strace - A system call tracer

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name strace
Package version 4.5.20
Package release 2.3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 300 B
Download size 118.98 KB
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strace is a system call tracer, i.e. a debugging tool which prints out
a trace of all the system calls made by a another process/program.
The program to be traced need not be recompiled for this, so you can
use it on binaries for which you don't have source.
System calls and signals are events that happen at the user/kernel
interface. A close examination of this boundary is very useful for bug
isolation, sanity checking and attempting to capture race conditions.


Package Version Architecture Repository
strace_4.5.20-2.3_amd64.deb 4.5.20 amd64 Debian Main
strace - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3


Type URL
Binary Package strace_4.5.20-2.3_i386.deb
Source Package strace

Install Howto

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




2011-03-22 - Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <>
strace (4.5.20-2.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add sh4 to arch list.
* Add powerpcspe to arch list (Closes: #579842).
2011-03-09 - Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <>
strace (4.5.20-2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add sh4 to arch list (Closes: #537105).
2011-02-24 - Konstantinos Margaritis <>
strace (4.5.20-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* NMU, added armhf support. (Closes: #596960)
2010-05-04 - Frederik Schüler <>
strace (4.5.20-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add missing sparc syscall defines to fix FTBFS on sparc.
2010-04-13 - Frederik Schüler <>
strace (4.5.20-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Dmitry V. Levin ]
* New upstream version.
+ Corrected decoding of 64bit syscalls, closes: #570603
+ Corrected getsockopt decoding on architectures where
sizeof(long) > sizeof(int), closes: #494844
+ Corrected decoding of epoll_pwait, closes: #513014
+ Implemented -C option to combine regular and -c output, closes: #466196
[ Frederik Schüler ]
* Update standards-version to 3.8.4.
* debian/rules: allow parallel building.
* debian/rules: comment out verbose build, only needed for debugging.
* debian/rules: clean up clean: target, dh_clean does most of the work
* debian/rules: use *-stamp instead of stamp-*, so dh_clean can tidy
up for us.
2010-01-26 - Frederik Schüler <>
strace (4.5.19-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add sparc64 to the architectures list, closes: #560062
* Fix FTBFS, thanks to Aurelien Jarno <> for pointing
out the solution. Closes: #560516
* Rebuild as normal package, closes: #566968
* Update standards-version to 3.8.3.
* Lower package priority to optional, matching the archive override.
* Add watch file.
2009-10-05 - Frederik Schüler <>
strace (4.5.19-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Dmitry V. Levin ]
* New upstream release.
+ Fixed FTBFS on armel, closes: #520084, #535564
+ Marked sendfile(2) as a network syscall, closes: #509499
+ Fixed syscall numbers for tee and sync_file_range, closes: #503124
+ Corrected accept(2) decoding, closes: #507573
+ Changed strace to exit/kill with traced process
exitcode/signal, closes: #37665
[ Frederik Schüler ]
* Move myself from uploaders to maintainers, and drop Roland from the list,
closes: #521458
* Apply hppa fixes, thanks to Carlos O'Donell <>
and Helge Deller <> for the fixes, closes: #546619, #437928
* Update standards-version to 3.8.1.
2009-03-09 - Frederik Schüler <>
strace (4.5.18-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release, closes: #515655
+ Fix FTBFS, closes: #518852
* Backported patch from CVS: Fix support for NUL-terminated
string, closes: #508484
* Build-depend on debhelper (>= 7.0.0).
2008-08-02 - Frederik Schüler <>
strace (4.5.17+cvs080723-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Pull Fix for sparc FTBFS from CVS, closes: #492774
* Make strace64 priority extra.
2008-07-23 - Frederik Schüler <>
strace (4.5.17+cvs080723-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream cvs snapshot.
- fixes arm and armel FTBFS.

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