searchandrescue - fly aircraft to search (for) and rescue people in distress

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: searchandrescue
Package version: 1.5.0
Package release: 2
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 1.03 KB
Download size: 327.74 KB
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Tired of scores indicating things destroyed or lives snuffed? Try something different -- fly a helicopter around and rescue people in distress. If you were in trouble wouldn't you want someone to rescue you? This game is intended for players of all audiences, but especially for mature players who want to get away from the violence and still retain a level of precise challenge. Flight difficulty can be lowered for beginners (regardless of mission type), and graphics minimized to suit slower computers (minimum Pentium 166 with no graphics acceleration).



  • sar


  • sar


    Source package: searchandrescue

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/games/SearchAndRescue
    • /usr/share/applications/SearchAndRescue.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/searchandrescue/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/searchandrescue/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/searchandrescue/copyright
    • /usr/share/lintian/overrides/searchandrescue
    • /usr/share/menu/searchandrescue


    2014-10-18 - Phil Brooke <> searchandrescue (1.5.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium * Bump standards-version to 3.9.6. * Update platforms.ini: * aarch64-linux-gnu, from Adam Conrad, (closes: #728416). * powerpc64le-linux-gnu, from Breno Leitao, (closes: #756516). * mips64el-linux-gnuabi64 and mips64-linux-gnuabi64, from YunQiang Su (closes: 756586). Thanks to all three contributors. * Desktop integration of games (closes: #738026): * Correct .desktop file. * Add icons for desktop. * Add override of source-is-missing for pconf/pconf. Sources are in pconf/.

    2013-10-31 - Phil Brooke <> searchandrescue (1.5.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Bump standards-version to 3.9.4. * Hardening flags: added to debian/rules and sar/makefile_append.ini.

    2012-06-11 - Phil Brooke <> searchandrescue (1.4.0-2) unstable; urgency=low * Acknowledge NMU 1.4.0-1.1 -- thanks. * Bump standards-version to 3.9.3. * Fix too-large pixmap icon, override with debian/SearchAndRescue.xpm.

    2012-06-06 - gregor herrmann <> searchandrescue (1.4.0-1.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Fix "FTBFS in sid: install: cannot stat `SearchAndRescue': No such file or directory": fix build* target dependencies in debian/rules. (Closes: #673864)

    2011-12-07 - Phil Brooke <> searchandrescue (1.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release (closes: #636561).

    2011-07-01 - Phil Brooke <> searchandrescue (1.3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. Bumped dependency on searchandrescue-data, too. (Closes: #598242.) * binutils-gold/--no-add-needed FTBFS appears to be fixed by SDL symlinking libsdl. Checked with/without bintuils-gold, with/without -Wl,--no-add-needed on i386 and amd64. (Closes: #615773.) * Added some additional (verbose) debugging code for pconf. * Added --ignore-environments to configure command, because dpkg-buildflags seems to confuse it. Needs a better long-term fix. * Removed Debian-specific (redundant) joystick patches. * Removed broken watch file. * Manual page now in common package. Added override to binary package. * Bumped standards-version to 3.9.2. * Add build-arch and build-indep targets.

    2010-06-22 - Phil Brooke <> searchandrescue (1.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * New upstream. * Added homepage to control. * Added debian/source/format of 1.0. * Replaced dh_clean -k with dh_prep and bump compat to 7. * Upstream has added SDL sound support. Adding new build-depends. Added #define in sound.h to force SDL sound. * Added Jesse Smith's name to copyright file. * Added simple patch to use joystick via SDL if available. (Patch sent to upstream for inclusion.) Added comment in README.

    2010-02-08 - Phil Brooke <> searchandrescue (0.8.2-11) unstable; urgency=low * Bump standards version to 3.8.4. * Add ${misc:Depends} to Depends. * Bump debian/compat to 6 (remove from rules) and build-depends on debhelper. * Homepage has gone away, remove from control file. * Removed libjsw-dev dependency (removed due to GTK1.2 removal). * Add comment to README.Debian about flight controls and update control description. * Add (parts of) patch from Scott Kitterman and Stefan Potyra -- thank you. (Closes: #546399.) * Add missing #include <stdio.h> in sar/gctl.c for gcc 4.4 compatibility. * Remove deprecated dh_desktop calls from debian/rules. * sar/string.cpp, include/string.h: Disable strcasestr if _GNU_SOURCE is defined (for gcc 4.4 compatibility), as this function is already part of (e)glibc as a _GNU_SOURCE extension.

    2008-07-18 - Phil Brooke <> searchandrescue (0.8.2-10) unstable; urgency=low * Add desktop file (closes: 476962). * Remove old x-dev and libglu1 build-dependencies, added libglu1-mesa-dev. * Bump standards-version to 3.8.0.