busybox package in Ubuntu

busybox: Tiny utilities for small and embedded systems
busybox-dbgsym: debug symbols for busybox
busybox-initramfs: Standalone shell setup for initramfs
busybox-initramfs-dbgsym: debug symbols for busybox-initramfs
busybox-static: Standalone rescue shell with tons of builtin utilities
busybox-static-dbgsym: debug symbols for busybox-static
busybox-syslogd: Provides syslogd and klogd using busybox
busybox-udeb: Tiny utilities for the debian-installer
udhcpc: Provides the busybox DHCP client implementation
udhcpd: Provides the busybox DHCP server implementation

This package has 24 new bugs and 1 open question.

Package information

Ubuntu Developers
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Upstream connections


Tiny unix utilities for small and embedded systems.

Bug supervisor: no
Bug tracker: yes
Branch: yes

A newer version of busybox is available for packaging: BusyBox 1.32.0

Hirsute (pre-release freeze)
1:1.30.1-4ubuntu9 release (main) 2020-10-23
The Groovy Gorilla (current stable release)
1:1.30.1-4ubuntu9 release (main) 2020-09-22
The Focal Fossa (supported)
1:1.30.1-4ubuntu6.2 security, updates (main) 2020-09-22
1:1.30.1-4ubuntu6 release (main) 2020-04-06
The Bionic Beaver (supported)
1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3 release (main) 2017-12-14
1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3 security, updates (main) 2020-09-22
The Xenial Xerus (supported)
1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1 release (main) 2015-10-22
1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1.4 security, updates (main) 2019-04-03
The Trusty Tahr (supported)
1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1.4 security, updates (main) 2019-04-03
1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1 release (main) 2013-11-14
The Precise Pangolin (supported)
1:1.18.5-1ubuntu4 release (main) 2012-04-13
1:1.18.5-1ubuntu4.1 updates (main) 2012-11-26