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 (64-bit Intel/AMD)

These packages were built on an 18.04 LTS 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.