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Raspbian Packages

Raspbian is the offical operating system of the Raspberry Pi. Though not the only Operarting Systems the Raspberry Pi can use, it is the one that has the setup and software managed by the Raspberry Pi foundation. Raspbian is a Linux OS based on Debian. As with all Linux distributions there are 1000's of free Open Source programs that can be downloaded from a Terminal Screen or a Desktop app. This section list the 1000's of programs that can be downloaded for the current version of Raspbian, Buster version 10 and the previouse version Stretch.

raspberryCommunication Packages for Raspbian

To install Raspbian software on a Raspberry Pi

Packages are installed using Terminal. First get an updated package list by entering the following command in to terminal if this has not been done today sudo apt update
Then install your chosen package with the command sudo apt install package name Find out more with the Guide to installing software with the apt command

WWW: Please Note: each listing has a www link to a related webpage, the links are supplied by the author. I can not guarantee thay are all active and related to the listed package.

Distro Version:

The latest Distro for Raspbian is Buster, the previouse version was Stretch. Next to each package is the version available for each distro.

Buster(#) = Raspbian Buster
Stretch(#) = Raspbian Stretch
Buster & Stretch(#) = same version for both.
If only one Distro is listed then the package is only available on that distribution.

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  • A

  • airspy

    Buster:(1.0.9-3) Stretch:(1.0.9-1) Tiny and efficient software defined radio receiver - utilities www
  • asterisk

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) Open Source Private Branch Exchange (PBX) www
  • asterisk-config

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) Configuration files for Asterisk www
  • asterisk-core-sounds-en

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - US English
  • asterisk-core-sounds-en-g722

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - en-us/g722
  • asterisk-core-sounds-en-gsm

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - en-us/gsm
  • asterisk-core-sounds-en-wav

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - en-us/wav
  • asterisk-core-sounds-es

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - Spanish
  • asterisk-core-sounds-es-g722

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - es-mx/g722
  • asterisk-core-sounds-es-gsm

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - es-mx/gsm
  • asterisk-core-sounds-es-wav

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - es-mx/wav
  • asterisk-core-sounds-fr

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - Canadian French
  • asterisk-core-sounds-fr-g722

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - fr-ca/g722
  • asterisk-core-sounds-fr-gsm

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - fr-ca/gsm
  • asterisk-core-sounds-fr-wav

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - fr-ca/wav
  • asterisk-core-sounds-it

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - Italian
  • asterisk-core-sounds-it-g722

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - it-it/g722
  • asterisk-core-sounds-it-gsm

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - it-it/gsm
  • asterisk-core-sounds-it-wav

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - it-it/wav
  • asterisk-core-sounds-ru

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - Russian
  • asterisk-core-sounds-ru-g722

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - ru-ru/g722
  • asterisk-core-sounds-ru-gsm

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - ru-ru/gsm
  • asterisk-core-sounds-ru-wav

    Buster:(1.6.1-1) Stretch:(1.4.27-1) asterisk PBX sound files - ru-ru/wav
  • asterisk-dahdi

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) DAHDI devices support for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-espeak

    Buster:(5.0~1-3) Stretch:(3.0-3+b3) eSpeak module for Asterisk www
  • asterisk-flite

    Buster:(3.0-3) Stretch:(2.3-1+b4) flite module for Asterisk www
  • asterisk-mobile

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) Bluetooth phone support for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-moh-opsound-g722

    Buster & Stretch:(2.03-1) asterisk extra sound files - English/g722 www
  • asterisk-moh-opsound-gsm

    Buster & Stretch:(2.03-1) asterisk extra sound files - English/gsm www
  • asterisk-moh-opsound-wav

    Buster & Stretch:(2.03-1) asterisk extra sound files - English/wav www
  • asterisk-mp3

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) MP3 playback support for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-mysql

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) MySQL database protocol support for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-ooh323

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) H.323 protocol support for the Asterisk PBX - ooH323c www
  • asterisk-opus

    Buster:(13.7+20171009-2) Stretch:(13.7+20161113-3+b2) opus module for Asterisk www
  • asterisk-prompt-de

    Buster & Stretch:(2.0-1.1) German voice prompts for the Asterisk PBX
  • asterisk-prompt-es

