pulseaudio-utils - Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename pulseaudio-utils_8.0-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb
Package name pulseaudio-utils
Package version 8.0
Package release 0ubuntu3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category sound
Homepage http://www.pulseaudio.org
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 49.90 KB
Installed size 262.00 KB
PulseAudio, previously known as Polypaudio, is a sound server for POSIX and
WIN32 systems. It is a drop in replacement for the ESD sound server with
much better latency, mixing/re-sampling quality and overall architecture.
These tools provide command line access to various features of the
PulseAudio sound server. Included tools are:
paplay - Playback a WAV file via a PulseAudio sink.
pacat - Cat raw audio data to a PulseAudio sink.
parec - Cat raw audio data from a PulseAudio source.
pacmd - Connect to PulseAudio's built-in command line control interface.
pactl - Send a control command to a PulseAudio server.
padsp - /dev/dsp wrapper to transparently support OSS applications.
pax11publish - Store/retrieve PulseAudio default server/sink/source
settings in the X11 root window.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pulseaudio-utils_8.0-0ubuntu3.10_amd64.deb 8.0 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
pulseaudio-utils_8.0-0ubuntu3.10_i386.deb 8.0 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
pulseaudio-utils_8.0-0ubuntu3_i386.deb 8.0 i386 Ubuntu Main
pulseaudio-utils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.16
libcap2 >= 1:2.10
libice6 >= 1:1.0.0
libpulse0 = 1:8.0-0ubuntu3
libpulsedsp -
libsm6 -
libsndfile1 >= 1.0.20
libx11-6 -
libx11-xcb1 -
libxcb1 -
libxtst6 -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package pulseaudio-utils_8.0-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb
Source Package pulseaudio

Install Howto

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




2016-03-21 - David Henningsson <david.henningsson@canonical.com>
pulseaudio (1:8.0-0ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium
* Drop 0023-fixing_snd_mixer_poll_descriptors_count_when_zero.patch 
- Upstreamed
* 0024-alsa-mixer-Quick-workaround-for-potential-index-out-.patch
- Fix a potential index-out-of-bounds when reading multichannel mixers
* 0100-switch-on-port-available-Switch-from-HDMI-to-analog-.patch
- Improve an 8.0 routing regression 
2016-02-11 - Luke Yelavich <themuso@ubuntu.com>
pulseaudio (1:8.0-0ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* 0600-droid-sync-with-upstream-for-Android-5-support-and-b.patch:
- Fix build failure by changing pa_strlist_tostring calls to
2016-02-10 - Luke Yelavich <themuso@ubuntu.com>
pulseaudio (1:8.0-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Merge from Debian experimental, remaining changes:
- epoch (my stupid fault :S)
- Don't ship the consolekit module, and explicitly depend on the PAM
systemd module
- Add a module to allow pulseaudio to use the Android audio HAL
- Adjust gbp.conf file to point to the ubuntu branch for package builds
- Disable module-role-cork by default
- Load module-x11-bell in the start-pulseaudio-x11 script
- Hide pulseaudio from startup apps dialog
- Quit daemon if pid file is removed
- Avoid abort when poll descriptor is 0, such as when using it with the
audioflinger bridge, like done in ubuntu touch
- change default rlimit_rttime value to 200 ms
- Don't probe UCM profiles, trust that the profile writer knows what they
are doing
- Add card hook to allow modules to do something before a profile becomes
- Add an option to the bluez4 discovery module to set the profile
- Allow leaving bluetooth transport running while sink and source are
- Add option to module-switch-on-connect to skip abstract devices
- Add property to module-device-restore to skip store/restore
- Add missing fields for sink_input/source_output info struct to the vala
- Add example upstart job to run pulseaudio in system mode
- Add a build/run autopkgtest for libpulse-dev
- Drop libsoxr-dev build dep, its in universe
* Refreshed patches, and dropped those that were applied upstream.
* Update local shlibs file for 8.0
2016-01-15 - Felipe Sateler <fsateler@debian.org>
pulseaudio (7.99.2-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release candidate
* Drop build-sys-Fix-install-order-of-libpulsecore.patch, applied
2015-12-28 - Felipe Sateler <fsateler@debian.org>
pulseaudio (7.99.1-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release candidate
- Update local shlibs file for 7.99
- libpulsecore is now installed in the package-private directory
- Update symbols file to add new balance functions
* Drop pulsecore related lintian overrides
* Drop stale pulseaudio-dev.install file
* Drop stale lintian overrides
* Add patch to fix install order of libpulsecore
2015-11-06 - Felipe Sateler <fsateler@debian.org>
pulseaudio (7.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add build-depends on libsoxr-dev to enable soxr resamplers.
Closes: #804212
2016-02-05 - Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com>
pulseaudio (1:7.1-1ubuntu7) xenial; urgency=medium
* Keep the libpulsecore library in the multiarch libdir.
2016-02-01 - Simon Fels <simon.fels@canonical.com>
pulseaudio (1:7.1-1ubuntu6) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/60*.patch:
+ Add proper dep3 patch header to all patches.
* debian/control:
+ Only depend on android-headers for i386, amd64 and armhf as no
other platform actually uses it or provides hybris support.
2016-01-28 - Simon Fels <simon.fels@canonical.com>
pulseaudio (1:7.1-1ubuntu5) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/pulseaudio-module-droid.install:
- Correctly install all droid modules which have changed names
after we're now supporting multiple Android versions.

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