sjeng - chess program that plays many variants

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename sjeng_11.2-8+b4_i386.deb
Package name sjeng
Package version 11.2
Package release 8+b4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category game::board game::board:chess games interface::graphical interface::x11 role::program use::gameplaying works-with::db x11::application
License -
Maintainer Jotam Jr. Trejo <>
Download size 94.68 KB
Installed size 246.00 KB
Sjeng is a chess program that plays normal chess and many variants
like crazyhouse, bughouse, suicide (aka giveaway or anti-chess) and
losers. It can also play variants which have the same rules as
normal chess, but a different starting position. It uses the
XBoard/WinBoard interface by Tim Mann, so it can be used with
xboard or eboard. It is also capable of playing on internet chess


Package Version Architecture Repository
sjeng_11.2-8+b4_amd64.deb 11.2 amd64 Debian Main
sjeng - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libgdbm6 >= 1.16


Type URL
Binary Package sjeng_11.2-8+b4_i386.deb
Source Package sjeng

Install Howto

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




2009-08-26 - Jotam Jr. Trejo <>
sjeng (11.2-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply a patch to satisfy the xboard protocol related to SAN
notation, this to allow sjeng play in crazyhouse variant in
xboard >= 4.4.0, patch by h.g. muller <>.
Closes: #539718
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.3 (no changes needed).
2009-06-27 - Jotam Jr. Trejo <>
sjeng (11.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer. Closes: #503526
* Move DH_COMPAT from rules to debian/compat and set to 7.
* Bump debhelper build-dep version to 7.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.2.
* Update the Free Software Fundation Address in debian/copyright.
* Make clean not ignore errors.
* Add Homepage.
* Move all changes done by old Maintainers from .diff.gz to
debian/patches, we use quilt now to deal with the patches.
* Update format version number of debian/watch file to 3, upstream 
page is up. Closes: #450090
* Add rules to debian/rules for have config.guess and config.sub 
updates out of diff.gz.
* Add autotools-dev and quilt to build-dependency.
2003-06-05 - Lukas Geyer <>
sjeng (11.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Recompiled against new version of gdbm, updated build deps.
2003-05-22 - Lukas Geyer <>
sjeng (11.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed retracting and undoing of moves in sjeng.c. (Closes: #192902)
* Removed debugging output for fifty moves check.
* Looking for local configuration in ~/.sjeng/sjeng.rc, like the
manpage claims.
2003-05-15 - Lukas Geyer <>
sjeng (11.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed one more type mismatch in utils.c.
2003-05-15 - Lukas Geyer <>
sjeng (11.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Made all score variables long int, this hopefully fixes #192902.
* Changed ECacheSize to unsigned.
* Fixed undefined behavior in speed_test().
* Added debugging output for fifty moves check, disabled by default.
* Updated email address and standards version.
2002-08-29 - Lukas Geyer <>
sjeng (11.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* General code cleanup, fixed several format mismatches in printf(),
added a missing #include <unistd.h>, added some missing prototypes
and initializers.
* Added watch file
* Updated standard version to 3.5.6
* Updated debhelper compatibility level to 4
2002-05-28 - Lukas Geyer <>
sjeng (11.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release (closes: #130019).
* rcfile.c: Adjusted configuration file location.
* book.c: Adjusted book locations.
* sjeng.c: Adjusted learning file locations.
* Wrote very basic manpage.

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