busybox - Tiny utilities for small and embedded systems

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name busybox
Package version 1.22.0
Package release 9+deb8u1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 606 B
Download size 358.19 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single
small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for the most common
utilities you would usually find on your desktop system (i.e., ls, cp, mv,
mount, tar, etc.). The utilities in BusyBox generally have fewer options than
their full-featured GNU cousins; however, the options that are included
provide the expected functionality and behave very much like their GNU
This package installs the BusyBox binary but does not install
symlinks for any of the supported utilities. Some of the utilities
can be used in the system by installing the busybox-syslogd,
busybox-udhcpc or busybox-udhcpd packages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
busybox_1.22.0-9+deb8u1_amd64.deb 1.22.0 amd64 Debian Main
busybox - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.16


Name Value
busybox-static -


Name Value
busybox-static -


Type URL
Binary Package busybox_1.22.0-9+deb8u1_i386.deb
Source Package busybox

Install Howto

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




2015-02-17 - Mehdi Dogguy <mehdi@debian.org>
busybox (1:1.22.0-9+deb8u1) jessie; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* lzop-add-overflow-check-CVE-2014-4607.patch (Closes: #768945)
2014-09-30 - Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru>
busybox (1:1.22.0-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* cherry-pick find /BITS patch from upstream (Closes: #760637)
* clean-up provides/replaces/conflicts of busybox-syslogd from referencs
to klogd/sysklogd/inetutils-syslogd, only keep virtual packages
{linux-kernel,system}-log-daemon in there (Closes: #730059)
* test for /run/systemd/system in busybox-klogd initscript and exit
if present, to not conflict with systemd klogd functions
* do not pass extra params to dh_installinit (using dep-based ordering)
2014-08-03 - Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
busybox (1:1.22.0-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload
[ Michael Tokarev ]
* iproute-support-onelink-route-option-and-print-route-flags.patch
* udhcpc default script improvements:
- set interface up in deconfig, which allows udhcpc to operate on
initially down interface
- set mtu if given
- always use $subnet (it is always set)
- use (linux-specific) ip applet (since udhcpc is linux-specific anyway)
- only process one default route, since linux ignores all but the first
- only change default route if differ from actual
- special-case for /32 subnets, add host route to the router IP
(used heavily in clouds and other thin provisioning environments)
(partially Closes: #652573, for udhcpc)
- flush routes in deconfig too
- log messages to syslog
- various minor cleanups
* busybox-udeb: use ip route onlink in udhcpc script to handle /32 subnets
(Closes: #652573)
* update-deb-format-support.patch: patch from Guillem Jover to support
xz format in busybox dpkg (enabled only in busybox-static)
(same patch than the one in -7 but named differently)
2014-08-03 - Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
busybox (1:1.22.0-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Update deb format support. Closes: #756462
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Add gbp.conf to build the package automatically with git-
* Source /lib/lsb/init-functions in udhcpd init script
2014-04-28 - Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
busybox (1:1.22.0-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Fix typo in udhcpc's long description, thanks to Pascal De Vuyst for
the report (Closes: #745292).
2014-03-22 - Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
busybox (1:1.22.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Michael Tokarev ]
* enable (apparently forgotten) lzop applet for regular and static builds
* support DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=parallel=N (Closes: #740397)
* support DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck to skip testsuite run
* enable date applet for udeb flavour too (Closes: #702093)
2014-02-03 - Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru>
busybox (1:1.22.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* new: do-not-fail-on-missing-SIGPWR.patch: fix FTBFS on !linux,
refresh: testsuite-kfreebsd.diff: fix testsuite on kFreebsd
Thanks to Steven Chamberlain for this (Closes: #736975).
* new: zcat:-complain-if-input-is-not-compressed.diff patch from
upstream, to fix zcat allowing uncompressing input after
previous fixes for #736872
2014-01-28 - Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru>
busybox (1:1.22.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* mention closing of #685361 by 1.22
* enable devmem applet for regular and static builds (Closes: #696704)
* enable acpid applet for regular and static builds (Closes: #704815)
* enable mount -f (MOUNT_FAKE) for all builds (Closes: #484799)
* let busybox-static to provide busybox (Closes: #375568)
* added two fixes from upstream (Closes: #736872)

See Also

Package Description
buthead_1.1-4_i386.deb copy all but the first few lines
buxon_0.0.5-4_all.deb SIOC forums browser
bvi_1.3.2-2_i386.deb binary file editor
bwbar_1.2.3-2_i386.deb generates text and graphical readout of current bandwidth use
bwbasic_2.20pl2-11_i386.deb Bywater BASIC Interpreter
bwctl-client_1.4.1~rc2-1_i386.deb bandwidth test controller (client)
bwctl-server_1.4.1~rc2-1_i386.deb bandwidth test controller (server)
bwidget_1.9.8-1_all.deb Extension widgets for Tcl/Tk
bwm-ng_0.6-3.1+deb8u1_i386.deb small and simple console-based bandwidth monitor
bximage_2.6-2_i386.deb Disk Image Creation Tool for Bochs
byacc-j_1.15-1_i386.deb Berkeley YACC parser generator extended to generate Java code
byacc_20140715-1_i386.deb public domain Berkeley LALR Yacc parser generator
bygfoot-data_2.3.2-2_all.deb data of football (a.k.a soccer) management game
bygfoot_2.3.2-2_i386.deb football (a.k.a soccer) management game
byobu_5.87-1_all.deb text window manager, shell multiplexer, integrated DevOps environment