stockfish - strong chess engine, to play chess against

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name stockfish
Package version 2.1.1+git20111006
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 285 B
Download size 133.90 KB
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free chess engine derived from Glaurung 2.1. It is a chess engine, so it
requires an UCI (universal chess interface) compatible GUI like XBoard
(with PolyGlot), eboard, Jose, Arena or scid in order to be used comfortably.
It is the strongest open source chess engine by october 2009 in the
"computer chess rating list" CCRL. Written in C++ it uses multiple threads
and cores. It is capable of Chess960 and has experimental support for polyglot
opening books.


Package Version Architecture Repository
stockfish_2.1.1+git20111006-2_amd64.deb 2.1.1+git20111006 amd64 Debian Main
stockfish - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.6-6~
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libstdc++6 >= 4.2.1


Type URL
Binary Package stockfish_2.1.1+git20111006-2_i386.deb
Source Package stockfish

Install Howto

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




2011-11-08 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (2.1.1+git20111006-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches/add-lgov-linker.patch: Add -lgcov library linker to fixing
FTBFS ld no-add-needed. (LP: #832862) Thanks to Mahyuddin Susanto.
2011-09-15 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (2.1.1+git20111006-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upstream has now moved to git.
All changes are said to be code cleanups and no feature changes.
* Debian specific update to support m86k. 
* Basic support for DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS. The option nocheck will drop
the testsuite and noopts will at least drop the profiling.
* Adjusted download location in copyright.
2011-05-10 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (2.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream version. Its a maintenance release.
* Repack of the source distribution due to the included binary files. Removed: 
stockfish-211-64-ja stockfish-211-32-ja stockfish-211-64-ja.exe 
stockfish-211-32-ja.exe stockfish-211-android-ja
* Removed build dependency to g++-4.4 (>= 4.4.5), maybe we don't need this 
anymore. Lets see, if the other architectures will build fine...
* Updated to Standards-Version 3.9.2. No package changes.
* Removed duplicat Homepage field from contreol.
2011-02-24 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (2.0.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* For sparc there is no profiling anymore, because I never received more 
info on the bugreport. (Closes: #599979)
* Added a Homepage: field to control file. 
2011-01-11 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (2.0.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New Upstream version.
* Upstream uses now the RKISS random generator for hash keys (courtesy of 
Heinz van Saanen) instead of mersenne, so I adjusted the copyright notice.
2010-11-07 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (1.9.1-3) experimental; urgency=low
* The build problems on sparc are still present due to the old 
installed new gcc packages. In my opinion the right way to deal with 
that is to adjust the builddepends to the g++-4.4 (>= 4.4.5-1~) version, 
that is working on the the porter-boxes. This version is also the current 
in testing and unstable. The build systems on lebrun should be updated.
* On ia64 the build fails with an: "internal compiler error" To prevent this 
I will disable the profiling there. The g++ is now current here. The 
behavior is different on the porterbox merulo. The plan is to report 
upstream and test profiling in experimental next release again.
2010-10-16 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (1.9.1-2) experimental; urgency=low
* The encountered build problems on sparc and ia64 should now be solved 
by the installed new gcc packages. Old gcc/g++ versions broke 
optimization and profile build. The corresponding bugs No. 599979 
and 599977. Will be closed after successful builds.
2010-10-11 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (1.9.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New Upstream Version.
* Repack removed the linux binaries and adjusted the source dir.
* Updated to Standards Version 3.9.1
* Fixed a typo in debian/control
* Introduced debian/source/format, with 1.0 entry, I see no reason 
for switching to quilt ATM
* I switched from: Recomments: polyglot, xboard | scid to Suggests,
This solves a problem, that Adrian Petrescu has, maybe it is more
convenient, and solves the ubuntu bug Nr. 652772.
2010-07-05 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (1.8.0-5) unreleased; urgency=low
* Joona Kiiski found a problem in the Makefile, that might affect 
the proper building of the sources. This is fixed with the 
2010-07-05 - Oliver Korff <>
stockfish (1.8.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Upstream suggested to add a testrun to the buildprocess to ensure,
the binaries are fully functional.

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