insserv - boot sequence organizer using LSB init.d script dependency information

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename insserv_1.18.0-2_amd64.deb
Package name insserv
Package version 1.18.0
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin::boot admin::configuring implemented-in::c interface::commandline misc role::program scope::utility use::configuring
License -
Maintainer Debian sysvinit maintainers <>
Download size 63.29 KB
Installed size 148.00 KB
The insserv program is used by the standard SysV-based init system. It
updates the order of symlinks in /etc/rc?.d/ based on dependencies
specified by LSB headers in the init.d scripts themselves.
These declared relations between scripts make it possible to optimize
the boot sequence for the currently installed set of packages, while
detecting and rejecting dependency loops.
Using insserv incorrectly can result in an unbootable system.


Package Version Architecture Repository
insserv_1.18.0-2_i386.deb 1.18.0 i386 Debian Main
insserv - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package insserv_1.18.0-2_amd64.deb
Source Package insserv

Install Howto

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




2019-01-20 - Dmitry Bogatov <>
insserv (1.18.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Apply patch to improve formatting and spelling of insserv(8) manual
and refresh other patches accordingly (Closes: #919610)
+ Thanks: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <>
* Update standards version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
2018-12-12 - Dmitry Bogatov <>
insserv (1.18.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Update `debian/watch':
+ match `xz' upstream archives
+ bump uscan compat version to 4
+ use secure protocol
* Update and refresh patches
+ Drop `10_nosuse.patch' -- upstream now have -DSUSE commented-out
+ Drop `30_interactive_regexp_match_fix.patch' -- applied upstream
+ Refresh `21_tweak_warnings.patch'
+ Refresh `92_m68k_alignment.patch'
+ Drop `100_show.patch' -- upstream accepted `--showall' option
+ Refresh `130_crossbuild_fixes.patch'
+ Refresh `140_debian_test_suite.patch'
+ Refresh `150_core_string_test.patch'
+ Refresh `160_manual_page_update.patch'
+ Refresh `180_MAXSYMLINKS.patch'
+ Refresh `warn_in_ignore_mode.patch'
* Add patch to disable systemd integration and remove dbus dependency
* Drop failing test, concerning script with no LSB header.
* wrap-and-sort -sta
* Fix whitespace errors in following files:
+ debian/changelog
+ debian/run-testsuite
* Update standards version to 4.2.1 (no changes needed)
* Update debhelper compat to 11
* Build-depend on `debhelper-compat' (obsoletes `debian/compat')
* Update Vcs-* fields in `debian/control'
* Set mailing list to Maintainer field, add myself to Uploaders list
* Do not create obsolete `/etc/bash_completion.d'
* Do not use absolute path to commands in maintainer script
* Do not set dpkg-architecture variables in `debian/rules'. They
are managed as apporiate by debhelper.
2016-07-13 - Martin Pitt <>
insserv (1.14.0-5.4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add debian/postinst: Run insserv after package installation, to fix up the
rc?.d priorities from the dumb update-rc.d fallback (which uses priority
01 for everything). (Closes: #830963)
2016-02-22 - Felipe Sateler <>
insserv (1.14.0-5.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Do not suppress warnings on force mode
(Closes: #811441)
2016-01-27 - Adam Borowski <>
insserv (1.14.0-5.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS on hurd. (Closes: #812898)
2016-01-26 - Adam Borowski <>
insserv (1.14.0-5.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS with gcc-5, using Mohit Bhakkad's version of the patch that
handles clang as well. (Closes: #777914)
* Remove DM-Upload-Allowed.
2012-11-18 - Kel Modderman <>
insserv (1.14.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Add +mountall-bootclean to $local_fs virtual facility definition in
insserv.conf. (Closes: #693371)
* Add test_bootmisc_order test to suite to verify the mountall-bootclean
dependency works as expected.
2012-07-05 - Kel Modderman <>
insserv (1.14.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Provide machine parseable output which may be used by file-rc to calculate
dynamic sequence number for each script. (Closes: #573004)
* Use "overrides" instead of "overwrites" and define defaults as "LSB
defaults" when emitting warnings. (Closes: #668559)
* Remove upstart jobs created by test_insserv_upstart at end of test.
* Remove config snippets made by test_local_virtual at end of test.

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