upstart - event-based init daemon

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name upstart
Package version 1.6.1
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.04 KB
Download size 451.66 KB
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upstart is a replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles
starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during
shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.


Package Version Architecture Repository
upstart_1.6.1-1_amd64.deb 1.6.1 amd64 Debian Main
upstart - - -


Name Value
ifupdown >= 0.7.3
initscripts -
libc6 >= 2.9
libdbus-1-3 >= 1.2.16
libjson0 >= 0.10
libnih-dbus1 >= 1.0.0
libnih1 >= 1.0.0
libselinux1 >= 1.32
libudev0 >= 152
mountall -
sysv-rc -
sysvinit-utils >= 2.86.ds1-23
udev >= 175-7.1


Name Value
upstart-job -


Name Value
lxcguest -
startup-tasks -
system-services -
sysvinit -
upstart-compat-sysv -
upstart-job -


Name Value
startup-tasks -
system-services -
sysvinit -
upstart-compat-sysv -
upstart-job -


Type URL
Binary Package upstart_1.6.1-1_i386.deb
Source Package upstart

Install Howto

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




2012-12-10 - Steve Langasek <>
upstart (1.6.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Declare a Breaks: against old versions of cryptsetup which have upstart
jobs named in a way that will deadlock the boot.  (Ref: bug #694499)
* Make versioned build-dep on json-c (>= 0.10) explicit.
* Add debian/conf/dbus-reconnect.conf, to tell upstart to connect to the
system bus once dbus is started.  This is a temporary solution until
dbus in Debian has native upstart support.
2012-11-18 - Steve Langasek <>
upstart (1.6-3) unstable; urgency=low
* init/tests/test_job_process.c: don't test the blocked/ignored signal list
in a spawned job; this is not testing the upstart code but the
characteristics of the system, and the test is wrong because it assumes
the signal lists in /proc/self/status fit in an unsigned long int
- patently untrue on mips, where we have 128 signals for historical
2012-11-18 - Steve Langasek <>
upstart (1.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* init/tests/test_job_process.c: cherry-pick upstream fix for test which
was accidentally relying on a variable persisting after it's gone out of
* init/tests/test_job_process.c: drop change to print path in the test,     
should be fixed by the above.
* init/job_class.[ch]: instead of assuming a fixed value (0) as the
default nice value for job processes, use whatever the nice value of the
current process is.  This will be important later for user sessions
where an entire session may be started with a higher nice value; and it
fixes running the test suite as part of a nice'd build.
* init/tests/test_job_class.c: update test suite to match.
2012-11-17 - Steve Langasek <>
upstart (1.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Add build-dependency on libjson0-dev.
* Export $TERM in init/; the Debian buildds don't set this,
which results in test failures because of assumptions that it will be
* init/tests/test_job_process.c: tests are failing to re-exec the test
binary on mips for no clear reason; output the path so we can try to
* init/tests/test_job_process.c: amd64 build failed with an inscrutible
error from waitid().  Print errno on failure to try to diagnose this.

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