inform - story file compiler for the Inform interactive fiction language (v6)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Nonfree amd64
Package filename inform_6.31.1+dfsg-1.1_amd64.deb
Package name inform
Package version 6.31.1+dfsg
Package release 1.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category devel::TODO devel::compiler game::adventure implemented-in::c non-free/devel role::program use::gameplaying
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Jan Christoph Nordholz <>
Download size 518.19 KB
Installed size 1.21 MB
Inform is an object-oriented language for text adventure games which
are commonly known as "interactive fiction". The story files are
compiled into a special form of bytecode (Z-code) which can then
be run by Z-code interpreters that exist for a multitude of
operating systems.
This package contains:
* the Inform compiler
* the Inform standard library
* several user-supplied extensions and modules


Package Version Architecture Repository
inform_6.31.1+dfsg-1.1_i386.deb 6.31.1+dfsg i386 Debian Nonfree
inform - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3


Type URL
Binary Package inform_6.31.1+dfsg-1.1_amd64.deb
Source Package inform

Install Howto

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




2012-11-12 - Michael Gilbert <>
inform (6.31.1+dfsg-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Remove calls to update-alternatives (closes: #620866).
2008-05-26 - Jan Christoph Nordholz <>
inform (6.31.1+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove a considerable number of files from the package
due to unacceptable licensing terms.
* Repair library symlinks.
2008-05-01 - Jan Christoph Nordholz <>
inform (6.31.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* At long last, adopt the package. Closes: #454258.
* Redo package from scratch. This package shall at least
survive the Lenny release, so this closes: #446664.
* New upstream version. Closes: #385718.
* Include latest Designer's Manual. Closes: #131968.
* Package is now policy-compliant with version 3.7.3.
* Bump debhelper level to 6.
* Obtain recent config.{sub,guess} at build time.
* Write a fully-fledged manpage.
* Add XS-Autobuild to control file.
2007-02-16 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
inform (6.30-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload with maintainer consent.
* Finish /usr/doc transition (Closes: #406985).
* Test -x for update-menus (RC bug, closes: #289739).
* Don't install Makefile under /usr/share/info (Closes: #326991).
* Let inform suggest inform-docs.
* Fixed the following Lintian problems:
menu-file-in-usr-lib, symlink-should-be-relative,
manpage-has-errors-from-man, configure-generated-file-in-source,
diff-contains-substvars, outdated-autotools-helper-file
2006-08-25 - Mark Baker <>
inform (6.30-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Install include files (Closes: 381249)
* Other minor build/install changes
* Don't install emacs mode under /usr/doc; anyone who wants it should
install the inform-mode package
2004-03-29 - Mark Baker <>
inform (6.30-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #235665)
* This fixes problem building with recent versions of gcc (Closes: #235799)
* debian/doc.postinst etc: don't run update-menus unless it's installed
* debian/install.1: whatis should parse it OK now (Closes: #238018)
2002-10-27 - Robert Bihlmeyer <>
inform (6.21-2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* doc.postinst: Only call update-menus if it exists (closes: #126372).
2001-11-10 - Adrian Bunk <>
inform (6.21-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Added build dependencies. (closes: #110382)
2001-04-27 - Mark Baker <>
inform (6.21-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: lower case symlinks to library files. Unfortunately,
many inform users use it on other platforms that aren't
case-sensitive, so include the library files in all lower case; this
gives problems in unix as the real names are capitalised (Closes: #51149)
* debian/rules and others: move docs into /usr/share/doc (Closes:
#91505, #91181, #82408, #82409, #91493) 
1999-07-05 - Mark Baker <>
inform (6.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* New upstream libraries version 6/9 (#21494)
* New upstream info documentation, with answers 35-58 OK (#21495)

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