sysvinit - System-V-like init utilities

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name sysvinit
Package version 2.88dsf
Package release 41+deb7u1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 230 B
Download size 127.95 KB
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This package contains programs required for booting
a Debian system and doing basic process management.
The most important program in the package is /sbin/init.
It is the first process started on boot and continues
to run as process number 1 until the system halts. All
other processes are descended from it.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sysvinit_2.88dsf-41+deb7u1_amd64.deb 2.88dsf amd64 Debian Main
sysvinit - - -


Name Value
debianutils >= 4
file-rc -
initscripts >= 2.88dsf-13.3
libc6 >= 2.11
libselinux1 >= 1.32
libsepol1 >= 1.14
sysv-rc -
sysvinit-utils >= 2.86.ds1-66


Type URL
Binary Package sysvinit_2.88dsf-41+deb7u1_i386.deb
Source Package sysvinit

Install Howto

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




2013-07-14 - Roger Leigh <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-41+deb7u1) stable-proposed-updates; urgency=low
[ Roger Leigh ]
* Correct the Breaks on bootchart to ensure that all broken
versions are removed on upgrade (Closes: #694252).  Break
bootchart << 0.10~svn407-4 to ensure that 0.10~svn407-3.3
and earlier are removed.
2013-02-07 - Roger Leigh <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-41) unstable; urgency=low
[ Roger Leigh ]:
* sysvinit postinst always creates /etc/inittab if absent during
configuration (Closes: #700051).
2013-02-03 - Roger Leigh <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-40) unstable; urgency=low
[ Roger Leigh ]:
* Don't restart init on GNU/Hurd (Closes: #663009).
* Handle PID detection more robustly, to work better with containers
(Closes: #699523).  Always use PID1, which avoids the need for
fragile pidof usage.
* Handle ischroot more gracefully on failure (Closes: #699566).
2013-01-26 - Roger Leigh <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-39) unstable; urgency=low
[ Roger Leigh ]:
* initscripts postinst calls urandom, not (Closes: #698966).
* sysvinit postinst unconditionally creates a compatibility initctl
link to ensure the migration to /run won't fail (Closes: #663009).
2013-01-23 - Roger Leigh <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-38) unstable; urgency=low
[ Roger Leigh ]:
* If pidof fails in the sysvinit postinst or initscripts, default
to PID 1 (for /sbin/init) (Closes: #663009).
* Make fstab globbing in initscripts completely robust.
2013-01-14 - Roger Leigh <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-37) unstable; urgency=low
[ Roger Leigh ]
* initscripts: Remove all use of shell heredocs in shell libraries;
these require a writable /tmp which will not be guaranteed to be
present in early boot (Closes: #697994).
2013-01-11 - Roger Leigh <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-36) unstable; urgency=low
[ Roger Leigh ]
* initscripts:
- Handle globbing of /etc/fstab.d/* safely.
- Correct erroneous error that an entry for /dev/shm existed in
/etc/fstab when no entry was present (Closes: #697537).
2012-12-17 - Roger Leigh <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-35) unstable; urgency=low
[ David Prévot ]
* Fix German translation charset.
[ Roger Leigh ]
* initscripts:
- To permit enabling of dependency-based boot, add Breaks on older
versions of bootchart.  Thanks to Andreas Beckmann.
Closes: #694252.
- To work around a bug in the Oracle database, which has a faulty
check for /dev/shm, continue to mount a tmpfs on /dev/shm rather
than /run/shm if one is defined in /etc/fstab.  Closes: #694379.
* sysvinit-utils:
- Add Breaks: upstart (<< 1.5-1) to avoid breaking the boot with
older versions of upstart.  Closes: #694961.
2012-11-16 - Steve Langasek <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-34) unstable; urgency=low
[ Roger Leigh ]
* initscripts: Don't run mountall until checkroot-bootclean is finished.
[ Steve Langasek ]
* initscripts.postinst: hide from lintian the fact that we're removing
/dev/shm, since otherwise a buggy lintian check prevents us from
uploading legitimate code to the archive.
2012-11-16 - Steve Langasek <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-33) unstable; urgency=low
[ David Prévot ]
* Updated debconf translations:
- es.  Thanks to Javier Fernández-Sanguino.  Closes: #686774, #682560.
- pt_BR.  Thanks to Adriano Rafael Gomes.  Closes: #686906.
[ Roger Leigh ]
* All bootclean scripts run before bootmisc.  Closes: #677097.
[ Steve Langasek ]
* when running under upstart, emit an 'unmounted-remote-filesystems' event
when we're done unmounting in so that upstart can finish
shutting down.
* make the startpar bridge track stopped jobs, not just started ones;
required for us to have a smooth event-based shutdown with upstart.

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