ksplice - Patching live kernel without having to reboot

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name ksplice
Package version 0.9.9
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 3.30 KB
Download size 500.19 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Ksplice allows system administrators to apply security patches to the
Linux kernel without having to reboot. Ksplice takes as input a source
code change in unified diff format and the kernel source code to be
patched, and it applies the patch to the corresponding running kernel.
The running kernel does not need to have been prepared in advance in any


Package Version Architecture Repository
ksplice_0.9.9-5_i386.deb 0.9.9 i386 Debian Main
ksplice - - -


Name Value
c-compiler -
gcc -
libc6 >= 2.14
patch -
perl -
rsync -
zlib1g >= 1:1.2.0


Type URL
Binary Package ksplice_0.9.9-5_amd64.deb
Source Package ksplice

Install Howto

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




2014-01-19 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.9-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix POD build failure, patch from Jiri Slab (Closes: #724179)
* Add libiberty-dev build-dep
2011-02-13 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.9-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Avoid passing libraries in LDFLAGS, use LIBS instead (Closes: #608693)
* Add armhf support (Closes: #604539)
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.1
* Fixed previously missing misc:Depends
2010-12-12 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.9-3) unstable; urgency=high
* Statically link against libbfd (Closes: #606282)
* Ensure compatibility with Debian 2.6.32 stock kernel
2009-08-31 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.9-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Medium urgency upload, as -1 got build from a wrong branch
* Added git-buildpackage custom config for this package repo
* Removed revision from binutils-dev build-dep, now backport-friendly
2009-08-29 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
+ Fixed installation to a prefix other than /usr/local (Closes: #542319)
* Updated Standards-Version to 3.8.3
+ Added debian/README.source
* Versioned binutils-dev build-dep, even if dynamic linking should be
avoided (Closes: #543041)
2009-07-25 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
+ Updated Ksplice for kernel 2.6.30
* Updated Standards-Version to 3.8.2
2009-03-14 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
+ Fixed a wrong-addressed relocations issue
+ Avoid double core compilation
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no changes needed)
2009-02-26 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
+ Fix various modules build failures (Closes: #515052)
2009-02-03 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
+ Added option to build Ksplice updates from Git commits
* debian/rules: Avoid double configuration when calling patch target
2008-11-29 - Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org>
ksplice (0.9.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
+ More detailed metadata for update tarballs
+ Updated for kernel 2.6.28

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kstars-data_4.14.2-1_all.deb data files for KStars desktop planetarium
kstars_4.14.2-1_amd64.deb desktop planetarium for KDE
kstart_4.1-3_amd64.deb Kerberos kinit supporting AFS and ticket refreshing
ksudoku_4.13.3-1_amd64.deb Sudoku puzzle game and solver
ksysguard_4.11.13-2_amd64.deb process monitor and system statistics
ksysguardd_4.11.13-2_amd64.deb System Guard Daemon
ksystemlog_4.14.0-1_amd64.deb system log viewer
kteatime_4.12.4-1_amd64.deb utility for making a fine cup of tea
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