ratpoison - keyboard-only window manager

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename ratpoison_1.4.9-1_i386.deb
Package name ratpoison
Package version 1.4.9
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::c interface::graphical interface::x11 role::program scope::application uitoolkit::xlib x11 x11::application x11::window-manager
Homepage http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/
License -
Maintainer Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
Download size 147.51 KB
Installed size 394.00 KB
ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fancy graphics,
no window decorations, and no rodent dependence.
It is largely modelled after GNU Screen.
The screen can be split into non-overlapping frames. All
windows are kept maximized inside their frames to take
full advantage of your precious screen real estate.
All interaction with the window manager is done through
keystrokes. ratpoison has a prefix map to minimize
key clobbering.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ratpoison_1.4.9-1_amd64.deb 1.4.9 amd64 Debian Main
ratpoison - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.28
libx11-6 -
libxft2 >> 2.1.1
libxrandr2 >= 2:
libxtst6 -


Name Value
x-window-manager -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package ratpoison_1.4.9-1_i386.deb
Source Package ratpoison

Install Howto

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




2019-01-30 - Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* new upstream release
- switch from xinerama to xrandr (Closes: #776766)
* switch to debhelper compat level 10
* use hardening=+all
2015-12-30 - Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.8-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* install ratpoison.py and ratpoison.rb bindings in the proper paths so they
are found again.
* switch to debhelper compat level 9
2015-12-26 - Luca Falavigna <dktrkranz@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.8-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Do not install files in python-support directories (Closes: #798478).
2014-10-10 - Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* new upstream bugfix release
- fix sfdump with multiple screens
* increase Standards-Version
* add debian/emacsen-compat to work with new emacsen-common behaviour
2014-05-05 - Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* new upstream release
- fix printing of "XGetWMName failed" (Closes: 723650)
* add new configure options and build-dependencies needed for new version
* increase Standards-Version
2013-05-06 - Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream release
(almost identical to rc1)
2013-04-01 - Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.6~rc1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* new upstream prerelease
+ obsoletes most patches
* improve remove{left,right,up,down} extension to only
resize frames instead of removing them where possible
2012-06-30 - Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.5-4) unstable; urgency=low
* always use utf-8 as encoding
(as xft does not seem to support generic multibyte encodings)
* make "info" show something even if the current window is not
in the current group.
* some small fixes in packaging
2011-09-13 - Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.5-3) unstable; urgency=low
* update VCS headers
* use dpkg-buildflags
* use autoreconf instead of patching configure
* modernize patches
* cherry-pick a number of patches from upstream, including:
- handling of DISPLAY with dots
- switching screens
- C-t q wrongly documented as default keybinding (Closes: 627809)
2009-10-29 - Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
ratpoison (1.4.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* switch to source format 3.0 (quilt)
* add DEP3 headers to patches
* cherry-pick fix to avoid getline problems with newer glibc
(Closes: 552894)

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