bzflag - 3D first person tank battle game

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename bzflag_2.4.2+ds1-7_all.deb
Package name bzflag
Package version 2.4.2+ds1
Package release 7
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/games
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 28.36 KB
Installed size 73.00 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_2.4.2+ds1-7_all.deb 2.4.2+ds1 all Ubuntu Universe
bzflag - - -


Name Value
bzflag-client -
bzflag-server -


Type URL
Binary Package bzflag_2.4.2+ds1-7_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




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.
2013-06-05 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
bzflag (2.4.2+ds1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS on hurd-i386 (Closes: #710797):
+ I mistakenly thought that an undefined MAXHOSTNAMELEN was all that was
causing the FTBFS
+ Add a missing MAXHOSTNAMELEN definition, 03_maxhostnamelen.diff
+ Define the PATH_MAX when it isn't defined (e.g., on Hurd),
+ Add support for GNU Hurd to autotools files,
* Drop the spelling-error-in-binary teH/the lintian warning against bzfs in
bzflag-server; it's a lintian bug and only appears randomly
2013-06-03 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
bzflag (2.4.2+ds1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Various fixups against bzfs(6) and bzw(5) (LP: #1069537)
thanks to Bjarnig Ingi Gislason; 02_man_fixups.diff
* Fix FTBFS on GNU Hurd due to undefined MAXHOSTNAMELEN constant,
03_maxhostnamelen.diff (Closes: #710797)
* Add keywords to bzflag.desktop file, 04_desktop_file_keywords.diff
* Deduplicate Portuguese translation, fixes msgfmt errors;
* Added a gbp.conf to facilitate building with a repack branch
* Make VCS fields canonical
* Drop override against hardening-no-fortify-functions in;
the lintian warning has mysteriously disappeared
* Added lintian-override against mispelling 'teH'/'the' in bzfs

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