inform - story file compiler for the Inform interactive fiction language (v6)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Nonfree i386
Package filename inform_6.31.1+dfsg-2_i386.deb
Package name inform
Package version 6.31.1+dfsg
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category devel::TODO devel::compiler game::adventure implemented-in::c non-free/devel role::program use::gameplaying
License -
Maintainer Ben Finney <>
Download size 467.55 KB
Installed size 1.28 MB
Inform is an object-oriented language for text adventure games which
are commonly known as "interactive fiction". The story files are
compiled into a special form of bytecode (Z-code) which can then
be run by Z-code interpreters that exist for a multitude of
operating systems.
This package contains:
* the Inform compiler
* the Inform standard library
* several user-supplied extensions and modules


Package Version Architecture Repository
inform_6.31.1+dfsg-2_amd64.deb 6.31.1+dfsg amd64 Debian Nonfree
inform - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package inform_6.31.1+dfsg-2_i386.deb
Source Package inform

Install Howto

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




2015-11-16 - Ben Finney <>
inform (6.31.1+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* The “Deeyah Khan” release.
* Set myself as current Maintainer of this package.
(Closes: bug#698980)
* Declare “Standards-Version: 3.9.6”.
* Declare Debian source package format “3.0 (quilt)”.
* Set minimum Debhelper version to 9.
* Set the Homepage field to the current URL.
* Set Debian packaging VCS fields to Alioth public URLs.
* Describe source package construction in ‘README.Debian-source’.
* Remove upstream files generated by Autotools.
* Use ‘autoreconf’ to regenerate GNU Autotools configuration.
* Remove superfluous ‘unpack’ target.
* Convert copyright information to copyright format version 1.0.
* Update copyright notices for Debian packaging work.
* Add recommended substitution variable “Depends: ${misc:Depends}”.
* Add a watch configuration for ‘uscan’. Thanks to Bart Martens.
* Add recommended rules targets to get original source from upstream.
* Add recommended rules targets “build-arch” and “build-indep”.
Sequence appropriate actions for each target.
* Add recommended build options to “harden” executable build products.
* Generate md5sums for binary packages.
* Install upstream changelog document.
* Install upstream README document.
* Install demonstration story documents as examples.
* Install manual pages for commands.
* Rename ‘debian/README.Debian-source’ → ‘debian/README.source’.
Policy 3.8.0 standardised the name for this file.
* Add ‘README.Debian’ to explain differences from upstream.
2012-11-12 - Michael Gilbert <>
inform (6.31.1+dfsg-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Remove calls to update-alternatives (closes: #620866).
2008-05-26 - Jan Christoph Nordholz <>
inform (6.31.1+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove a considerable number of files from the package
due to unacceptable licensing terms.
* Repair library symlinks.
2008-05-01 - Jan Christoph Nordholz <>
inform (6.31.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* At long last, adopt the package. Closes: #454258.
* Redo package from scratch. This package shall at least
survive the Lenny release, so this closes: #446664.
* New upstream version. Closes: #385718.
* Include latest Designer's Manual. Closes: #131968.
* Package is now policy-compliant with version 3.7.3.
* Bump debhelper level to 6.
* Obtain recent config.{sub,guess} at build time.
* Write a fully-fledged manpage.
* Add XS-Autobuild to control file.
2007-02-16 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
inform (6.30-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload with maintainer consent.
* Finish /usr/doc transition (Closes: #406985).
* Test -x for update-menus (RC bug, closes: #289739).
* Don't install Makefile under /usr/share/info (Closes: #326991).
* Let inform suggest inform-docs.
* Fixed the following Lintian problems:
menu-file-in-usr-lib, symlink-should-be-relative,
manpage-has-errors-from-man, configure-generated-file-in-source,
diff-contains-substvars, outdated-autotools-helper-file
2006-08-25 - Mark Baker <>
inform (6.30-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Install include files (Closes: 381249)
* Other minor build/install changes
* Don't install emacs mode under /usr/doc; anyone who wants it should
install the inform-mode package
2004-03-29 - Mark Baker <>
inform (6.30-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #235665)
* This fixes problem building with recent versions of gcc (Closes: #235799)
* debian/doc.postinst etc: don't run update-menus unless it's installed
* debian/install.1: whatis should parse it OK now (Closes: #238018)

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