    Buster & Stretch:(1.4-1) Spanish prompts for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-prompt-es-co

    Buster & Stretch:(0.20070403-2) Colombian Spanish voice prompts for Asterisk www
  • asterisk-prompt-fr-armelle

    Buster & Stretch:(20070613-2) French voice prompts for Asterisk by Armelle Desjardins
  • asterisk-prompt-fr-proformatique

    Buster & Stretch:(20070706-1.4-2) French voice prompts for Asterisk
  • asterisk-prompt-it

    Buster & Stretch:(1:1.4.22+mm20110907-3) dummy transitional package www
  • asterisk-prompt-it-menardi

    Buster & Stretch:(1:1.4.22+mm20110907-3) asterisk PBX Italian sound files www
  • asterisk-prompt-it-menardi-alaw

    Buster & Stretch:(1:1.4.22+mm20110907-3) asterisk PBX Italian sound files - a-law prompts www
  • asterisk-prompt-it-menardi-gsm

    Buster & Stretch:(1:1.4.22+mm20110907-3) asterisk PBX Italian sound files - gsm prompts www
  • asterisk-prompt-it-menardi-wav

    Buster & Stretch:(1:1.4.22+mm20110907-3) asterisk PBX Italian sound files - wav prompts www
  • asterisk-prompt-se

    Buster & Stretch:(1.045-1) Swedish voice prompts for Asterisk
  • asterisk-tests

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) internal test modules of the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-testsuite

    Buster & Stretch:(0.0.0+svn.5781-2) test suite for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-voicemail

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) simple voicemail support for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-voicemail-imapstorage

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) IMAP voicemail storage support for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-voicemail-odbcstorage

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) ODBC voicemail storage support for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asterisk-vpb

    Buster:(1:16.2.1~dfsg-1) Stretch:(1:13.14.1~dfsg-2+deb9u4) VoiceTronix devices support for the Asterisk PBX www
  • asttest

    Buster & Stretch:(0.0.0+svn.5781-2) test runner for the Asterisk test suite - dummy package www
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  • baresip

    Buster:(0.6.1-1) Stretch:(0.5.0-4) portable and modular SIP user-agent - metapackage www
  • baresip-core

    Buster:(0.6.1-1) Stretch:(0.5.0-4) portable and modular SIP user-agent - core parts www
  • baresip-ffmpeg

    Buster:(0.6.1-1) Stretch:(0.5.0-4) portable and modular SIP user-agent - FFmpeg codecs and formats www
  • baresip-gstreamer

    Buster:(0.6.1-1) Stretch:(0.5.0-4) portable and modular SIP user-agent - GStreamer pipelines www
  • baresip-gtk

    Buster:(0.6.1-1) Stretch:(0.5.0-4) portable and modular SIP user-agent - GTK+ front-end www
  • baresip-x11

    Buster:(0.6.1-1) Stretch:(0.5.0-4) portable and modular SIP user-agent - X11 features www
  • binkd

    Buster:(1.1a-99-1) Stretch:(1.0.5~pre5-1) FidoTech TCP/IP mailer
  • bitpim

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0.7+dfsg1-4) utility to communicate with many CDMA phones www
  • bitpim-lib

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0.7+dfsg1-4) architecture-dependent helper files for BitPim www
  • bladerf

    Buster:(0.2017.12~rc1-2) Stretch:(0.2016.06-1+b2) nuand bladeRF software-defined radio device (tools) www
  • bladerf-firmware-fx3

    Buster:(0.2017.12~rc1-2) Stretch:(0.2016.06-1+b2) nuand bladeRF firmware downloader (FX3) www
  • bladerf-fpga-hostedx115

    Buster:(0.2017.12~rc1-2) Stretch:(0.2016.06-1+b2) nuand bladeRF FPGA bitstream downloader (hostedx115) www
  • bladerf-fpga-hostedx40

    Buster:(0.2017.12~rc1-2) Stretch:(0.2016.06-1+b2) nuand bladeRF FPGA bitstream downloader (hostedx40) www
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  • capi4hylafax

