slrn - threaded text-mode news reader

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name slrn
Package version 1.0.2
Package release 4build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.77 KB
Download size 483.84 KB
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Slrn is a threaded news reader with color support that is designed to
read news fast over slow links.
Slrn can read usenet news via NNTP or directly from a local news spool.
Slrn can be heavily customized from its rc file, and even includes a
built in macro language. There is also support for killfiles and
article scoring.


Package Version Architecture Repository
slrn_1.0.2-4build1_amd64.deb 1.0.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
slrn - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.15
libcanlock2 >= 2b
libgnutls-openssl27 >= 3.0-0
libgnutls30 >= 3.4.0
libslang2 >= 2.2.4
libuu0 -


Name Value
news-reader -


Type URL
Binary Package slrn_1.0.2-4build1_i386.deb
Source Package slrn

Install Howto

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




2016-02-17 - Matthias Klose <>
slrn (1.0.2-4build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for gnutls transition.
2016-01-07 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.2-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Don't link with -ltermcap, thanks to Sven Joachim for the patch
(Closes: #804084)
2015-09-07 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.2-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Make the build reproducible, thanks to Dmitry Bogatov for the
report (Closes: #798269)
2014-10-14 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update watch file and add key for PGP validation, thanks Gregor!
(Closes: #763121)
* Update standards version
2014-09-25 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release, most of the patches have been merged upstream,
thanks John! 
- These patches have consequently been dropped:, cleanscore-prototypes.patch, 
raise-query-cutoff.patch, fix-tls-log.patch, document-regexp.patch
support-cppflags.patch, less-gnutls-linkage.patch
- Now supports MIME processing (Closes: #372209)
- Strip \001 highlight characters from messages written to the 
terminal when not in fullscreen mode  (Closes: #631021)
- Handle SIGQUIT (Closes: #673529)	
2014-08-29 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.1-11) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update config.[guess|sub] to support ppc64el, thanks Frederic
(Closes: #757362)
2014-01-17 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.1-10) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add patch to support CPPFLAGS
* Document S-Lang regexp shortcomings (Closes: #629535)
2014-01-09 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.1-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* Copy with the base-passwd behaviour of not having a shell for
the news system user, thanks Colin (Closes: #734722)
2014-01-01 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.1-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to a minimal rules file based on dh
2013-12-23 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.1-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Switch to a minimal rules filed based on dh
- Remove hardening-wrapper

See Also

Package Description
slrnface_2.1.1-7_i386.deb shows X-Faces from a newsposting on an X11 terminal emulator
slrnpull_1.0.2-4build1_i386.deb pulls a small newsfeed from an NNTP server
slsh_2.3.0-2ubuntu1_i386.deb Interpreter for S-Lang language
slt_0.0.git20140301-1_i386.deb TLS reverse-proxy with SNI multiplexing (TLS virtual hosts)
sludge-compiler_2.2.1-1build2_i386.deb Compiler for SLUDGE adventure games
sludge-devkit_2.2.1-1build2_i386.deb Development tools for creating SLUDGE adventure games
sludge-doc_2.2.1-1build2_all.deb Documentation for SLUDGE
sludge-engine_2.2.1-1build2_i386.deb Runtime engine for playing SLUDGE adventure games
slugimage_0.1+20160202.fe8b64a-1_all.deb NSLU2 firmware image manipulation utility
sluice_0.02.02-1_i386.deb rate limiting data piping tool
slurm-client-emulator_15.08.7-1build1_i386.deb SLURM client side commands for the emulator
slurm-client_15.08.7-1build1_i386.deb SLURM client side commands
slurm-drmaa-dev_1.0.7-1build3_i386.deb PSNC DRMAA for SLURM - devel
slurm-drmaa1_1.0.7-1build3_i386.deb PSNC DRMAA for SLURM - runtime
slurm-llnl-slurmdbd_15.08.7-1build1_all.deb transitional dummy package for slurmdbd