bzflag - 3D first person tank battle game

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename bzflag_2.4.8-1_all.deb
Package name bzflag
Package version 2.4.8
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category game::arcade games interface::3d interface::graphical junior::games-gl network::client role::program uitoolkit::ncurses uitoolkit::sdl use::gameplaying x11::application
License -
Maintainer Debian Games Team <>
Download size 54.11 KB
Installed size 74.00 KB
BZFlag is a 3D multi-player multiplatform tank battle game that allows users
to play against each other in a network environment. There are five teams:
red, green, blue, purple and rogue (rogue tanks are black). Destroying a
player on another team scores a win, while being destroyed or destroying a
teammate scores a loss. Rogues have no teammates (not even other rogues), so
they cannot shoot teammates and they do not have a team score.
There are two main styles of play: capture-the-flag and free-for-all. In
capture-the-flag, each team (except rogues) has a team base and each team with
at least one player has a team flag. The object is to capture an enemy team's
flag by bringing it to your team's base. This destroys every player on the
captured team, subtracts one from that team's score, and adds one to your
team's score. In free-for-all, there are no team flags or team bases. The
object is simply to get as high a score as possible.
This metapackage installs both the client and the server, as well as generic
documentation files concerning the bzflag community, contributing to bzflag,


Package Version Architecture Repository
bzflag_2.4.8-1_all.deb 2.4.8 all Debian Main
bzflag - - -


Name Value
bzflag-client -
bzflag-server -


Type URL
Binary Package bzflag_2.4.8-1_all.deb
Source Package bzflag

Install Howto

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




2016-12-04 - Markus Koschany <>
bzflag (2.4.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* New upstream version 2.4.8.
* Drop 06_PATH_MAX.diff. Apparently PATH_MAX is no longer used.
* Drop 04_desktop_file_keywords.diff. Fixed upstream.
* Switch to compat level 10.
* Make the build reproducible. Thanks to Reiner Herrmann for the report and
patch. (Closes: #845317)
2016-07-22 - Markus Koschany <>
bzflag (2.4.6-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
[ Alexandre Detiste ]
* add a manpage for bzfquery
* avoid shipping Makefiles in bzflag-data
* project has moved from SF to GitHub, update watch file
[ Markus Koschany ]
* Imported Upstream version 2.4.6. (Closes: #818080)
* Do not repack the upstream tarball anymore.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.8.
* Vcs-Git: Use https.
* debian/watch: Use version=4.
* Remove README.source. The upstream tarball is pristine now.
* Add get-orig-source target.
* Drop custom debian/gbp.conf file.
* Drop the following patches because these issues were fixed upstream.
- 01_repack_no_other.diff
- 02_man_fixups.diff
- 03_maxhostnamelen.diff
- 05_dedup_pt_translations.diff
- 07_hurd_autotools_support.diff
- 08_clang_FTBFS.patch
* Build-Depend on libcpputest-dev for testing purposes.
* debian/rules: Do not install the plugindocs because copyplugindocs does not
exist anymore.
* bzflag-server.manpages: Install bzfquery man page.
* Export DEB_LDFLAGS_MAINT_APPEND = -Wl,--as-needed to avoid useless
* Add bzflag-client.lintian-overrides to silence duplicate word warnings
that are unwarranted.
* Update debian/copyright to copyright format 1.0. Update license information
for new release.
* Add override for dh_clean and ensure that the game can be built twice in a
2015-12-14 - Markus Koschany <>
bzflag (2.4.2+ds1-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* bzflag-data: Fix typo in short description.
* Remove Environment and EnvironmentFile lines from service file. The server
is enabled by default but it will not advertise itself. This behavior can
be overridden by creating a custom service file in /etc/systemd/system.
These changes are now documented in README.Debian. The server will also be
restarted on-failure. (Closes: #807911)
* debian/rules: export CCACHE_DIR=$(CURDIR)/ccache to prevent a FTBFS due to
a nonexistent home directory.
2015-11-01 - Markus Koschany <>
bzflag (2.4.2+ds1-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.6.
* Vcs-Browser: Switch to cgit and use https.
* Fix typos in package description.
Thanks to Pascal De Vuyst for the report. (Closes: #745296)
* Add 09_update_portuguese_translation.patch.
Thanks to Américo Monteiro for the report and patch. (Closes: #756270)
* Add 08_clang_FTBFS.patch and fix build errors when compiling with clang.
Thanks to Alexander for the report and patch. (Closes: #753262)
* Fix Lintian error description-is-pkg-name.
* Install as /usr/games/bzfquery.
Thanks to Josh Triplett for the report. (Closes: #728167)
* Add systemd service files and support systemd.
Thanks to Alexandre for the report and patch. (Closes: #763036)
* Build --with systemd and build-depend on dh-systemd.
2013-09-17 - Markus Koschany <>
bzflag (2.4.2+ds1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Change Breaks and Replaces relation of bzflag-client to bzflag-data (<<
2.4.0) because the desktop file has been moved from the bzflag-data to the
bzflag-client package. Also tighten the dependency on bzflag-data. This
prevents bzflag-client from failing to upgrade from wheezy to testing.
Thanks Andreas Beckmann for the report. (Closes: #718009)
* Remove lintian-override for missing menu icon. The warning is justified.
* Point to the correct location of bzflag-32x32.xpm in the menu file.
* debian/rules: Build with --parallel.

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