    Buster & Stretch:(1:01.03.00.99.svn.300-20+b3) Faxing over CAPI 2.0 device
  • captagent

    Buster & Stretch:(6.1.0.20-3) HOMER SIP capture agent www
  • ckermit

    Buster:(302-5.3) Stretch:(302-5.3+deb9u1) serial and network communications package www
  • conman

    Buster & Stretch:(0.2.7-1) serial console management program www
  • cu

    Buster:(1.07-24) Stretch:(1.07-23) call up another system www
  • cutecom

    Buster & Stretch:(0.30.3-1) Graphical serial terminal, like minicom www
  • cyclades-serial-client

    Buster & Stretch:(0.93) Network Serial port client software for Cyclades terminal servers
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  • dahdi

    Buster:(1:2.11.1-3) Stretch:(1:2.11.1-2) utilities for using the DAHDI kernel modules www
  • dahdi-firmware-nonfree

    Buster:(2.11.1.0.20170917-1) Stretch:(2.11.1-1) DAHDI non-free firmware www
  • dahdi-linux

    Buster:(1:2.11.1.0.20170917~dfsg-7) Stretch:(1:2.11.1~dfsg-1) DAHDI telephony interface - Linux userspace parts www
  • dxtool

    Buster:(0.1-3) Stretch:(0.1-2) DistoX data download utility www
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  • efax

    Buster & Stretch:(1:0.9a-19.1) programs to send and receive fax messages
  • efax-gtk

    Buster:(3.2.8-2.1+b8) Stretch:(3.2.8-2.1) front end in GTK+ for the efax program www
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  • f-irc

    Buster & Stretch:(1.36-1) user-friendly IRC client for the console/terminal www
  • foxtrotgps

    Buster:(1.2.1-1) Stretch:(1.2.0-1+b1) GTK+ mapping and GPS application www
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  • gammu

    Buster:(1.40.0-1) Stretch:(1.38.1-1) mobile phone management utility www
  • gammu-smsd

    Buster:(1.40.0-1) Stretch:(1.38.1-1) SMS message daemon www
  • gkermit

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0-10) A serial and network communications package
  • gmobilemedia

    Buster & Stretch:(0.4+dfsg-14) GTK+ application used to browse a mobile phone filesystem www
  • gnokii

    Buster & Stretch:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2) Datasuite for mobile phone management (metapackage) www
  • gnokii-cli

    Buster:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2+b1) Stretch:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2) Datasuite for mobile phone management (console interface) www
  • gnokii-common

    Buster & Stretch:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2) Datasuite for mobile phone management (base files) www
  • gnokii-smsd

    Buster:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2+b1) Stretch:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2) SMS Daemon for mobile phones www
  • gnokii-smsd-mysql

    Buster:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2+b1) Stretch:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2) SMSD plugin for MySQL storage backend www
  • gnokii-smsd-pgsql

    Buster:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2+b1) Stretch:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2) SMSD plugin for PostgreSQL storage backend www
  • gnuradio

    Buster:(3.7.13.4-4+b1) Stretch:(3.7.10.1-2) GNU Radio Software Radio Toolkit www
  • gsm-utils

    Buster & Stretch:(1.10+20120414.gita5e5ae9a-0.3) GSM mobile phone access applications www
  • gtkterm

    Buster:(0.99.7+git9d63182-2) Stretch:(0.99.7~rc1-0.3) simple GTK+ serial port terminal www
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  • hackrf

    Buster:(2018.01.1-2) Stretch:(2015.07.2-11) Software defined radio peripheral - utilities www
  • hylafax-client

    Buster:(3:6.0.6-8.1+b1) Stretch:(3:6.0.6-7+deb9u1) Flexible client/server fax software - client utilities www
  • hylafax-server

    Buster:(3:6.0.6-8.1+b1) Stretch:(3:6.0.6-7+deb9u1) Flexible client/server fax software - server daemons www
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  • iaxmodem

    Buster:(1.2.0~dfsg-3) Stretch:(1.2.0~dfsg-2) software modem with IAX2 connectivity www
  • ifcico

    Buster:(2.14tx8.10-24) Stretch:(2.14tx8.10-23) Fidonet Technology transport package
  • ifgate

