alex4 - Alex the Allegator 4 - a retro platform game

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename alex4_1.1-8_amd64.deb
Package name alex4
Package version 1.1
Package release 8
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category game::platform games hardware::input:keyboard implemented-in::c interface::graphical interface::x11 role::program uitoolkit::xlib use::editing use::gameplaying x11::application
License -
Maintainer Debian Games Team <>
Download size 59.50 KB
Installed size 153.00 KB
Guide Alex the Allegator through the jungle in order to save his
girlfriend Lola from evil humans who want to make a pair of shoes out
of her. Plenty of classic platforming in four nice colors guaranteed!
The game includes a built-in editor so you can design and share your
own maps.


Package Version Architecture Repository
alex4_1.1-8_i386.deb 1.1 i386 Debian Main
alex4 - - -


Name Value
alex4-data = 1.1-8
libaldmb1 -
liballegro4.4 -
libc6 >= 2.14
libdumb1 -


Type URL
Binary Package alex4_1.1-8_amd64.deb
Source Package alex4

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install alex4 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install alex4




2018-12-09 - Andreas Rönnquist <>
alex4 (1.1-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* Add patch to build with fix*-functions, for Allegros fixed math,
instead of f*-functions which conflict with newer glibc.
(Closes: #916033)
2016-09-15 - Markus Koschany <>
alex4 (1.1-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
[ Markus Koschany ]
* Use compat level 10.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.8.
* Vcs-Browser: Use https.
* Drop dpkg-dev build-dependency.
* alex4.desktop: Add keywords and a comment in German.
[ Jackson Doak ]
* Drop build-dependency on hardening-wrapper. (Closes: #836750)
2013-06-09 - Paul Wise <>
alex4 (1.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Add alex4.ini so that sound works (LP: #560664)
* Add myself to uploaders
* Build against liballegro4-dev instead (Closes: #710598)
* Use the same longtitle in the Debian menu as the desktop comment
* Use the canonical Vcs-* fields
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4, no changes needed
2011-05-07 - Evgeni Golov <>
alex4 (1.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Include defs.h *after* particle.h, thus not redifining __unused from
glibc's bits/stat.h
Closes: #624884
* Standards-Version: 3.9.2
2011-03-09 - Peter Pentchev <>
alex4 (1.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Update the unix-port patch a bit:
- place the libraries at the end of the linker invocation line to
fix the build on Ubuntu natty with the binutils-gold linker.
I couldn't reproduce the FTBFS on Debian with
binutils-gold-, but it seems a really sensible
change to make anyway :)
Closes: #617465
- put the aldumb library before the Allegro libraries that it
depends on
* Convert to the 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* Add misc:Depends to the alex4-data package just in case.
* Expand the alex4-data package's long description.
* Bump the debhelper compatibility level to 8 and minimize the rules file
using debhelper override targets.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 with no changes.
* Use dpkg-buildflags to obtain the default values for CPPFLAGS, CFLAGS
* Convert the copyright file to the DEP 5 candidate format and add my
copyright notice on the debian/* packaging.
* Convert all patch file headers to the DEP 3 format.
* Build with -Werror if the non-standard "werror" build option is set.
* Add the compiler-warnings patch to fix some, well, compiler warnings.
* Harden the build unless the "nohardening" build option is set.
* Add myself to the list of uploaders.
2009-06-07 - Gonéri Le Bouder <>
alex4 (1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
[ Paul Wise ]
* Add a watch file explaining the upstream status
[ Peter De Wachter ]
* Honor the HOME environment variable. (Closes: #507950) 
* Applied a patch to bring down the game's CPU usage to a more reasonable
level. This limits the frame rate to 50Hz (the speed of the game logic).
This also fixes a bug that made the level selection screen unresponsive
on some systems.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.1:
- Renamed 'configure' target to 'patch'.
* Rename from-fedora.patch to unix-port.patch
* Refresh debian/copyright
* rules: clean up
[ Gonéri Le Bouder ]
* Complet Peter changelog part 
2008-03-19 - Peter De Wachter <>
alex4 (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Build-Depend on liballegro4.2-dev >= 4.2.2-2
- which has a versioned shlibs file (Closes: #467526)
- allegro-config no longer tells us to link against unneeded libraries.
2008-01-19 - Peter De Wachter <>
alex4 (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #463033)

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