owl - A curses-based tty Zephyr client

Distribution: Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: owl
Package version: 2.2.2
Package release: 1.1+b3
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 492 B
Download size: 221.12 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.br.debian.org
An alternative standalone (doesn't use zwgc) Zephyr (instant messaging) client. Has perl hooks and a curses UI; supports Kerberos if libzephyr3-krb is present. (Also supports AIM.) ktools software -- The 'k' is for Quality!



    Source package: owl

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/bin/owl
    • /usr/share/doc/owl/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/owl/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/owl/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/owl/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/owl/intro.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/owl.1.gz


    2009-07-23 - Sam Hartman <hartmans@debian.org> owl (2.2.2-1.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Build depend on libzephyr-dev >= 3.0; this indicates a transition from krb4-based zephyr to krb5-based zephyr, Closes: #538053

    2009-04-13 - Mark W. Eichin <eichin@thok.org> owl (2.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. The upstream author has become active again and has worked with the barnowl developers on security issues. (Closes: #515118) * configure.in, debian.control: barnowl updates via Sam Hartman eliminate retro libkrb4 and des425 dependencies. (Closes: #517019) * Do not link against libkrb4 or libkrb5; we use none of their symbols * Support openssl DES for zcrypt so that we continue to have zcrypt after libdes425 goes away Note: ditched the KerberosIV test entirely to force this version, allowing build/test on lenny. * zcrypt.c: use des.h again, so we get the openssl one above. * from unreleased 2.1.11-3: * debian/control: version debhelper depends (lintian package-lacks-versioned-build-depends-on-debhelper.) * debian/watch: New file. * debian/control: add libglib2.0-dev, per configure.in

    2008-10-01 - Mark W. Eichin <eichin@thok.org> owl (2.1.11-2) unstable; urgency=low * debian/control, debian/rules, debian/compat: move to debhelper V7 (lintian debian-rules-sets-DH_COMPAT, package-uses-deprecated-debhelper-compat-version.) * debian/changelog: force my original name spelling to avoid false NMU detection (lintian changelog-should-mention-nmu, source-nmu-has-incorrect-version-number.) * debian/rules: conditionalize distclean more narrowly (lintian debian-rules-ignores-make-clean-error.)

    2008-09-28 - Mark Eichin <eichin@thok.org> owl (2.1.11-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. (Closes: #454632) * zephyr.c: report error in owl_zephyr_loadsubs too.

    2008-09-27 - Mark Eichin <eichin@thok.org> owl (2.1.8-4) unstable; urgency=low * debian/copyright: fix lintian complaint about copyright-lists-upstream-authors-with-dh_make-boilerplate. * debian/control: fix lintian complaint about description-synopsis-might-not-be-phrased-properly. Also hint at libzephyr3-krb, though I don't think it needs a Suggests. Since the code includes AIM support, grudgingly mention it in the Description. * functions.c: support modern graphical browsers; doesn't implement the full generic configuration due to the -remote issue, but particular new browsers could be added directly in perl extension code. (Closes: #152405)

    2008-09-26 - Mark Eichin <eichin@thok.org> owl (2.1.8-3) unstable; urgency=low * Thanks to rra and dannf for the NMUs. (Closes: #477626) * perlconfig.c: use PERL_SYS_INIT3 protocol as documented in perldoc perlembed. (Closes: #495061)

    2008-05-25 - Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> owl (2.1.8-2.2) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Sleep for 100ms instead of 10us when no key has been pressed to avoid busy-waiting on input. (Closes: #433027) * More correctly remove the -E flag from Perl's ldflags to fix build problems with Perl 5.10. (Closes: #476013)

    2005-10-11 - dann frazier <dannf@debian.org> owl (2.1.8-2.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Include a patch from Andreas Jochens to fix compilation with gcc-4.0. Closes: #287891 * Add some prototypes to perlglue.xs to avoid the implicit conversion of return pointers from owl_zephyr_get_realm() & owl_zephyr_get_sender(). Closes: #326106

    2004-08-29 - Mark W. Eichin <eichin@thok.org> owl (2.1.8-2) unstable; urgency=low * zcrypt.c: use kerberosIV/des.h, not the openafs one. Closes: #189108. * configure.in: change it in the test, too.