sudoku - console based sudoku

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name sudoku
Package version 1.0.5
Package release 2build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 118 B
Download size 37.82 KB
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This sudoku puzzle generator/solver features:
* character based (curses) interface;
* cross-platform (Minix, Unix, Windows) with full source code (ANSI C);
* generates hints upon request;
* classification of board difficulty (very easy, easy, medium, hard or
* generation of new boards;
* easy entry of boards published in newspapers, Internet, ...;
* multiple output formats (text, csv, HTML, PostScript).


Package Version Architecture Repository
sudoku_1.0.5-2build1_i386.deb 1.0.5 i386 Ubuntu Universe
sudoku - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libncurses5 >= 6
libtinfo5 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package sudoku_1.0.5-2build1_amd64.deb
Source Package sudoku

Install Howto

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




2016-02-07 - Matthias Klose <>
sudoku (1.0.5-2build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
2015-04-27 - Peter Spiess-Knafl <>
sudoku (1.0.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable.
2015-04-19 - Peter Spiess-Knafl <>
sudoku (1.0.5-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 1.0.5
* remove upstream applied patches.
* removed debian/dirs (handled by upstream makefile).
* adapted debian/rules to new upstream makefile (PREFIX).
* debian/control: changed dependency to libncurses5-dev.
* debian/sudoku.desktop: fix missing ';'.
* updated upstream signing-key.asc
* removed debian/docs.
* added debian/clean to avoid override_dh_auto_clean.
* changed maintainer e-mail in debian/control.
2015-03-06 - Peter Spiess-Knafl <>
sudoku (1.0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream release.
* added desktop and debian-menu files (closes: #738036)
* patched manpage to describe activation of hint mechanism (closes: #778494)
* debian/control: new maintainer (closes: #774186)
* debian/control: bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
* debian/control: added VCS-* info.
* debian/control: added Homepage field.
* debian/control: Build-Depends on imagemagick for icon generation.
* debian/docs: added upstream README and CHANGES
* debian/copyright: changed to machine-readable copyright file.
* debian/compat: bumped to 9
* debian/watch: added watchfile and signing key.
* source format: changed to 3.0 (quilt)
2013-06-30 - Nicolas FRANCOIS (Nekral) <>
sudoku (1.0.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* sudoku.c: Report error whan no formatsare provided to -f
* debian/control: Update description: spell HTML in upper case and remove
etc redundant with ellipsis. Closes: #673692
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to No changes.
2012-05-19 - Nicolas FRANCOIS (Nekral) <>
sudoku (1.0.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/compat, debian/control: Use compatibility level 9.
* debian/rules: Use minimal dh Makefile
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3. No changes.
* debian/control: Remove dependency on cdbs.
* Makefile: Install in /usr per default.
* Makefile: Add LDFLAGS.
* sudoku.c: Added keystroke to redraw the board in case of screen corruption.
Closes: #673288
* debian/control: Fix PostScript spelling in description. Closes: #600011
2008-04-26 - Nicolas FRANCOIS (Nekral) <>
sudoku (1.0.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/copyright: Indicate that upstream homepage is no more available.
Closes: #470744
* Makefile, debian/dirs: Install the binary in /usr/games instead of
* debian/control: Do not mention the Homepage anymore.
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3. No changes.
2007-08-25 - Nicolas FRANCOIS (Nekral) <>
sudoku (1.0.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Makefile: Do not strip sudoku when it is installed. This fixes the
handling of the nostrip build option. Closes: #438072
2005-12-26 - Nicolas FRANCOIS (Nekral) <>
sudoku (1.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release Closes: #378167
* Fix the "save" command (accept \n as \r)
* rework the Makefile to support DESTDIR.
* Add a "restart" command to restore a blanked sudoku, with the original
digits ("clear" remove all the digits)
* Fix the "undo" command (the cursor was not going back to the changed
* change the location of the data files from /usr/lib to /usr/share (and fix
the Makefile and man page accordingly).
* Add a -c<class> option to specify the complexity of the generated board.
* Use the cbreak mode instead of raw mode to allow signals.
* Use minus signs instead of hyphens in the man page.
* Display the time spent for solving the puzzle.
* Avoid special keys to have be interpreted like another key (e.g. PAGE_UP
was 5 and PAGE_DOWN was 6).

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