util-linux - Miscellaneous system utilities

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name util-linux
Package version 2.20.1
Package release 5.3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.49 KB
Download size 643.82 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
This package contains a number of important utilities, most of which
are oriented towards maintenance of your system.  Some of the more
important utilities included in this package allow you to partition
your hard disk, view kernel messages, and create new filesystems.


Package Version Architecture Repository
util-linux_2.20.1-5.3_amd64.deb 2.20.1 amd64 Debian Main
util-linux - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
dpkg >= 1.15.4
initscripts -
install-info -
libblkid1 >= 2.20.1
libc6 >= 2.11
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libselinux1 >= 1.32
libslang2 >= 2.2.4
libtinfo5 -
libuuid1 >= 2.16
lsb-base >= 3.0-6
tzdata >= 2006c-2
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
linux32 -
schedutils -


Name Value
console-tools << 1:0.2.3-21
fdisk -
fstrim -
kbd << 1.05-3
linux32 -
schedutils -
setterm -


Name Value
e2fsprogs -
fdisk -
fstrim -
linux32 -
miscutils -
schedutils -
setterm -
sparc-utils -


Type URL
Binary Package util-linux_2.20.1-5.3_i386.deb
Source Package util-linux

Install Howto

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




2012-12-09 - David Prévot <taffit@debian.org>
util-linux (2.20.1-5.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Ship the /var/lib/libuuid/ directory in the package instead of creating it
in postinst. Closes: #694898
2012-09-09 - David Prévot <taffit@debian.org>
util-linux (2.20.1-5.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Drop the /etc/default/rcS update from postinst. (Closes: #676454)
[ Translation update ]
* French, David Prévot. Closes: #684225, #270584
* Vietnamese, Trần Ngọc Quân.
* Dutch, Benno Schulenberg.
* Polish, Michał Kułach. Closes: #685785
2012-06-22 - Hilko Bengen <bengen@debian.org>
util-linux (2.20.1-5.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* agetty: don't use log_err() for non-fatal errors
* agetty: Eliminate another log_err() call. Closes: #675569
* Fix watch file
2012-05-17 - LaMont Jones <lamont@debian.org>
util-linux (2.20.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
[Petr Uzel]
* sfdisk: fix calculation due to type mismatch (ix86)  Closes: #670127
[Eduard Bloch]
* Make sure we have non-null mount options.  Closes: #632118
[Francesco Del Degan]
* tries to umount /proc when told to umount /some/dir/proc without an
/etc/mtab entry.  Closes: #634107
[Pino Toscano]
* Deliver {c,}fdisk-udeb on hurd.  Closes: #672551
[Roger Leigh]
* Improve handling of the hardware clock
- Remove redundant hwclockfirst.sh and hwclock.sh.  The reason for
this redundant script existing (/etc/localtime not being present
until after /usr was mounted AFAICT) no longer exists.  The
hwclock script has been adjusted to run before checkroot.
Closes: #660365
- Migrate existing
UTC= setting in /etc/default/rcS to UTC/LOCAL in /etc/adjtime.
This removes needless duplication of the setting, and prevents the
behaviour of hwclock being overridden, and its configuration
overwritten every shutdown.  Closes: #554345
- The hwclock init scripts now use /etc/adjtime instead of the
--utc and --localtime options (based on the UTC setting).
- Add /etc/default/hwclock and hwclock(5) which permit
configuration without editing the initscript, and also document
all the undocumented variables used by the scripts.
Closes: #481357, #659654
- The udev hwclock-set script runs hwclock --tzset unconditionally
in all cases (it's a no-op for UTC).
- The user running "hwclock --systohc (--utc|--localtime)" is now
handled correctly.  The clock state is recorded in /etc/adjtime
and correctly handled on system restart.  This means the UTC
setting in /etc/default/rcS doesn't create problems by requiring
two separate changes (changing the UTC setting and running
hwclock) to do the same thing.
- Comment out the now-obsolete UTC= setting in /etc/default/rcS,
with a reference to /etc/adjtime and hwclock(8).
- systemd uses /etc/adjtime as for hwclock to store the hardware
clock UTC/LOCAL configuration.  This change means there's a
single place to store the hardware clock configuration for all
init systems.
2012-02-27 - LaMont Jones <lamont@debian.org>
util-linux (2.20.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
[Michał Kułach]
* Polish Debconf Translation.  Closes: #658507
[LaMont Jones]
* fix lintian error
* Drop broken Pre-Depends: multiarch-support on udeb.  Closes: #661562
[Roger Leigh]
* Support /etc/default/hwclock.  Closes: #659654
2012-02-24 - LaMont Jones <lamont@debian.org>
util-linux (2.20.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* fix lintian error

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