Packages for the Debian Package Manager (DPKG)

Available packages

There are two packages for each system. The first is for the GnuCOBOL compiler. The second is for the CBL-GDB debugging extensions to that compiler.

Debian 10, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (amd64)

These packages were built on an 18.04 LTS amd64 system, and are known to work on a 20.04 LTS system.

For Raspbian (Raspberry Pi)

These packages were built on a “Buster” system


These packages can be downloaded to your system and installed from the downloaded file with sudo apt install *filename*.


The GnuCOBOL User’s Guide explains the normal use of cobc and the libraries.

The COBOLworx walkthrough of the debugging package explains the use of the CBL-GDB debugging extensions.