console-common - basic infrastructure for text console configuration

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename console-common_0.7.90_all.deb
Package name console-common
Package version 0.7.90
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin::configuring hardware::input role::app-data role::program use::configuring utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Alastair McKinstry <>
Download size 98.66 KB
Installed size 463.00 KB
This package contains the install-keymap(8) utility, which is the
recommended tool to specify a boot-time keymap to the system, as well
as tools for internal use of keymap-providing packages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
console-common_0.7.90_all.deb 0.7.90 all Debian Main
console-common - - -


Name Value
console-data -
debconf -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
debianutils >= 1.13
kbd -
lsb-base >= 3.0


Type URL
Binary Package console-common_0.7.90_all.deb
Source Package console-common

Install Howto

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




2018-05-14 - Alastair McKinstry <>
console-common (0.7.90) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop Christian Perrier from Uploaders. Thanks for all the work, Bubulle!
Closes: #894420
* Move to DH_COMPAT=10
* Drop Priority: extra from dh-consoledata
* Standards-Version: 4.1.4; no changes required
* Cleanup d/rules using dh 
* Delete obsolete url from d/copyright. Files simply copyright Yann Dirson.
2015-12-29 - Alastair McKinstry <>
console-common (0.7.89) unstable; urgency=medium
[Felipe Sateler]
* Drop script, superseded in favor of console-setup
Closes: #796606, #677314, #276220, #516002, #723987.
[Alastair McKinstry]
* Move to Standards-Version: 3.9.6
* If 'machine' not in /proc/cpuinfo, use 'platform'. Closes: #502897.
2013-12-16 - Alastair McKinstry <>
console-common (0.7.88) unstable; urgency=medium
* Remove optional dependency on console-tools, which has been removed.
* Now at Standards-Version: 3.9.5 
* Move to DH_COMPAT=9 
* Remove obsolete breaks/replaces from control, referring to versions
nearly a decade old. Ditto old code in postinst.
* remove references to /usr/bin/unicode_* shipped in console-tools. from; use "command -v unicode_*" instead.
* kbd no longer depends on console-common; Closes: #427923.
2011-12-05 - Christian Perrier <>
console-common (0.7.87) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop dependency on $remote_fs that accidentally leaked in 0.7.86
init script. Closes: #650995
2011-12-04 - Christian Perrier <>
console-common (0.7.86) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop splashy-related code in /etc/init.d/
This will also allow /run transition
Closes: #633048
* Debconf translations:
- Danish (Joe Hansen).  Closes: #599849
* Add init.d status support. Thanks to Peter Eisentraut
for the patch. Closes: #642054
* Add build-arch and build-indep targets in debian/rules
* Bump Standards to 3.9.2 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 8
2009-11-08 - Christian Perrier <>
console-common (0.7.85) unstable; urgency=low
* Update Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (checked)
* Switch to 3.0 (native) source format
2009-10-31 - Christian Perrier <>
console-common (0.7.84) unstable; urgency=low
* Use "dpkg --print-architecture" instead of obsolete
"--print-installation-architecture" in install-keymap
Thanks to Thomas Viehweger for the bug report and patch
Closes: #552318
2009-07-26 - Christian Perrier <>
console-common (0.7.83) unstable; urgency=low
* Use X-Interactive in LSB headers. Closes: #538436
2009-07-16 - Christian Perrier <>
console-common (0.7.82) unstable; urgency=low
* Restore Greek debconf translation from #499003
* /usr/share/debhelper/dh-consoledata/
Turn the obsolete call to "dpkg --print-installation-architecture"
into "dpkg --print-architecture". Closes: #537201
* Update Standards to 3.8.2 (checked, no change)
2009-05-10 - Christian Perrier <>
console-common (0.7.81) unstable; urgency=low
* Resynchronise debian/ with from
console-tools, fixing dubious grepping of /etc/environment and
/etc/default/locale. Closes: #506317
Thanks to careful Ubuntu maintainers and special thanks to Colin Watson.
* No longer hardcode install-keymap path (thanks, lintian)
* Update Standards to 3.8.1 (checked, no change, particularl, is not meant to be sourced)
* Lintian fix: add ${misc:Depends} to binary packages dependencies as they
use debhelper
* Debconf translations:
- Esperanto. Closes: #512409
- Asturian added. Closes: #518978
- Bengali added.
* Programs translations:
- Bulgarian added. Closes: #513207
- Bengali added.

See Also

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console-cyrillic_0.9-17_all.deb Cyrillic fonts and keyboard layouts for Linux console
console-data_1.12-6_all.deb keymaps, fonts, charset maps, fallback tables for 'kbd'
console-log_1.2-2_all.deb Puts logfile pagers on virtual consoles
console-setup-freebsd_1.191_all.deb FreeBSD specific part of console-setup
console-setup-linux_1.191_all.deb Linux specific part of console-setup
console-setup-mini_1.191_all.deb console font and keymap setup program - reduced version for Linux
console-setup_1.191_all.deb console font and keymap setup program
conspy_1.14-1+b2_i386.deb Remote control of Linux virtual consoles
consul_1.0.7~dfsg1-5+b20_i386.deb tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration
consulfs_0.2.1-1+b10_i386.deb distributed FUSE filesystem backed by a Consul Key-Value store
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continuity_0.0~git20180216.d8fb858-1+b20_i386.deb Transport-agnostic, filesystem metadata manifest system
conv-tools_20160905-2_i386.deb convert 8 bit character encoding in file names and text content to UTF-8