tightvncserver - virtual network computing server software

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name tightvncserver
Package version 1.3.9
Package release 6.4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.61 KB
Download size 798.00 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote
display system which allows you to view a computing `desktop' environment
not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the
Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.
This package provides a server to which X clients can connect and the
server generates a display that can be viewed with a vncviewer.
The difference between the tightvncserver and the normal vncserver is the
data encoding, optimized for low bandwidth connections. If the client do not
support jpeg or zlib encoding it can use the default one. Later versions of
vncserver (> 3.3.3r2) support a new automatic encoding that should be equally
good as the tightvnc encoding.
Note: This server does not support or need a display. You need a vncviewer to
see something. However, this viewer may also be on a computer running other
operating systems in the local net.


Package Version Architecture Repository
tightvncserver_1.3.9-6.4_amd64.deb 1.3.9 amd64 Debian Main
tightvncserver - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3
libjpeg8 >= 8c
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -
perl -
x11-common -
x11-utils -
xauth -
xserver-common -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
vnc-server -
xserver -


Type URL
Binary Package tightvncserver_1.3.9-6.4_i386.deb
Source Package tightvnc

Install Howto

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




2012-06-07 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
tightvnc (1.3.9-6.4) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/control: update Build-Depends:
- libjpeg62-dev -> libjpeg-dev transition (Closes: #644967)
* debian/rules:
- do not add useless config.sub/config.guess
- remove generated makefiles
- Fix FTBFS due to broken dpkg.  (Closes: #642768)
- remove useless patch debian-changes-1.3.9-6.2
2012-03-21 - Mònica Ramírez Arceda <monica@probeta.net>
tightvnc (1.3.9-6.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add Makefile and Xvnc/Makefile to dh_clean parameters. (Closes: #663566)
2011-03-11 - Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <iwamatsu@debian.org>
tightvnc (1.3.9-6.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add support Renesas SH (Closes: #582340).
2010-05-13 - Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
tightvnc (1.3.9-6.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
- Update to packaging format "3.0 (quilt)".
* debian/compat
- Update to 7.
* debian/control
- (Build-Depends): Update xutils to xutils-dev (important;
Closes: #575865). Update to debhelper 7.1. Remove obsolete x-dev.
- (Depends): Add ${misc:Depends}.
- (Homepage): New field.
- (Standards-Version): Update to 3.8.4.
- (tightvncserver::Depends): Replace obsolete xbase-clients with
x11-utils and xauth. The needed binaries xdpyinfo and xauth
are used in Perl program /usr/bin/tightvncserver.
* debian/copyright
- Point to GPL-2.
* debian/patches
- (10, 20): Add new patches.
- (30): Convert original MIPS patch to apply to current sources.
- (tightvnc-ftbfs-mips.patch): Removed. See 30.
* debian/*.{postrm,prerm}
- Add "set -e".
- Fix Lintian maintainer-script-without-set-e.
* debian/rules
- (CC): Add. Export variable for xmkmf(1).
- (DH_COMPAT): Delete; use debian/compat.
- (install): Correct tightvncpasswd.1x to tightvncpasswd.1.
- (binary-arch): Remove empty directories.
* debian/source/format
- New file.
* debian/watch
- New file.
* debian/tightvncserver.doc-base
- New file.
* debian/xtightvncviewer.menu
- (section): Update obsolete Apps/Net to
2009-11-19 - Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org>
tightvnc (1.3.9-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Applied patch for sparc that solves the problem that everything is
mirrored on sparc. Thanks to Raúl Porcel <armin76@gentoo.org> for
pointing out that this patch needs to be re-added.
* Applied patch for GNU/kFreeBSD to fix socket handling problem.
Closes: #500414. Thanks to "Diego Ongaro" <ongardie@gmail.com> for the
* Updated to use x11proto-dev instead of x-dev as build dependency.
Closes: #515397.
* Changed log directory from /usr/adm to /var/log. Closes: #500877.
2009-10-07 - Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org>
tightvnc (1.3.9-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix for the default xstartup to make gnome work. Closes: #476727.
2008-06-04 - Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org>
tightvnc (1.3.9-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated man path in build system.
* Merged some code from 1.2.9 version in order to build properly on IA64.
Closes: #483094. This changes some other minors things and also help build
on Mipsel and hppa architecture.
2008-05-17 - Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org>
tightvnc (1.3.9-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Applied patch from Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de> to make it build
fine on mips and mipsel architecture, closes: #481444.
2008-05-15 - Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org>
tightvnc (1.3.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Now ships Vncviewer resources file, closes: #481274. Thanks to Ian
Wienand <ianw@ieee.org> for the patch.

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