Debian Bug report logs - #260536
bb: Should BB install to /usr/games?

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Package: bb; Maintainer for bb is Uwe Hermann <>; Source for bb is src:bb.

Reported by: Drake Wilson <>

Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 06:18:03 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version 1.3rc1-5

Fixed in version bb/1.3rc1-7

Done: Uwe Hermann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Drake Wilson <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: bb: Should BB install to /usr/games?
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 02:12:43 -0400
Package: bb
Version: 1.3rc1-5
Severity: wishlist

It seems like most software toys of this sort go to /usr/games: rain and
worms from the bsdgames package, for instance, perform functions similar
to BB, though less elaborately and without an audio component.  I can't
seem to find any other obvious precedent.  Therefore, should BB be
installed to /usr/games rather than /usr/bin?  It seems to me that it
would make sense, but I'm not really sure how Debian decides that.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.6

Versions of packages bb depends on:
ii  aalib1                    1.4p5-20       ascii art library
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-13   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libmikmod2                3.1.11-2       A portable sound library
ii  slang1                    1.4.9-4        The S-Lang programming library - r
ii  xlibs                     4.3.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System client libraries m

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Uwe Hermann <>
Subject: Bug#260536: fixed in bb 1.3rc1-7
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2005 14:47:09 -0400
Source: bb
Source-Version: 1.3rc1-7

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
bb, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/b/bb/bb_1.3rc1-7.diff.gz
  to pool/main/b/bb/bb_1.3rc1-7.dsc
  to pool/main/b/bb/bb_1.3rc1-7_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Uwe Hermann <> (supplier of updated bb package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Fri,  8 Jul 2005 19:55:42 +0200
Source: bb
Binary: bb
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.3rc1-7
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Uwe Hermann <>
Changed-By: Uwe Hermann <>
 bb         - ASCII-art demo based on AAlib
Closes: 260536 317167 317415
 bb (1.3rc1-7) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fix FTBS with gcc 3.4 and 4.0 (Closes: #317415).
     Thanks to Karl Chen for the patch.
   * Build against libaa1 instead of aalib1 (Closes: #317167).
   * Standards-Version: (no changes required).
   * Moved bb from /usr/bin to /usr/games (Closes: #260536).
 2568c7041da09ee75e48ed87923bcca8 585 games optional bb_1.3rc1-7.dsc
 a03027ad560b2a7339ef36db069b5717 29259 games optional bb_1.3rc1-7.diff.gz
 abe5d38c64928d21d61c13bf3c2a5172 1196166 games optional bb_1.3rc1-7_i386.deb

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