Install gnuchess and xboard on ubuntu 12.04 64 bits

Asked by Tomaž Kolenko on 2013-02-15

Can I install gnuchess and xboard by commands: apt-get install gnuchess, apt-get instal xboard.

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Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Why not ?
gnuchess and xboard are available (at least) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

apt-cache policy gnuchess

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 5.07-7
  Version table:
     5.07-7 0
        500 precise/universe amd64 Packages

apt-cache policy xboard

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4.5.3-1
  Version table:
     4.5.3-1 0
        500 precise/universe amd64 Packages

So proceed with installation.

sudo apt-get install gnuchess xboard


Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

What is the output when you execute

lsb_release -a
uname -a
sudo apt-get install gnuchess xboard

in a terminal?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

For gnuchess:

You are running Ubuntu precise. The version of gnuchess delivered from precise is 5.07-7
For Ubuntu quantal there is already the version 6.0.1-2 available.

If you want to have gnuchess 6.0 on your precise system, you can install it from the DNS GNU ppa:

open a terminal and isse these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dns/gnu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnuchess

For xboard it is similar:
the standard precise version is 4.5.3
quantal has 4.6.2-1
and the DNS GNU PPA has also a 4.6.2 version

(sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dns/gnu
sudo apt-get update # if not yet done for gnuchess)
sudo apt-get install xboard

Tomaž Kolenko (tmklnk305) said : #6

Thanks for your instructions. I did according to them and noticed the change of chessboard field colours to usual green and yellow but the machine thinking display still disappears at machine move.

Tomaž Kolenko (tmklnk305) said : #7

Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.