pinfo - An alternative info-file viewer

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name pinfo
Package version 0.6.9
Package release 5.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 327 B
Download size 89.14 KB
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pinfo is an viewer for Info documents, which is based on ncurses.
The key-commands are in the style of lynx.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pinfo_0.6.9-5.1_amd64.deb 0.6.9 amd64 Debian Main
pinfo - - -


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install-info -
libc6 >= 2.3.4
libncursesw5 >= 5.6+20070908
libreadline6 >= 6.0
libtinfo5 -


Name Value
info-browser -


Type URL
Binary Package pinfo_0.6.9-5.1_i386.deb
Source Package pinfo

Install Howto

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




2011-12-13 - Steve McIntyre <>
pinfo (0.6.9-5.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Add a path to term.h for libncursesw5. Closes: #646486
* Fix link order to list libraries after the objects that require them.
Patch from Colin Watson <> Closes: #641287
* Add build-arch and build-indep targets to debian/rules, just calling
"build" for now.
2009-10-16 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
pinfo (0.6.9-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Build-dep on libreadline-dev instead of libreadline5-dev
* Copy in a fresh config.{sub.guess} at build time
(closes: #535727)
* Add ${misc:Depends} in the dependencies
* Bump standards-version to 3.8.3 (no changes required)
2009-07-03 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
pinfo (0.6.9-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowlegde NMU upload (thanks Norbert!)
* Move to standards-version 3.8.2
- Add Homepage field to control file
* Change Suggests on cupsys-bsd to cups-bsd
* Move pinfo from the "Apps/Text" menu to "Help"
* By default, don't clear the screen on exit (Thanks to Justin Pryzby)
(Closes: #358996) [01_pinforc.dpatch]
* Also build-depend on install-info
* Make sure /usr/share/info/dir(.gz)? isn't shipped in the package
(Closes: #535322)
2009-06-21 - Norbert Preining <>
pinfo (0.6.9-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* add dependency on install-info (Closes: #532591)
2008-06-04 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
pinfo (0.6.9-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix bashism in debian/rules
(Closes: #484430)
* Fix a crash caused by closing a file that wasn't open
(Closes: #362183)
* Fix typos and grammar in docs
(Closes: #431707)
2006-03-16 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
pinfo (0.6.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix building of man page and info file
* Added watch file
* Clean up debian/rules
* Clean up the maintainer scripts
2006-03-16 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
pinfo (0.6.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- use newer autoconf/automake tools (closes: #316286)
- fixed patch searching issues (closes: #181907, #299891)
- fixed segfault for info pages containing \0's (closes: #218939)
- updated and added translations 
(closes: #332792, #313928, #332241, #348129)
- nodes containing a "." are now correctly found 
(closes: #235134, #264270)
- non-ASCII and widechar man pages are displayed correctly 
(closes: #262128)
- improved the history behavior of the search input line
- broken tag tables are now automatically fixed
- fix segfault when a broken regexp is entered (closes: #222650)
- fixed a number of segfaults caused by using uninitialized pointers and
off-by-1 errors
- fixed heap corruption caused by non-ascii chars in info pages
- fixed text display on narrow terminals (closes: #288877, #320866)
- fixed highlighting of searches
- use default terminal colors. Thanks to Rob Funk for a patch. 
(closes: #138645)
- use libreadline by default;  readline version 5 is now required.
- better cooperation between ncurses and readline (closes: #222651)
- fixed some memory leaks
- got rid of tempnam() calls
- fixed -Wall and -Wshadow compiler warnings
- use utf8 in documentation files; fix typoes (closes: #337185)
* Revamped debian/rules and archive layout
* Added build-dependencies on debhelper, dpatch, bzip2, libreadline5-dev, 
* Fixed FSF address in copyright file
* Bumped debhelper compatibility level to 5
* Use sensible-browser instead of lynx in default pinforc and adapt Suggests
accordingly; add Suggests on cupsys-bsd|lprng|lpr for the lpr command
2005-05-09 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
pinfo (0.6.8-6) unstable; urgency=high
* Added build-dependency on texinfo (closes: #290618, #296459)
* Removed some leftover autogenerated files from the diff

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