    Buster:(2.14tx8.10-24) Stretch:(2.14tx8.10-23) Internet to Fidonet gateway
  • ifmail

    Buster:(2.14tx8.10-24) Stretch:(2.14tx8.10-23) Internet to Fidonet gateway
  • ippusbxd

    Buster:(1.33-1) Stretch:(1.23-1) Daemon for IPP USB printer support www
  • ircp-tray

    Buster & Stretch:(0.7.6-1.2) IrDA and OBEX wireless file transfer www
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  • jami

    Buster:(20190215.1.f152c98~ds1-1) Secure and distributed voice, video and chat platform - desktop client www
  • jami-daemon

    Buster:(20190215.1.f152c98~ds1-1) Secure and distributed voice, video and chat platform - daemon www
  • janus

    Buster:(0.6.1-1) general purpose WebRTC gateway www
  • janus-demos

    Buster:(0.6.1-1) Open Source, general purpose, WebRTC gateway - demos www
  • janus-tools

    Buster:(0.6.1-1) Open Source, general purpose, WebRTC gateway - helper tools www
  • jpnevulator

    Buster & Stretch:(2.3.4-1) Serial sniffer www
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  • libopenr2-bin

    Buster:(1.3.3-2) Stretch:(1.3.3-1) MFC/R2 (telephony) call setup library - test programs www
  • lrzsz

    Buster:(0.12.21-10) Stretch:(0.12.21-8) Tools for zmodem/xmodem/ymodem file transfer www
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  • mgetty

    Buster:(1.2.1-1) Stretch:(1.1.36-3+deb9u1) Smart Modem getty replacement www
  • mgetty-docs

    Buster:(1.2.1-1) Stretch:(1.1.36-3+deb9u1) Documentation Package for mgetty www
  • mgetty-fax

    Buster:(1.2.1-1) Stretch:(1.1.36-3+deb9u1) Faxing tools for mgetty www
  • mgetty-pvftools

    Buster:(1.2.1-1) Stretch:(1.1.36-3+deb9u1) Programs for listening and manipulating pvf and rmd files www
  • mgetty-viewfax

    Buster:(1.2.1-1) Stretch:(1.1.36-3+deb9u1) Program for displaying Group-3 Fax files under X www
  • mgetty-voice

    Buster:(1.2.1-1) Stretch:(1.1.36-3+deb9u1) Voicemail handler for mgetty www
  • microcom

    Buster:(2017.03.0-2) Stretch:(2016.01.0-1) minimalistic terminal program
  • minicom

    Buster:(2.7.1-1) Stretch:(2.7-1.1) Friendly menu driven serial communication program www
  • minimodem

    Buster & Stretch:(0.24-1) general-purpose software audio FSK modem www
  • modem-cmd

    Buster:(1.0.2-3) Stretch:(0.0.2) send arbitrary AT commands to your modem www
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  • ngetty

    Buster:(1.1-3.1) Stretch:(1.1-3) getty replacement - one single daemon for all consoles www
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  • obexfs

    Buster & Stretch:(0.11-2) mount filesystem of ObexFTP capable devices
  • obexftp

    Buster:(0.24-5+b4) Stretch:(0.24-5+b1) file transfer utility for devices that use the OBEX protocol www
  • obexpushd

    Buster & Stretch:(0.11.2-1.1) program for receiving files via Bluetooth or IRDA www
  • onioncat

    Buster & Stretch:(0.2.2+svn569-2) IP-Transparent Tor hidden service connector www
  • openam

    Buster & Stretch:(1.4.0-1+b5) H.323 answering machine www
  • openobex-apps

    Buster & Stretch:(1.7.2-1) Applications for OpenOBEX www
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  • panoramisk

    Buster:(1.0-1.1) Stretch:(1.0-1) asyncio based library to play with asterisk (Python 3 binary) www
  • picocom

    Buster:(3.1-2) Stretch:(1.7-2) minimal dumb-terminal emulation program www
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  • ring

    Buster:(20190215.1.f152c98~ds1-1) Stretch:(20161221.2.7bd7d91~dfsg1-1) transitional package for jami www
  • ring-daemon

