pinfo - An alternative info-file viewer

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name pinfo
Package version 0.6.9
Package release 5.1build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 228 B
Download size 67.78 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_0.6.9-5.1build1_i386.deb 0.6.9 i386 Ubuntu Universe
pinfo - - -


Name Value
install-info -
libc6 >= 2.4
libncursesw5 >= 6
libreadline6 >= 6.0
libtinfo5 >= 6


Name Value
info-browser -


Type URL
Binary Package pinfo_0.6.9-5.1build1_amd64.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




2016-02-07 - Matthias Klose <>
pinfo (0.6.9-5.1build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
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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