crafty - state-of-the-art chess engine, compatible with xboard

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Nonfree i386
Package filename crafty_23.4-6+deb8u1_i386.deb
Package name crafty
Package version 23.4
Package release 6+deb8u1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category game::board game::board:chess implemented-in::c interface::text-mode non-free/games role::program use::gameplaying
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Oliver Korff <>
Download size 369.54 KB
Installed size 1.23 MB
Crafty is the strong chess program played on ICC. It uses all of the
search algorithms you have probably read about and performs better
than gnu-chess in most positions. It has a reasonable set of features to use,
and offers a great starting point to try your own new search extensions.


Package Version Architecture Repository
crafty_23.4-6+deb8u1_amd64.deb 23.4 amd64 Debian Nonfree
crafty - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libstdc++6 >= 4.1.1


Type URL
Binary Package crafty_23.4-6+deb8u1_i386.deb
Source Package crafty

Install Howto

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




2017-01-28 - Santiago Vila <>
crafty (23.4-6+deb8u1) jessie; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Do not generate CPU specific code. Should fix "Illegal instruction" on
some Pentium 4 CPUs. Closes: #850979.
2011-10-13 - Oliver Korff <>
crafty (23.4-6) unstable; urgency=low
*  Ubuntus oneiric build faild, because with linking the order of 
options matters. Oneiric uses ld-as-needed. Applied patch from
Daniel T Chen <>, thanks. (Closes: #641383)
2011-05-23 - Oliver Korff <>
crafty (23.4-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Added a build dependency on kfreebsd-amd64 on libnuma-dev. Now FTBFS 
should be solved there.
* Update to Standards-Version: 3.9.2 No changes.
2011-04-06 - Oliver Korff <>
crafty (23.4-4) unstable; urgency=low
* The changes for 23.4-3 were highly supported by Mike Rohleder
<> this had to be clarified. Thanks!
* Stripped README.Debian a bit and deleted deprecated entries 
of the previous maintainer, Eric Van Buggenhaut 
<> (Closes: #621051)
* The setgid r/w files in /var/lib/crafty have not been tolerable 
and are not necessary, if crafty is used in a $HOME/.crafty 
setup. This is ATM supported by executing the 
from /usr/share/doc/crafty. Removed documetation of the old 
setup README.Debian. (Closes: #621052)
2011-04-04 - Oliver Korff <>
crafty (23.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Small changes to annotata.c make the annotation with .png graphics 
possible. This will be useful with the crafty-bitmaps package. And 
later close the related bug, if the crafty-bitmaps package hit the 
contrib repository.
* Displaying crafty.hlp by crafty could not bedone, dh_compress 
compresses it. So crafty.hlp is now excluded.
2011-02-28 - Oliver Korff <>
crafty (23.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to the version from experimental. Upload to experimental was only done, 
not to mix up anything with the release and to test the build on architectures.
2011-01-12 - Oliver Korff <>
crafty (23.4-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New Upstream Version 
* Repack of the source, to remove binary content. 
* Upload to experimental, to test the build of the different architectures.
* Switch to Quilt and Source format 3.0. Moved all build intelligence to 
the new debian rules.
* Because of architecture dependent building issues this upload is done to 
experimental. The correct built on amd64 was tested on pergolesi, the other 
systems have to be reconsidered, if the buildds show problems. 
2010-08-19 - Oliver Korff <>
crafty (23.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream Version 
* Because crafty as non-free software is now built by the buildds 
architecture dependent building issues were encountered. They result 
from the optimizing code inside of crafty. The solution is to include 
the optimizing only there, where it is working. So there are now more 
architecture dependent targets in the debian rules file. 
(Closes: #593111)
* Update to Standards Version: 3.9.1
2010-03-06 - Oliver Korff <>
crafty (23.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream Version
* The 01-Makefile patch had to be recreated, because of too many 
changes by upstream. The linux-generic target has been added for 
building on other architectures. It has been tested in general 
at i386.
* There was a -pg profiling switch in the linux target in 
the Makefile, this was corrected.
* Corrected a small spelling error in the binary.

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