gnuchess - GNU Chess Program

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository Games x86_64 + i586
Package filename gnuchess-6.2.5-177.36.i586.rpm
Package name gnuchess
Package version 6.2.5
Package release 177.36
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category Amusements/Games/Board/Chess
License GPL-3.0+
Maintainer -
Download size 260.61 KB
Installed size 722.93 KB
A worthy chess opponent that runs in text mode. Find an X11 interface
in the xboard package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
gnuchess-6.2.5-179.27.i586.rpm 6.2.5 i586 Education
gnuchess-6.2.5-179.27.x86_64.rpm 6.2.5 x86_64 Education
gnuchess-6.2.5-177.36.x86_64.rpm 6.2.5 x86_64 Games
gnuchess-6.2.5-2.6.i586.rpm 6.2.5 i586 openSUSE Oss
gnuchess-6.2.5-2.6.x86_64.rpm 6.2.5 x86_64 openSUSE Oss
gnuchess - - -


Name Value
info - - - - - - - - -


Name Value
chess_backend -
gchess -
gnuchess = 6.2.5-177.36
gnuchess(x86-32) = 6.2.5-177.36


Type URL
Binary Package gnuchess-6.2.5-177.36.i586.rpm
Source Package gnuchess-6.2.5-177.36.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the Games repository:
    # zypper addrepo games
  2. Install gnuchess rpm package:
    # zypper install gnuchess




2018-04-28 -
- Only suggest xboard, don't recommend it.
- Use %license instead of %doc for license file (boo#1082318).
- Use %install_info_delete macro instead of rewriting it.
2017-07-25 -
- gnuchess 6.2.5:
* Command history based on readline.
* New commands: coords/nocoords to enable/disable coordinates
when printing the board.
* Command pgnsave will prompt the user to overwrite or not an existing
file instead of appending the current game to the file.
* New languages.
* Bug fixes.
2016-11-15 -
- gnuchess 6.2.4:
* Print error for invalid move.
* Truncate user input if longer than 128 characters
fixing CVE-2015-8972: user input buffer overflow (boo#1010143)
2016-10-28 -
- gnuchess 6.2.3:
* Quit after compiling book with option -a (--addbook)
* Updated translations
2015-10-19 -
- gnuchess 6.2.2:
* More robust program exit concerning threads.
* Detailed error messages for bad FEN syntax.
2015-01-18 -
- gnuchess 6.2.1:
- Man page in English.
- includes changes from 6.2.0;
- "Tighter connection" with XBoard by means of an engine file and
a logo, as expected by XBoard (>= 4.6.0).
- Uppercase chars only for piece names, as Fruit doesn't like
- A man page based on help2man.
- verify source signature
2014-10-05 -
- gnuchess 6.1.2:
* CFLAGS replaced by CPPFLAGS in info.
* Fix for correct handling of castling moves.
* Include translations to other languages.
- includes changes from 6.1.1:
* Include translations to other languages.
* Minor corrections in translatable strings.
* Migrate frontend to C++.
* Use autoconf 2.69 and require it in
* Use automake 1.14.
- includes changes from 6.1.0:
* Add support for package internationalization based on gettext
* Include first translations provided by the Translation Team.
* Graphic mode, a new board shape based on the unicode characters
for chess.
* pgnreplay command, similar to pgnload, with the capability of
manually showing a saved game step by step and moving backwards
* Fix bug in setboard.
* Avoid using 100% CPU in UCI mode.
* Rename the small book.bin as smallbook.bin.
- includes changes from 6.0.3:
* Update to autoconf 2.69, automake 1.13
* If in manual mode, keep it after undo.
* Remove some unused code.
* Avoid crashing when importing book_1.01.pgn
- licence is GPL-3.0+
2012-10-26 -
- update gnuchess to 6.0.2:
+ New option --addbook to compile a book.
+ Maximum file name length of EPD files extended to 127 characters.
+ Book file allowed to be read only unless the BookLearn
option is set.
- new upstream Url
- removed upstreamed gnuchess-return-nonvoid.patch
- recommend xboard
2011-11-29 -
- update gnuchess to official version 6.0.1
- clean up patches
- change generation of recent book dat from source during build
2010-08-04 -
- updated gnuchess to (unofficial) version
- updated to most recent book.dat
- removed obsolete getline patch
- added patches to fix a few rpmlint-warnings/errors
- added gnuchess-add_new_bookpath.diff so gnuchess finds the default
opening book in /usr/share/gnuchess

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