kexec-tools - tools to support fast kexec reboots

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name kexec-tools
Package version 2.0.7
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 289 B
Download size 78.34 KB
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This package provides tools to load a kernel into memory and then
"reboot" directly into that kernel using the kexec system call,
bypassing the normal boot process.


Package Version Architecture Repository
kexec-tools_2.0.7-5_i386.deb 2.0.7 i386 Debian Main
kexec-tools - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf -
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package kexec-tools_2.0.7-5_amd64.deb
Source Package kexec-tools

Install Howto

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




2014-11-24 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.7-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Deleted the extra "-x" from "#!/bin/sh -x" in kexec-load init
script (closes: Bug#770792)
2014-11-03 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.7-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Changed the way systemd presence is detected to make shutdown more
reliable (closes: Bug#766338, closes: Bug#767449)
2014-10-10 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.7-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fixed kexec-load init script so it will detect systemd
vs initV and load kexec kernel correctly (closes: Bug#764626)
* Added architecture ppc64el and started using dh_autoreconf
(closes: Bug#762628)
2014-10-08 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.7-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix build failure on ppc (closes: Bug#754609)
* Replaced s390 arch with s390x (closes: Bug#729451)
* Added patch from Roland to support powerpcspe (closes: Bug#734697)
* Added support for systemd (closes: Bug#764360, closes: Bug#699008)
* Enhanced kexec init scripts to work with systemd as well and now
"sudo reboot" from an X11 terminal works (closes: Bug#747119)
* Includes upstream fix to align initrd_base address to pagesize
(closes: Bug#756127)
* Added Turkish translation (closes: Bug#757510)
2014-07-09 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Refreshed patches to apply without offsets
* Stopped passing start/stop to update-rc.d
* Includes fix for multiboot image booting bug from upstream 
(closes: Bug#735360)
2013-11-08 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Removed crashdump_warning.patch since it is in upstream now
* Removed update_kexec_manpage.patch since it is in upstream now
* Updated watch file to look for more extensions that tgz and tar.gz, as 
suggested by someone on PTS
* Added support for parallel make (closes: Bug#727130)
* Added support for grub2's saved_entry (closes: Bug#699007)
2013-07-29 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.3-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop the dependency on grub2 which is not quite right 
(closes: Bug#717953, closes: Bug#718260)
2013-07-25 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed kexec-load init script to parse newer grub.cfg files correctly
(closes: Bug#714016)
* Replaced echo in kexec init script with printf to avoid bashism
(closes: Bug#701551)
* Fixed the "kexec -p" failure with kernel versions of the form x.y
(closes: Bug#708034)
* Updated japanese translation (Thank you Victory and Japanese Debian 
Developers) (closes: Bug#717206)
* Added mips and mipsel to supported architectures (closes: Bug#711274)
2013-01-13 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed the default for kexec to not be enabled, and changed the 
priority of debconf question for enabling kexec by default to
high (closes: Bug#638261)
* Handle the case of a separate /boot partition (closes: Bug#687956)
* Updated to use hardening rules
* Added full path to the calls to kexec in init scripts to make sure 
it works reliably.
* Added code to clear screen before rebooting (closes: Bug#606955)
2012-01-31 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Switched to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* Updated kexec and coldreboot man pages (closes: Bug#653197)
* Added armhf architecture (closes: Bug#645652)

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