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.

News Packages

raspberry News Readers

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 Bookworm, the previouse version was Bullseye. Next to each package is the version available for each distro.

Bookworm(#) = Raspberry Pi OS Bookworm
Bullseye(#) = Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye
Bookworm & Bullseye(#) = 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: 17 March, 2024

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  • brag

    Bookworm:(1.4.1-2.2) Bullseye:(1.4.1-2.1) Downloads and assembles multipart Usenet binaries www
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  • canlock

    Bookworm:(3.3.0-1) Bullseye:(3.2.2-1) utilities for creating and verifying Usenet cancel locks www
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  • gup

    Bookworm:(0.5.17) Bullseye:(0.5.15) let a remote site change their newsgroups subscription
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  • inn

    Bookworm:(1:1.7.2q-47) Bullseye:(1:1.7.2q-46+b2) News transport system `InterNetNews' by the ISC and Rich Salz
  • inn2

    Bookworm:(2.7.1-1+deb12u1) Bullseye:(2.6.4-2) 'InterNetNews' news server www
  • inn2-inews

    Bookworm:(2.7.1-1+deb12u1) Bullseye:(2.6.4-2) NNTP client news injector, from InterNetNews (INN) www
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  • jamnntpd

    Bookworm & Bullseye:(1.3-1) NNTP Server allowing newsreaders to access a JAM messagebase www
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  • knews

    Bookworm:(1.0b.1-35) Bullseye:(1.0b.1-33) Graphical threaded news reader
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  • leafnode

    Bookworm:(1.12.0-2) Bullseye:(1.11.11-3) NNTP server for small sites www
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  • nget

    Bookworm & Bullseye:(0.27.1-11) auto-resuming command line NNTP file grabber www
  • nn

    Bookworm:(6.7.3-15) Bullseye:(6.7.3-14) Heavy-duty USENET news reader (curses-based client) www
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  • pan

    Bookworm:(0.154-1) Bullseye:(0.146-2) newsreader based on GTK3, which looks like Forte Agent www
  • post-faq

    Bookworm & Bullseye:(0.10-22) post periodic FAQs to Usenet newsgroups
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  • sinntp

    Bookworm:(1.6-4) Bullseye:(1.6-1.2) tiny non-interactive NNTP client www
  • slrn

    Bookworm:(1.0.3+dfsg-6+b1) Bullseye:(1.0.3+dfsg-5) threaded text-mode news reader www
  • slrnface

    Bookworm & Bullseye:(2.1.1-7+b1) shows X-Faces from a newsposting on an X11 terminal emulator
  • slrnpull

    Bookworm:(1.0.3+dfsg-6+b1) Bullseye:(1.0.3+dfsg-5) pulls a small newsfeed from an NNTP server www
  • sn

    Bookworm & Bullseye:(0.3.8-12) Small NNTP server for leaf sites
  • statnews

    Bookworm & Bullseye:(2.6) Extracts useful statistics out of a newsgroup or mailing list www
  • suck

    Bookworm:(4.3.4-1+b1) Bullseye:(4.3.4-1) small newsfeed from an NNTP server with standard NNTP commands www
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  • terminews

    Bookworm:(1.2.2-1) read your RSS feeds from your terminal www
  • tin

    Bookworm:(1:2.6.2-1) Bullseye:(1:2.4.5-1) Full-screen easy to use Usenet newsreader www
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  • uucpsend

    Bookworm & Bullseye:(1.1-5) Alternative Frontend for UUCP Batching with INN www