The latest released version of BINS is 1.1.29.

To receive a mail when a new version is out, go to the BINS Freshmeat page and click on Subscribe to new releases (you must have a freshmeat account).

See ChangeLog file for differences between BINS versions.

Development version can be retrieved via the CVS or Arch/Bazaar repositories, see here.


BINS is part of Sarge (stable Debian version), Etch (testing Debian version) and Sid (unstable Debian version). Check the BINS Debian package page.


BINS is available as a FreeBSD port.

It can also be found on FreshPorts.


BINS is available as a package for the Gentoo Linux distribution.


There is a Mandriva package in the contrib section of Mandriva. Follow the instructions from Cédric Thevenet's HowTo BINS for Mandrake Cooker to get the latest version using urpmi and Cooker sources.


A NetBSD package is available in pkgsrc/www/bins/.


You'll have to install it from the tarball below. You can find some help in a post from Bill Clarke in the BINS mailing-list.


BINS is part of the Ubuntu linux distribution (warty, hoary and breezy). You can get the according package here.

Other Systems

For other Unix-like systems, use the TAR archive below and follow the instructions of the installation page.

Warning: the description file format has changed in 1.1.0 version. See README file to convert from old .txt format to new .xml format.

A snapshot of the current CVS version can be downloaded here. Note that this version may be broken. Use links below to get stable releases.

Table 1. Source download

gzip formatbzip2 format
bins-1.1.29.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.29.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.28.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.28.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.27.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.27.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.26.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.26.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.25.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.25.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.24.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.24.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.23.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.23.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.22.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.22.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.21.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.21.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.20.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.20.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.19.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.19.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.18.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.18.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.17.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.17.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.16.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.16.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.15.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.15.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.14.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.14.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.13.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.13.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.12.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.12.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.11.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.11.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.10.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.10.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.9.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.9.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.8.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.8.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.7.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.7.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.6.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.6.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.5.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.5.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.4.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.4.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.3.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.3.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.2.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.2.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.1.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.1.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.1.0.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.1.0.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.0.4.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.0.4.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.0.3.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.0.3.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.0.2.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.0.2.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.0.1.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.0.1.tar.bz2 (sig)
bins-1.0.0.tar.gz (sig) bins-1.0.0.tar.bz2 (sig)

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