mgetty - A getty replacement for use with data and fax modems

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic i586
Package filename mgetty-1.1.37-alt2.i586.rpm
Package name mgetty
Package version 1.1.37
Package release alt2
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category Communications
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 213.04 KB
Installed size 213.04 KB
The mgetty package contains a "smart" getty which allows logins over a
serial line (i.e., through a modem).  If you're using a Class 2 or 2.0
modem, mgetty can receive faxes.  If you also need to send faxes, you'll
need to install the sendfax program.
If you'll be dialing in to your system using a modem, you should install
the mgetty package.  If you'd like to send faxes using mgetty and your
modem, you'll need to install the mgetty-sendfax program.  If you need a
viewer for faxes, you'll also need to install the mgetty-viewfax package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mgetty-1.1.37-alt2.x86_64.rpm 1.1.37 x86_64 Classic
mgetty - - -


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/etc/logrotate.d -
/lib/ -
/var/lock/serial - - - - - - - -
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
mgetty = 1.1.37-alt2:sisyphus+220436.100.1.1


Type URL
Binary Package mgetty-1.1.37-alt2.i586.rpm
Source Package mgetty-1.1.37-alt2.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] i586 classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install mgetty rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install mgetty




2019-02-02 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.1.37-alt2
- fix build without texi2roff
2018-12-13 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.1.37-alt1.1.1.1
- fix build with gcc7/lcc-1.23 with fedora patch
2015-12-03 - Igor Vlasenko <> 1.1.37-alt1.1.1
- NMU: added BR: texinfo
2012-05-05 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.1.37-alt1.1
- doc subpackage made noarch
- vgetty(8) manpage duplicate no longer shipped with mgetty,
as it really belongs to mgetty-voice subpackage
2012-05-05 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.1.37-alt1
- 1.1.37-Jun05
- build docs
2011-10-08 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.1.36-alt1
- NMU: 1.1.36
- patch12, patch41 merged upstream
- micro spec cleanup
2009-10-06 - Grigory Batalov <> 1.1.35-alt2
- Rebuild with texlive.
- Remove obsolete install_info calls.
- mgetty-sendfax conflicts with efax due to /var/spool/fax ownership.
2008-12-13 - Valery Inozemtsev <> 1.1.35-alt1.1
- NMU: updated build dependencies

See Also

Package Description
mgetty-sendfax-1.1.37-alt2.i586.rpm Provides support for sending faxes over a modem
mgetty-viewfax-1.1.37-alt2.i586.rpm An X Window System fax viewer
mgetty-voice-1.1.37-alt2.i586.rpm A program for using your modem and mgetty as an answering machine
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