mgetty - Smart Modem getty replacement

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Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename mgetty_1.2.1-1_amd64.deb
Package name mgetty
Package version 1.2.1
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin::login comm hardware::modem interface::commandline role::program use::login
License -
Maintainer Andreas Barth <>
Download size 171.64 KB
Installed size 319.00 KB
Mgetty is a versatile program to handle all aspects of a modem under Unix.
The program 'mgetty' allows you to use a modem for handling external
logins, receiving faxes and using the modem as a answering machine without
interfering with outgoing calls.
This package includes basic modem data capabilities. Install mgetty-fax to
get the additional functionality for fax. Install mgetty-voice to get the
functionality to operate voice modems.
Mgetty is also configurable to select programs other than login for special
connections (eg: uucico, fido or other programs) depending on the login
userid. It also supports caller-id if the modem and phone line supply it,
and can deny connections based on originating telephone number.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mgetty_1.2.1-1_i386.deb 1.2.1 i386 Debian Main
mgetty - - -


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dpkg >= 1.15.4
install-info -
libc6 >= 2.14
logrotate >= 3.5.4-1


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mgetty-docs <= 1.1.30-6


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mgetty-docs -


Type URL
Binary Package mgetty_1.2.1-1_amd64.deb
Source Package mgetty

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mgetty deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mgetty




2018-10-06 - Andreas Barth <>
mgetty (1.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump upstream version to 1.2.1, amongst others:
Harden faxq and faxrunq and others, fixes
CVE-2018-16745, CVE-2018-16744, CVE-2018-16741, CVE-2018-16743, CVE-2018-16742.
Closes: #910448
2017-09-17 - Adrian Bunk <>
mgetty (1.1.36-3.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add patch from Hilko Bengen to fix FTBFS with gcc 7.
(Closes: #853548)
2016-07-08 - Andreas Barth <>
mgetty (1.1.36-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add build-arch and build-indep targets in debian/rules. Closes: #822056
* Replace the list of 64-bit architectures by __LP64__. Closes: #775518
Thanks to James Cowgill for the fix.
* Add debian/watch with signatures. Closes: #747491
Thanks to David Gilman.
* Add pt_BR translation. Closes: #795379
Thanks to Eder L. Marques.
2014-10-12 - Peter Michael Green <>
mgetty (1.1.36-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add arm64 to the list of 64-bit architectures. Closes: #764924
2014-01-15 - Andreas Barth <>
mgetty (1.1.36-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Don't ship folders within /var/run or /var/lock anymore. Closes: #689899
* fix FTBFS with perl 5.18. Closes: #719501
* faxspool: convert pdf file directly with ghostscript
2010-03-20 - Christian Perrier <>
mgetty (1.1.36-1.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 7
* As a consequence, replace "dh_clean -k" calls by "dh_prep"
* Add ${misc:Depends} to packages dependencies to properly insert
dependencies implied by the use of debhelper
* Depend on "dpkg (>= 1.15.4) | install-info" for install-info
* Remove empty mgetty-docs.{postinst|prerm} files
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Finnish (Esko Arajärvi).  Closes: #536518
2008-10-27 - Christian Perrier <>
mgetty (1.1.36-1.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Russian. Closes: #494718
- Spanish. Closes: #501805
- Basque. Closes: #503226
2008-09-13 - Nico Golde <>
mgetty (1.1.36-1.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Update debian/patches/78-insecure-tmp-usage to not create the spool
directory already created by mktemp (Closes: #498705).
2008-09-05 - Nico Golde <>
mgetty (1.1.36-1.3) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload by the Security Team.
* Fix insecure use of temporary file names that could lead to a symlink
(debian/patches/78-insecure-tmp-usage; No CVE id yet; Closes: #496403)
2008-07-12 - Chris Lamb <>
mgetty (1.1.36-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix bashism in debian/rules (Closes: #484406)
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.0.
- Use new upstream URL in Homepage field, remove old URL from long
- Use ${binary:Version} relations instead of deprecated ${Source-Version}.
- Replace numerous dependencies on gs-* with ghostscript.
- Replace tetex-bin Build-Depends with texlive.
- Remove xlibs-dev from Build-Depends.
* Replace deprecated "" usage of chown in mgetty-voice.postinst.

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