cu - call up another system

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name cu
Package version 1.07
Package release 23
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 194 B
Download size 73.18 KB
Official Mirror
The  cu  command is used to call up another system and act as a dial-in
terminal (mostly on a serial line). It can also do simple file transfers
with no error checking.
cu is part of the UUCP source but has been split into its
own package because it can be useful even if you do not do


Package Version Architecture Repository
cu_1.07-23_i386.deb 1.07 i386 Ubuntu Main
cu - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15


Type URL
Binary Package cu_1.07-23_amd64.deb
Source Package uucp

Install Howto

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




2015-10-08 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
uucp (1.07-23) unstable; urgency=medium
* upload to unstable now
* confirm NMU
* patch from NMU also closes: #759285
with patch from Marco d'Itri
2014-01-17 - Colin Watson <>
uucp (1.07-20.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Pass "-s /bin/sh" to "su uucp" to cope with the change of uucp's shell
in base-passwd 3.5.30 (closes: #734723).
2013-07-27 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
uucp (1.07-22) experimental; urgency=low
* debian/README.Debian: correct path to info files (Closes: #453957)
* debian/README.exim4: update pointer to exim4 config
* debian/control: fix typo (Closes: #602629)
* debian/control: add 'serial' to description of cu (Closes: #358861)
* debian/rules: call to deprecated install-info comes from debhelper
(thanks Guillem Jover for checking)
(Closes: #598904)
2013-06-23 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
uucp (1.07-21) experimental; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #699118)
* upload to experimental
* debian/control: switch to dh 9
* debian/control: switch to standard 3.9.4
* debian/control: add homepage field
* debian/control: no need to Conflict: or Replace: with uucp v1.06 anymore
* debian/control: no need to Conflict: with tua 4.3-3 anymore
* debian/control: add ${misc:Depends} to binary uucp package
* debian/control: add bsd-mailx as real package to mailx dependency
* debian/source/format: use 3.0 (quilt)
* debian/copyright: change to machine readable format
* debian/patches: add patch to fix manpage issues and spelling error
* debian/watch: file added
2009-03-02 - Richard A Nelson (Rick) <>
uucp (1.07-20) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer                  Closes: #517906
Thanks to Peter Palfrader and Christian Perrier for their
prior work on these packages.
* Update pointer to exim4 doc     Closes: #449172
2008-08-02 - Christian Perrier <>
uucp (1.07-19.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix an error in former NMU
* Drop useless debian/po directory. Therefore, translations
are now longer used. Closes: #482133
With apologies to translators...
2008-04-22 - Christian Perrier <>
uucp (1.07-19.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Drop debconf note dealing with an obsolete transition. Therefore
drop the .config script and dependency on debconf.
Closes: #414752
* [Lintian] Add copyright notice to debian/copyright
* [Lintian] Make the package binNMUable by using a ${binary:Version}
versioned dependency instead of ${Source-Version}
* [Lintian] No longer ignore errors from "make distclean"
* [Lintian] Set debhelper compatibility in debian/compat
* [Lintian] uucp Depends on "openbsd-inetd | inet-superserver" as it
uses update-inet.d in its postinst script
2007-02-16 - Christian Perrier <>
uucp (1.07-19.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix pending debconf l10n bugs.
* Debconf translations:
- Portuguese. Closes: #383748
2006-09-25 - Peter Palfrader <>
uucp (1.07-19) unstable; urgency=low
* Only call update-inetd --remove in postrm purge when a
/usr/sbin/update-inetd still exists (closes: #389354).

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cups-daemon_2.1.3-4_amd64.deb Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - daemon
cups-filters-core-drivers_1.8.3-2ubuntu3_amd64.deb OpenPrinting CUPS Filters - PPD-less printing
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cups-server-common_2.1.3-4_all.deb Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - server common files
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