slrn - threaded text-mode news reader

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name slrn
Package version 1.0.3+dfsg
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.83 KB
Download size 499.86 KB
Official Mirror
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_1.0.3+dfsg-2_amd64.deb 1.0.3+dfsg amd64 Ubuntu Universe
slrn - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.15
libcanlock3 >= 2b
libgnutls-openssl27 >= 3.0-0
libgnutls30 >= 3.5.0
libslang2 >= 2.2.4
libuu0 -


Name Value
news-reader -


Type URL
Binary Package slrn_1.0.3+dfsg-2_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




2018-07-28 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.3+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Transition to libcanlock3
2017-05-05 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.3+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Strip non-free vms.c from the tarball (only needed for builds
on VMS). Thanks to Andreas Stieger for the report (Closes: #861804)
2016-10-25 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.3a-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
- Drop reproducible-build.patch, merged upstream, thanks John!
- Update do-not-link-with-termcap.patch
2016-06-29 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
slrn (1.0.2-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump to debhelper compat level 10
* Update standards version
* Also enable PIE and bindnow in build flags
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)

See Also

Package Description
slrnface_2.1.1-7build1_i386.deb shows X-Faces from a newsposting on an X11 terminal emulator
slrnpull_1.0.3+dfsg-2_i386.deb pulls a small newsfeed from an NNTP server
slsh_2.3.2-1ubuntu1_i386.deb Interpreter for S-Lang language
slt_0.0.git20140301-4_i386.deb TLS reverse-proxy with SNI multiplexing (TLS virtual hosts)
sludge-compiler_2.2.1-2build2_i386.deb Compiler for SLUDGE adventure games
sludge-devkit_2.2.1-2build2_i386.deb Development tools for creating SLUDGE adventure games
sludge-doc_2.2.1-2build2_all.deb Documentation for SLUDGE
sludge-engine_2.2.1-2build2_i386.deb Runtime engine for playing SLUDGE adventure games
slugify_1.2.5-1_all.deb Python slugify application that handles unicode
slugimage_0.1+20160202.fe8b64a-3_all.deb NSLU2 firmware image manipulation utility
sluice_0.02.08-1_i386.deb rate limiting data piping tool
slurm-client-emulator_17.11.9-1_i386.deb SLURM client side commands for the emulator
slurm-client_17.11.9-1_i386.deb SLURM client side commands
slurm-wlm-basic-plugins-dev_17.11.9-1_i386.deb SLURM basic plugins development files
slurm-wlm-basic-plugins_17.11.9-1_i386.deb SLURM basic plugins