tf5 - text-based MU* and chatserver client

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name tf5
Package version 5.0beta8
Package release 4+b1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.28 KB
Download size 414.76 KB
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TinyFugue is a text-based, line-based client designed for connecting to
most flavors of MU* servers (TinyMUSH, TinyMUX, LP, Diku, etc.) or any
telnet-based chatserver.  It includes support for 256-color terminals,
MCCP versions 1 and 2, a powerful trigger and scripting language, and
many other features.
This package is the current development version of TinyFugue (major
version 5).  For the current stable version (major version 4), install
the "tf" package instead.


Package Version Architecture Repository
tf5_5.0beta8-4+b1_amd64.deb 5.0beta8 amd64 Debian Main
tf5 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libgnutls-openssl27 -
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libpcre3 >= 8.10
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package tf5_5.0beta8-4+b1_i386.deb
Source Package tf5

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install tf5 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install tf5




2009-08-24 - Russ Allbery <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Update debhelper compatibility level to V7.
- Use debhelper rule minimization with overrides.
- List extra files to remove in debian/clean.
- Install README via debian/docs instead of dh_installdocs argument.
- Add ${misc:Depends} dependency.
* Remove the tf5. prefix from packaging files.  We only generate one
binary package and will for the forseeable future, so no need for the
package prefix.
* Remove old conflict on the pre-alternatives version of tf, which was
older than what released with oldstable.
* Update standards version to 3.8.3 (no changes required).
2008-06-30 - Russ Allbery <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Build with SSL support using the GnuTLS OpenSSL compatibility layer.
(Linking against OpenSSL directly isn't allowed since TinyFugue is
under the GPL without an exception.)
* Remove all modified and created files in debian/rules clean.  The
upstream distclean wasn't comprehensive.
* Update standards version to 3.8.0 (no changes required).
2008-04-29 - Russ Allbery <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct the patch for format handling on 64-bit platforms.  Patch
from JP Sugarbroad.  (Closes: #478602)
2008-02-18 - Russ Allbery <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.  (Closes: #465935)
* New upstream release.  (Closes: #457011)
- Incorporated all Debian bug fix patches except DESTDIR support.
* Apply bug fix from upstream tracker for format handling that mostly
affects 64-bit platforms.
* Revert several groff-specific modifications to the man page to keep it
closer to the upstream version.
* Overhaul the build system.
- Stop using CDBS and its patch system.  (Closes: #424205)
- Stop including detached debugging symbols.  Most packages don't do
this and I don't think it's worth the disk space.
- Pass configure the right options for cross builds.
* Change package section to net, matching the installation path, and
mention chatservers in the package description.
* Add a menu file.
* Add a watch file.
* Add Homepage and Vcs-Git control fields.
* Remove extraneous comments in postinst and prerm and run both in more
situations, not only configure and remove.
* Clean up build dependencies.
* Rewrite debian/copyright using my standard format and include
additional upstream credits and the PCRE license (included upstream
but not used for Debian builds).
* Update standards version to 3.7.3 (no changes required).
* Update debhelper compatibility level to V5 (no changes required).
2005-10-17 - Joel Aelwyn <>
tf5 (5.0beta7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Tell dh_strip to preserve debugging symbols stripped from the
executable image so that they can be used via GDB's readlink
mechanism (and, of course, ship them).
* Added patch 002_strstr_needle_in_haystack, which fixes the 'calling
replace with an empty match pattern causes an infinite loop'
* Cleaned up manpage to comply with modern (Unicode-aware) groff
2005-09-20 - Joel Aelwyn <>
tf5 (5.0beta7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- Build with the system PCRE library now that doing so is supported.
- Updated patches (several no longer needed, the rest all required
significant modifications).
- Update description to mention (the new) 256-color terminal support.
- Upstream removed the manpage; import a copy of the last known state
from version 5.0b6, rather than have Yet Another Manpage-less Program
in Debian.
* Updated to Standards-Version (no changes)
* Incorporate a fix for the /fg command on 64-bit systems by Zephaniah
E. Hull (Closes: #327448)

See Also

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