suck - small newsfeed from an NNTP server with standard NNTP commands

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name suck
Package version 4.3.2
Package release 11
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 433 B
Download size 163.95 KB
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This package contains software for copying news from an NNTP server to your
local machine, and copying replies back up to an NNTP server.
The suck/rpost combination allows you to run your own INN/CNEWS site,
controlling where you get your news, and where you post outgoing articles.
Suck/rpost use only standard NNTP commands that are used by your favorite
news reader (like tin, knews, trn) such as POST and ARTICLE. If you can
use tin or knews against an NNTP site, than you can use Suck/Rpost and have
multiple site feeds.
NOTE: Suck will not work with obsolete NNTP servers that can't handle the
xhdr command.


Package Version Architecture Repository
suck_4.3.2-11_amd64.deb 4.3.2 amd64 Debian Main
suck - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.7
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.0


Type URL
Binary Package suck_4.3.2-11_i386.deb
Source Package suck

Install Howto

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




2012-06-24 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for IPv6 (Thanks to Thomas Rachel for the patch).
* Move to debhelper 9 for hardening flags.
2011-12-07 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Add a su directive in the logrotate file (Closes: #651272)
2011-03-18 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-9) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/copyright remove references to as this domain name
has nothing to do with suck (Closes: #617597).
2011-02-18 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed deprecated -H{C,I,O} options (Closes: #612258).
2010-11-29 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control add quilt in Build-depedns. New patch 01_rpost-ssl to add
ssl support to rpost (Closes: #501343).
* Added libperl-dev in Build-depends.
* Fix typo in get-news rpostopts --> rpostoptions (Closes: #605272).
* Fix read file configuration with number (Closes: #410372).
2008-10-26 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-6) testing-proposed-updates; urgency=low
* Upload to testing-proposed-updates because this package has been removed
in march before my ITA. Now the package is clean.
2008-08-16 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #494620)
* Quote CFLAGS in make call (Closes: #476056)
* Remove libperl-dev from Build-Depends because the configure script
doesn't find libperl. This better than enabling libperl because for now
suck is working (Closes: #463152)
* Call perl with -w in get-news (Closes: #460608)
* debian/NEWS.Debian rename file in NEWS and fix bad date format.
* Moves to Policy 3.8.0
o Removed debian/conffiles
2006-05-13 - Blars Blarson <>
suck (4.3.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* fix rpostoptions in get-news (Closes: #363321)
* fix return-code checking with inn in get-news (Closes: #312375)
* fix a vs an in package description (Closes: #300064)
* standards version 3.7.2
* remove unused templates (Closes: #286065)
2004-08-09 - Blars Blarson <>
suck (4.3.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* fix userid bug in getnews (Closes: #264177)
* remove obsolete debconf templates (Closes: #234763)
* build-conflict libsocksd-dev
2003-10-26 - Blars Blarson <>
suck (4.3.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix path of innctl in get-news so posting works properly from inn
* Patches from upstream development
- better handle no such article errors (Closes: #197781)

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