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Raspberry Pi OS Software Packages

Raspberry Pi OS is the offical operating system of the Raspberry Pi (previously known as Raspbian). 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. Raspberry Pi OS 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 Raspberry Pi OS, Buster version 10 and the previouse version, Stretch.

Embedded Packages

raspberry Software for Embedded projects

To install Raspberry Pi OS 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 Raspberry Pi OS is Buster, the previouse version was Stretch. Next to each package is the version available for each distro.

Buster(#) = Raspberry Pi OS Buster
Stretch(#) = Raspberry Pi OS 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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Last Updated: 19 September, 2021

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  • G

  • gpe

    Buster & Stretch:(0.2.9-2) G Palmtop Environment (GPE) metapackage www
  • gpe-conf

    Buster & Stretch:(0.2.9-2) configuration toolset for GPE www
  • gpe-login

    Buster & Stretch:(0.96-1) login window for the G Palmtop Environment www
  • gpe-ownerinfo

    Buster & Stretch:(0.28-3) details of the GPE device owner
  • gpe-ownerinfo-dev

    Buster & Stretch:(0.28-3) access the device owner information
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  • ixo-usb-jtag

    Buster:(0.0.1-1) Stretch:(0.0.0+git20160908-1) Altera Bus Blaster emulation using Cypress FX2 chip www
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  • libgtkstylus

    Buster & Stretch:(0.3-2) stylus tap support for Gtk+
  • libts-bin

    Buster:(1.19-1) Stretch:(1.0-12) touch screen library utilities www
  • literki

    Buster & Stretch:(0.0.0+20100113.git1da40724-1.2) Keyboard with configurable layout and transparency www
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  • matchbox

    Buster:(1:6) Stretch:(1:5) base X environment for resource-limited systems
  • matchbox-common

    Buster:(0.9.1-7) Stretch:(0.9.1-6) common files for Matchbox Project applications
  • matchbox-desktop

    Buster:(2.0-6) Stretch:(2.0-5) desktop application launcher for resource-limited systems
  • matchbox-keyboard

    Buster:(0.1+svn20080916-12) Stretch:(0.1+svn20080916-11) on-screen keyboard
  • matchbox-keyboard-im

    Buster:(0.1+svn20080916-12) Stretch:(0.1+svn20080916-11) GTK+ input module for on-screen keyboard
  • matchbox-panel

    Buster:(0.9.3-10) Stretch:(0.9.3-9) desktop panel for resource-limited systems
  • matchbox-panel-manager

    Buster:(0.1-8) Stretch:(0.1-7) panel manager for matchbox-panel
  • matchbox-themes-extra

    Buster & Stretch:(0.3-4) extra themes for matchbox-window-manager
  • matchbox-window-manager

    Buster:(1.2-osso21-4) Stretch:(1.2-osso21-2) window manager for resource-limited systems www
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  • openocd

    Buster:(0.10.0-5) Stretch:(0.9.0-1+deb8u1) Open on-chip JTAG debug solution for ARM and MIPS systems www
  • openwince-include

    Buster & Stretch:(0.3.2-4) Common include files for the open wince project
  • openwince-jtag

    Buster & Stretch:(0.5.1-7) allows programming jtag capable devices such as CPUs or FPGAs
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  • python3-pyocd

    Buster:(0.13.1+dfsg-1) ARM Cortex-M programming tools (Python3) www
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  • rkflashtool

    Buster:(0~20160324-2) Stretch:(0~20160221-1) Tools for flashing Rockchip devices www
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  • urjtag

    Buster:(0.10+r2007-1.2+b1) Stretch:(0.10+r2007-1.2) JTAG programmer for various flash parts and boards www
  • usbprog

    Buster:(0.2.0-2.2+b1) Stretch:(0.2.0-2.2) Firmware programming tool for the USBprog hardware www
  • usbprog-gui

    Buster:(0.2.0-2.2+b1) Stretch:(0.2.0-2.2) GUI firmware programming tool for the USBprog hardware www