keyutils - Linux Key Management Utilities

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name keyutils
Package version 1.5.9
Package release 5+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 167 B
Download size 51.41 KB
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Keyutils is a set of utilities for managing the key retention facility in the
kernel, which can be used by filesystems, block devices and more to gain and
retain the authorization and encryption keys required to perform secure


Package Version Architecture Repository
keyutils_1.5.9-5+b1_i386.deb 1.5.9 i386 Debian Main
keyutils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libkeyutils1 >= 1.5.9


Type URL
Binary Package keyutils_1.5.9-5+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package keyutils

Install Howto

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




2014-07-26 - Christian Kastner <>
keyutils (1.5.9-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- Also exclude arm64 from maxdesclen test, fixing a FTBFS. Closes: #754206
* debian/patches (refreshed):
- 0009-Use-bash-to-execute-the-tests.patch
Refreshed DEP3 headers
2014-06-04 - Christian Kastner <>
keyutils (1.5.9-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- On mips, mipsel, and sparc, add a build flag disabling tests for maximum
description length. These tests appear to be too strict. Fixes a FTBFS on
this platforms. Closes: #749657
* debian/patches (added):
- 0016-Disable-maxdesclen-tests-on-mipsel-sparc
On some platforms, the maximum description length seems to be longer than
assumed by the tests (verified manually), so we add a build flag that
allows us to disable those tests.
2014-05-29 - Christian Kastner <>
keyutils (1.5.9-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches (updated):
- 0011-Disable-some-tests
Do not completely disable tests requiring big_key support (see below)
* debian/patches (added):
- Add patch 0014-Conditionalize-tests-based-on-kernel-version
Check the kernel version before running some tests to make sure that the
currently running kernel supports the features they require, thereby
avoiding a FTBFS on buildds with older kernels. Closes: #749657
- Add patch 0015-Insert-delay-in-key-invalidation-test
Cherry-picked from upstream
2014-05-26 - Christian Kastner <>
keyutils (1.5.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- Skip build-time tests requiring installed version. Fixes FTBFS on all
* debian/patches (added):
- 0013-Enable-skipping-test-requiring-installation
Allow skipping of tests requiring an installation. The request2 and
prequest2 require the /sbin/request-key helper, but the kernel looks for
this in the real root (outside of any chroot).

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