bb - ASCII-art demo based on AAlib

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename bb_1.3rc1-8.1_amd64.deb
Package name bb
Package version 1.3rc1
Package release 8.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 1.15 MB
Installed size 1.80 KB
This package contains a 'high quality audio-visual demonstration'
of ASCII-art using AAlib, a portable ASCII-art graphics library.
This demonstration can be displayed in a text- or X11-terminal.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bb_1.3rc1-8.1_i386.deb 1.3rc1 i386 Debian Main
bb - - -


Name Value
libaa1 >= 1.4p5
libc6 >= 2.3
libmikmod2 >= 3.1.10
oss-compat -


Type URL
Binary Package bb_1.3rc1-8.1_amd64.deb
Source Package bb

Install Howto

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




2011-10-02 - Bart Martens <>
bb (1.3rc1-8.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
*, Added -lm to bb_LDADD.  Fixes FTBFS.
Patch by Bhavani Shankar R <>.  Closes: #553954, #608869.
* debian/control: Added Homepage field.  Closes: #495048.
2007-03-02 - Uwe Hermann <>
bb (1.3rc1-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Depend on oss-compat to make music/sound work again. This іs
bug #385844 and should really be fixed in libmikmod2, but until that
is done I'll fix it in bb locally.
* Fix typo in description (Closes: #363176).
* debian/copyright:
+ New FSF address (lintian).
+ Be more verbose, print license of all files.
+ My packaging is public domain.
* Standards-Version: (no changes required).
2005-07-08 - Uwe Hermann <>
bb (1.3rc1-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBS with gcc 3.4 and 4.0 (Closes: #317415).
Thanks to Karl Chen for the patch.
* Build against libaa1 instead of aalib1 (Closes: #317167).
* Standards-Version: (no changes required).
* Moved bb from /usr/bin to /usr/games (Closes: #260536).
2005-04-25 - Uwe Hermann <>
bb (1.3rc1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed segfault on amd64 and alpha (Closes: #304434, #32160).
Thanks go to Corey Hickey, Kaare Hviid and Helge Kreutzmann for the
patch and for testing it on amd64 and alpha.
* Updated debian/copyright.
2003-09-25 - Uwe Hermann <>
bb (1.3rc1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Improved description (Closes: #209430).
* Standards-Version: (no changes).
* debian/menu: Fixed Typos.
2003-06-03 - Uwe Hermann <>
bb (1.3rc1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/menu: s/needs=vc/needs=text/ (Closes: #195075).
* Standards-Version:
* Build-Depends: debhelper (>> 4.0.0).
* Use a recent dh_make template for debian/rules.
2002-03-24 - Uwe Hermann <>
bb (1.3rc1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/changelog: Removed emacs cruft.
* Changed my email address to
* debian/rules: Use a recent dh_make template.
2001-12-30 - Uwe Hermann <>
bb (1.3rc1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Enable hack in backconv.c, so that Joey Hess <> can
remove a far uglier hack in aalib (Closes: #112039).
* Build-Depend on aalib-dev >= 1.4p5-7 (the first version without the hack).
* debian/menu: Use X11 and vc, not X11 and text.
* bb.1: Fix "SEE ALSO" link. It's aa3d(1) not aa3d(6).
2001-12-16 - Uwe Hermann <>
bb (1.3rc1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (with permission from Michael Bramer <>).
* Repackaged from scratch using debhelper v3.
* Acknowledge NMU (Thanks Steve!).
Closes: #84976, #101453, #103171, #107905, #117144, #112200.
* bb.1:
+ Added more programs to the "SEE ALSO" section.
+ Improved description.
+ Added BUGS and LICENSE sections.
+ Fixed some typos and several smaller issues.
* debian/control:
+ Removed useless Build-Depends 'debmake', 'slang1-dev',
'xlibs-dev' and 'libncurses5-dev'. debmake is not used anymore (we use
debhelper now) and the others are not used directly, but are
dependencies of aalib...
+ Moved to section 'games' because it IMHO fits better in there...
+ Slightly changed description.
* debian/copyright:
+ Updated URL to the upstream tarball.
+ List upstream author.
* debian/dirs: Removed, not needed.
* debian/docs: Additionally install AUTHORS.
* debian/rules:
+ Use $(CURDIR) instead of `pwd`.
+ Added support for DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
* debian/menu: Small fix.
* README: Fixed a few typos and other minor issues.
* Fixed cruft from patch which didn't apply correctly (Closes: #119070).
* Fixed all compiler warnings.

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