    Buster:(20190215.1.f152c98~ds1-1) Stretch:(20161221.2.7bd7d91~dfsg1-1) transitional package for jami-daemon www
  • rtl-sdr

    Buster:(0.6-1) Stretch:(0.5.3-11) Software defined radio receiver for Realtek RTL2832U (tools) www
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  • scmxx

    Buster & Stretch:(0.9.0-2.4) Exchange data with Siemens mobile phones www
  • sendpage-client

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0.3-1) client to send alpha-numeric text pages via SNPP www
  • sendpage-common

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0.3-1) common libraries used to handle alpha-numeric text paging www
  • sendpage-server

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0.3-1) server used to queue and send alpha-numeric text pages via TAP www
  • series60-remote

    Buster & Stretch:(0.4.80+dfsg.1-2) S60 mobile phone management application www
  • setserial

    Buster:(2.17-52) Stretch:(2.17-50) controls configuration of serial ports
  • seyon

    Buster & Stretch:(2.20c-32) Full-featured native X11 communications program
  • sip-tester

    Buster:(1:3.5.2-1) Stretch:(1:3.2-1.1) Performance testing tool for the SIP protocol www
  • smsclient

    Buster & Stretch:(2.0.8z-10) A program for sending short messages (SM / SMS)
  • smstools

    Buster:(3.1.21-3) Stretch:(3.1.15-2) SMS server tools for GSM modems www
  • sngrep

    Buster:(1.4.6-1) Stretch:(1.4.2-1) Ncurses SIP Messages flow viewer www
  • sredird

    Buster & Stretch:(2.2.1-2) RFC 2217 compliant Telnet serial port redirector
  • sympathy

    Buster:(1.2.1+woking+cvs+git20171124-1) Stretch:(1.2.1+woking+cvs+git20161222) serial port concentrator system - server/client program
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  • tio

    Buster:(1.32-1) Stretch:(1.20-1) simple TTY terminal I/O application www
  • tor-arm

    Buster:(2.1.0-2) Stretch:(1.4.5.0-1.1) transitional package www
  • tua

    Buster & Stretch:(4.3-13) The UUCP Analyzer
  • twinkle

    Buster:(1:1.10.1+dfsg-4) Stretch:(1:1.10.1+dfsg-2) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) SIP Phone (GUI) www
  • twinkle-common

    Buster:(1:1.10.1+dfsg-4) Stretch:(1:1.10.1+dfsg-2) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) SIP Phone (common files) www
  • twinkle-console

    Buster:(1:1.10.1+dfsg-4) Stretch:(1:1.10.1+dfsg-2) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) SIP Phone (console) www
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  • upnp-router-control

    Buster & Stretch:(0.2-1.2) UPnP compliant router manager www
  • uqwk

    Buster & Stretch:(2.21-15) Offline mail and news package creator (NNTP version)
  • uqwk-spool

    Buster & Stretch:(2.21-15) Offline mail and news package creator (spool version)
  • usb-modeswitch

    Buster:(2.5.2+repack0-2) Stretch:(2.5.0+repack0-1) mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" USB devices www
  • usb-modeswitch-data

    Buster:(20170806-2) Stretch:(20170120-1) mode switching data for usb-modeswitch www
  • ussp-push

    Buster & Stretch:(0.11-4) Client for OBEX PUSH
  • uucp

    Buster:(1.07-24) Stretch:(1.07-23) Unix to Unix Copy Program www
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  • vpb-utils

    Buster:(4.2.61-1) Stretch:(4.2.59-2) Voicetronix telephony hardware userspace tools
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  • wammu

    Buster:(0.44-1.1) Stretch:(0.43-1) GTK application to control your mobile phone www
  • wvdial

    Buster:(1.61-5) Stretch:(1.61-4.1) intelligent Point-to-Point Protocol dialer www
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  • xgnokii

    Buster:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2+b1) Stretch:(0.6.30+dfsg-1.2) Datasuite for mobile phone management (X interface) www
  • xringd

    Buster & Stretch:(1.20-27) extended ring daemon - monitor phone rings and take action
  • xtel

    Buster:(3.3.0-22) Stretch:(3.3.0-20) X emulator of the French Minitel www