tf5 - text-based MU* and chatserver client

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name tf5
Package version 5.0beta8
Package release 5build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.16 KB
Download size 346.66 KB
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TinyFugue is a text-based, line-based client designed for connecting to
most flavors of MU* servers (TinyMUSH, TinyMUX, LP, Diku, etc.) or any
telnet-based chatserver.  It includes support for 256-color terminals,
MCCP versions 1 and 2, a powerful trigger and scripting language, and
many other features.  Encryption of communications with SSL/TLS is
supported, but not validation of certificates.  Unicode is not currently
This package is the current development version of TinyFugue (major
version 5).  For the current stable version (major version 4), install
the "tf" package instead.


Package Version Architecture Repository
tf5_5.0beta8-5build1_amd64.deb 5.0beta8 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
tf5 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libgnutls-openssl27 >= 3.0-0
libpcre3 -
libtinfo5 >= 6
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package tf5_5.0beta8-5build1_i386.deb
Source Package tf5

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install tf5 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install tf5




2016-02-07 - Matthias Klose <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-5build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
2013-12-07 - Russ Allbery <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Change build dependency to libgnutls-openssl-dev to assist with a
GnuTLS transition.  (Closes: #731558)
* Update debhelper compatibility level to V9.
- Enable hardening flags, including bindnow and PIE.
* Update watch file based on a revision by Bart Martens to use the new
path to the SourceForge redirector.  Add some comments about choices
of mangling and file extension matching.
* Install upstream CREDITS in the package documentation directory.
* Update standards version to 3.9.5.
- Rewrite debian/copyright in copyright-format 1.0.
* Convert to Debian source package format 3.0 (quilt) with a single
merged Debian patch and use xz compression for the *.debian.tar.xz
* Add information about SSL/TLS and (lack of) Unicode support to the
package long description.
* Fix a spelling error in the man page caught by Lintian.
* Update Vcs-Git URL and add Vcs-Browser control field.
2009-08-24 - Russ Allbery <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Update debhelper compatibility level to V7.
- Use debhelper rule minimization with overrides.
- List extra files to remove in debian/clean.
- Install README via debian/docs instead of dh_installdocs argument.
- Add ${misc:Depends} dependency.
* Remove the tf5. prefix from packaging files.  We only generate one
binary package and will for the forseeable future, so no need for the
package prefix.
* Remove old conflict on the pre-alternatives version of tf, which was
older than what released with oldstable.
* Update standards version to 3.8.3 (no changes required).
2008-06-30 - Russ Allbery <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Build with SSL support using the GnuTLS OpenSSL compatibility layer.
(Linking against OpenSSL directly isn't allowed since TinyFugue is
under the GPL without an exception.)
* Remove all modified and created files in debian/rules clean.  The
upstream distclean wasn't comprehensive.
* Update standards version to 3.8.0 (no changes required).
2008-04-29 - Russ Allbery <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct the patch for format handling on 64-bit platforms.  Patch
from JP Sugarbroad.  (Closes: #478602)
2008-02-18 - Russ Allbery <>
tf5 (5.0beta8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.  (Closes: #465935)
* New upstream release.  (Closes: #457011)
- Incorporated all Debian bug fix patches except DESTDIR support.
* Apply bug fix from upstream tracker for format handling that mostly
affects 64-bit platforms.
* Revert several groff-specific modifications to the man page to keep it
closer to the upstream version.
* Overhaul the build system.
- Stop using CDBS and its patch system.  (Closes: #424205)
- Stop including detached debugging symbols.  Most packages don't do
this and I don't think it's worth the disk space.
- Pass configure the right options for cross builds.
* Change package section to net, matching the installation path, and
mention chatservers in the package description.
* Add a menu file.
* Add a watch file.
* Add Homepage and Vcs-Git control fields.
* Remove extraneous comments in postinst and prerm and run both in more
situations, not only configure and remove.
* Clean up build dependencies.
* Rewrite debian/copyright using my standard format and include
additional upstream credits and the PCRE license (included upstream
but not used for Debian builds).
* Update standards version to 3.7.3 (no changes required).
* Update debhelper compatibility level to V5 (no changes required).

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