linux-base - Linux image base package

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename linux-base_4.6_all.deb
Package name linux-base
Package version 4.6
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin::boot devel::lang:perl devel::library implemented-in::c implemented-in::perl implemented-in::shell kernel role::devel-lib role::metapackage role::program
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Debian Kernel Team <>
Download size 31.62 KB
Installed size 82.00 KB
This package contains files and support scripts for all Linux


Package Version Architecture Repository
linux-base_4.6_all.deb 4.6 all Debian Main
linux-base - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -


Name Value
kernel-common <= 13.018+nmu1


Type URL
Binary Package linux-base_4.6_all.deb
Source Package linux-base

Install Howto

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




2019-04-07 - Ben Hutchings <>
linux-base (4.6) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control: Remove everyone else from Uploaders field, since no-one
else has actually uploaded this
* Fix typo in linux-update-symlinks.1, thanks to Sven Joachim
(Closes: #876215)
* debian/control: Point Vcs URLs to Salsa
* linux-check-removal: Assume we're in a container if
/run/systemd/container exists
* linux-check-removal: Work around debconf cache management bug (see #908001)
* Add unit tests for image_list() function used by linux-version
* Change image_list() to match /boot/vmlinu[xz]-* regardless of architecture
(Closes: #925379)
* Take over kernel-img.conf(5) manual page from kernel-common
(Closes: #925415)
* kernel-img.conf(5): Update various text to be independent of kernel-package
* kernel-img.conf(5): Document differences in support between package
* kernel-img.conf(5): Document variables used by linux-update-symlinks
* kernel-img.conf(5): Fix some spelling errors
* kernel-img.conf(5): Update the summary of what uses the file
* Add translations of kernel-img.conf(5) from kernel-package
2016-09-17 - Ben Hutchings <>
linux-base (4.5) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Update Danish debconf template translation.
Thanks to Joe Dalton <> (Closes: #830587)
* Update Brazilian Portuguese debconf templates translation.
Thanks to Diego Neves <> (Closes: #830691)
[ Ben Hutchings ]
* Update Dutch debconf template translations (Frans Spiesschaert)
(Closes: #837097)
* perf: Drop support for versions older than 3.2
* Use dh with debhelper compat level 9
* Add bash completion wrapper for perf (Closes: #702482)
2016-07-08 - Ben Hutchings <>
linux-base (4.4) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Ben Hutchings ]
* Update debconf template translations:
- Portuguese (Américo Monteiro) (Closes: #826779)
- Polish (Łukasz Dulny)
- Japanese (Victory)
- Russian (Yuri Kozlov) (Closes: #828772)
- German (Markus Hiereth)
- French (Jean-Pierre Giraud) (Closes: #830171)
* linux-check-removal: Fix substitution of package name in debconf title
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Update Swedish debconf template translation.
Thanks to Martin Bagge <> (Closes: #828725)
* Update Czech debconf template translation.
Thanks to Michal Simunek <> (Closes: #828944)
2016-06-06 - Ben Hutchings <>
linux-base (4.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add linux-check-removal command for use by package prerm scripts
- Override lintian warning and error for this unusual debconf usage
2016-06-05 - Ben Hutchings <>
linux-base (4.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Change source format to 3.0 (native) so that .git directory is excluded
by default
* Add manual page for linux-update-symlinks
* read_kernelimg_conf(): Quietly ignore settings used only by kernel-package
* debian/rules: Add build-{arch,indep} targets
* debian/control: Update policy version to 3.9.8; no changes required
2016-06-05 - Ben Hutchings <>
linux-base (4.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Adjust for migration to git:
- Add .gitignore files
- debian/control: Update Vcs-* fields (Closes: #824748)
* Add image_stem() and read_kernelimg_conf() functions to Perl module
* Add linux-update-symlinks command for use by package maintainer scripts

See Also

Package Description
linux-compiler-gcc-8-x86_4.19.67-2_i386.deb Compiler for Linux on x86 (meta-package)
linux-config-4.19_4.19.67-2_i386.deb Debian kernel configurations for Linux 4.19
linux-cpupower_4.19.67-2_i386.deb CPU power management tools for Linux
linux-doc-4.19_4.19.67-2_all.deb Linux kernel specific documentation for version 4.19
linux-doc_4.19+105+deb10u1_all.deb Linux kernel specific documentation (meta-package)
linux-headers-4.19.0-6-686-pae_4.19.67-2_i386.deb Header files for Linux 4.19.0-6-686-pae
linux-headers-4.19.0-6-686_4.19.67-2_i386.deb Header files for Linux 4.19.0-6-686
linux-headers-4.19.0-6-all-i386_4.19.67-2_i386.deb All header files for Linux 4.19 (meta-package)
linux-headers-4.19.0-6-all_4.19.67-2_i386.deb All header files for Linux 4.19 (meta-package)
linux-headers-4.19.0-6-common-rt_4.19.67-2_all.deb Common header files for Linux 4.19.0-6-rt
linux-headers-4.19.0-6-common_4.19.67-2_all.deb Common header files for Linux 4.19.0-6
linux-headers-4.19.0-6-rt-686-pae_4.19.67-2_i386.deb Header files for Linux 4.19.0-6-rt-686-pae
linux-headers-686-pae_4.19+105+deb10u1_i386.deb Header files for Linux 686-pae configuration (meta-package)
linux-headers-686_4.19+105+deb10u1_i386.deb Header files for Linux 686 configuration (meta-package)
linux-headers-rt-686-pae_4.19+105+deb10u1_i386.deb Header files for Linux rt-686-pae configuration (meta-package)