I initially reported this bug on Debian Bug Tracking System https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=743716
. But since there was no response, I thought I'd ask for help here.
In the old version 4.6.2-1, when I do
rajulocal <at> hogwarts:~/chess$ xboard -fcp crafty
the game will start playing automatically. It can be stopped and moved to the
beginning of the game by clicking on the "<<" button at the top right. Now if I
press ctrl-A, the analyis mode will start and the analyzed moves will appear in
a separate window. The analysis mode can also by started by Mode -> Analysis
Mode. Once the Analysis Mode starts, I can step through the program by pressing
">" button at the top right.
In the new version 4.7.3-1, this behaviour is broken. After loading the game
and clicking on the "<<" button, if I press ctrl-A, nothing happens. The Analysis
Mode under Mode menu is greyed out and not clickable. In both the cases above,
I have crafty 23.4-6 installed.
rajulocal <at> hogwarts:~/chess$ dpkg -l crafty
ii crafty 23.4-6
amd64 state-of-the-art chess engine, compatible with
rajulocal <at> hogwarts:~/chess$ uname -a
Linux hogwarts 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux
My machine is a mixture of stable (Wheezy) and testing (Jessie).
rajulocal <at> hogwarts:~/chess$ cat KamarajuKusumanchi_vs_paconov_2014_04_02.pgn
[Event "Live Chess"]
[Termination "paconov won by resignation"]
1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.d5 exd5 6.exd5 Qe7+ 7.Be3 Nb4 8.a3 Na6
9.Bxa6 Bxa6 10.Qd4 O-O-O
11.O-O-O c5 12.Qa4 Kb7 13.Rhe1 Nf6 14.Bg5 Qd6 15.Ne4 Nxe4 16.Bxd8 Qf4+ 17.Kb1