs-* fields
* Adding a Homepage field
* Uploading to unstable, now that lenny is out
2009-01-04 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.4.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Fix watch file
* Drop all patches and dpatch altogether
* Now conforms to Standards 3.8.0
* Updates to debian/rules
* Adding new example files.
* Switching to newer debhelper
* Installing upstream's README and ChangeLog files
* Updated debian/copyright
* Uploading to experimental during lenny's freeze
2008-08-13 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.3.6-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Now depend on ghoscript rather than gs
* Make --bbox=dvips the default (closes: #494950)
2008-01-10 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.3.6-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Added 03-fix-gs-papersize for recent versions of gs for which
-sPAPERSIZE=... does not go well with -sDEVICE=bbox.
* Bumped standards version to 3.7.3, with no changes needed.
* Moved code from the binary-arch to the binary-indep target, as there
are no arch-dependent packages built. Thanks to lintian.
2007-05-01 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.3.6-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Enhancing dependencies, putting texlive forward
* Added some small documentation about Type 1 fonts, thanks to
input from Michele Franceschini
2007-04-20 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.3.6-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Depends on tetex-extra|texlive-extra-utils for epstopdf
* Fixed typos in the changelog (to keep linda happy)
2007-03-16 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.3.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added texlive-latex-extra dependency (closes: #408504)
* Swicthed to my new address
2006-09-04 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.3.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New 'upstream' release: now we can pass options to fig2dev
* Switched the dependencies from only TeTeX to TeTeX or TeXLive (closes: #377525)
* Added a debian/watch file, and he even is happy
* Removed the Suggests: tetex-extra field
2006-01-07 - Vincent Fourmond <>
fig2ps (1.3.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New release : better handling of temporary files, thanks to JJ Fleck, small improvements
in documentation, better error handling.

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