suck - small newsfeed from an NNTP server with standard NNTP commands

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name suck
Package version 4.3.2
Package release 15
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 448 B
Download size 123.84 KB
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This package contains software for copying news from an NNTP server to your
local machine, and copying replies back up to an NNTP server.
The suck/rpost combination allows you to run your own INN/CNEWS site,
controlling where you get your news, and where you post outgoing articles.
Suck/rpost use only standard NNTP commands that are used by your favorite
news reader (like tin, knews, trn) such as POST and ARTICLE. If you can
use tin or knews against an NNTP site, than you can use Suck/Rpost and have
multiple site feeds.
NOTE: Suck will not work with obsolete NNTP servers that can't handle the
xhdr command.


Package Version Architecture Repository
suck_4.3.2-15_amd64.deb 4.3.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
suck - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.15
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.0


Type URL
Binary Package suck_4.3.2-15_i386.deb
Source Package suck

Install Howto

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




2015-05-11 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-15) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix bashism in  (Closes: #772373)
2014-08-17 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-14) unstable; urgency=medium
* Rebuild against inn2 2.5.4 to remove warning in log file
(Closes: #758428)
2013-06-13 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-13) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't call dh with '--with quilt' and remove quilt from Build-Depends.
2013-05-26 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Restore a lost patch 04_suck_confif to fix various paths
(Closes: #704920).
2012-06-24 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for IPv6 (Thanks to Thomas Rachel for the patch).
* Move to debhelper 9 for hardening flags.
2011-12-07 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Add a su directive in the logrotate file (Closes: #651272)
2011-03-18 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-9) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/copyright remove references to as this domain name
has nothing to do with suck (Closes: #617597).
2011-02-18 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed deprecated -H{C,I,O} options (Closes: #612258).
2010-11-29 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control add quilt in Build-Depends. New patch 01_rpost-ssl to add
ssl support to rpost (Closes: #501343).
* Added libperl-dev in Build-depends.
* Fix typo in get-news rpostopts --> rpostoptions (Closes: #605272).
* Fix read file configuration with number (Closes: #410372).
2008-10-26 - Christian Marillat <>
suck (4.3.2-6) testing-proposed-updates; urgency=low
* Upload to testing-proposed-updates because this package has been removed
in march before my ITA. Now the package is clean.

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