pcmciautils - PCMCIA utilities for Linux 2.6

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name pcmciautils
Package version 018
Package release 8
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 121 B
Download size 31.84 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
This package provides PCMCIA initialisation tools for Linux 2.6.13-rc1 or
later, replacing the old pcmcia-cs tools used with earlier kernel versions.
PCMCIA cards are commonly used in laptops to provide expanded capabilities
such as network connections, modems, increased memory, etc.
To use PCMCIA you need to have kernel modules available to support
it. These are included in the stock Debian 2.6 kernel packages. You
will most likely also need udev, although it isn't always required.
The wireless-tools package is required by many wireless network adapters.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pcmciautils_018-8_i386.deb 018 i386 Debian Main
pcmciautils - - -


Name Value
dpkg >=
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package pcmciautils_018-8_amd64.deb
Source Package pcmciautils

Install Howto

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




2012-06-25 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
pcmciautils (018-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Mark pcmciautils and pcmciautils-udeb Architecture: linux-any.
2012-06-22 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
pcmciautils (018-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dpkg-buildflags to enable hardening options.
2012-03-21 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
pcmciautils (018-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Prevent the upstream build system calling strip, and rely on dh_strip
instead to honour Debian policy requirements.
2012-02-11 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
pcmciautils (018-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dh_installdeb's maintscript support rather than writing it into
maintainer scripts by hand.  We now just pre-depend on a sufficient
version of dpkg rather than using 'dpkg-maintscript-helper supports
rm_conffile' guards.
2011-09-16 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
pcmciautils (018-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Add cross-compiling support.
2011-06-12 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
pcmciautils (018-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Also remove libsysfs-dev from build-deps.
2011-06-12 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
pcmciautils (018-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Per Olofsson ]
* Remove module-init-tools and lsb-base from Depends, since the init
script is now gone.
* Rename debian/pcmciautils.docs to debian/docs.
* Actually remove unnecessary-linkage.patch, not only from series.
* Add patch remove-libsysfs-dep.patch from upstream to remove
dependency on libsysfs. Closes: #627648.
[ Colin Watson ]
* Update Vcs-Bzr field for Alioth changes.
2011-04-25 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
pcmciautils (018-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Colin Watson ]
* udev rules are now installed in /lib/udev/rules.d/ (closes: #575830).
Preserve any user changes found in /etc/udev/pcmcia.rules.
* Convert to source format 3.0 (quilt) and DEP-3 patch tagging.
[ Per Olofsson ]
* New upstream release.
- Drop unnecessary-linkage.patch, applied upstream.
* Remove obsolete README.Debian.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2. No changes.
* Remove init script. Driver module should be loaded by udev or
/etc/modules. Add note to NEWS.Debian.
* Simplify debian/rules.
* Remove old cruft from maintainer scripts.
* Create /etc/pcmcia directory if it doesn't exist.
2010-01-05 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
pcmciautils (015-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Simplified the setting of sysfs attributes; requires udev 098.
* Vcs-Bzr is now an official field.
* Add a Homepage field.
* Don't link pcmcia-check-broken-cis against libsysfs; dpkg-shlibdeps
reports that it doesn't need it.
* The init script should either print a message and exit non-zero, or be
silent and exit zero, not somewhere in between. Of the cases where the
init script bails out, having an old kernel or not having udev enabled
are more or less error cases, but not having configured a bridge module
probably just means that you're on hardware that doesn't need this.
Regularise our output to make sense in light of this. Thanks to Kel
Modderman for reporting this.
* Upgrade to debhelper v7.
* Only list udev in init script's Should-Start, not Required-Start, and
require $local_fs to start first instead (thanks, Petter Reinholdtsen;
closes: #548621).
* Start init script before networking if possible (thanks, Petter
* Attempt to cope slightly better with udev not being installed (closes:
* Refer to versioned GPL file in debian/copyright.

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