sysvinit - System-V-like init utilities - transitional package

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name sysvinit
Package version 2.88dsf
Package release 59
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 122 B
Download size 97.60 KB
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This package depends on init, which is an essential package that
pulls in the default init system. Starting with jessie, this will be
systemd on Linux. It facilitates a smooth transition and provides a
fallback SysV init binary which can be used to boot the system via the
init=/lib/sysvinit/init kernel command line parameter in case the
system fails to start after the switch to systemd.
If your system successfully boots with systemd or if you have chosen
to stick with sysvinit-core, this package can be removed safely.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sysvinit_2.88dsf-59_i386.deb 2.88dsf i386 Debian Main
sysvinit - - -


Name Value
init -
libc6 >= 2.15
libselinux1 >= 1.32
libsepol1 >= 1.14


Type URL
Binary Package sysvinit_2.88dsf-59_amd64.deb
Source Package sysvinit

Install Howto

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




2015-04-06 - Adam Conrad <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-59) unstable; urgency=medium
* Call 'systemctl daemon-reload' after any insserv call if systemd
is the system init to pick up changes (Closes: #766429, #774799)
2014-11-11 - Petter Reinholdtsen <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-58) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix typo in invoke-rc.d breaking upstart installations (Closes:
2014-10-26 - Petter Reinholdtsen <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-57) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
2014-10-25 - Petter Reinholdtsen <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-56) experimental; urgency=medium
[ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* service & invoke-rc.d: in upstart interfacing code, check that the job
is actually known to upstart. This is because during upgrades, pid 1
might still be an older upstart which may not yet support syntax of
the newly unpacked jobs, thus sysv-init script should be continued to
be used instead. (Closes: #745503)
* service & invoke-rc.d: unset UPSTART_SESSION environment variable to
make sure all upstart initctl commands are executed against system
init and not the session one. (Closes: #745505)
* service: in upstart interfacing code, map "force-reload" to restart as
per Debian policy 9.3.2, since there is no way to know for-sure if a
reload is supported (Closes: #746795).
[ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
* Adjust the sysvinit/hurd-fix-inittab debconf template to no longer
claim sysvinit have never been used on hurd.  It is not true any
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Add necessary Conflicts/Replaces against systemd-sysv and upstart to
sysvinit-core.  Closes: #751589.
* Confirm SRU fixing circular dependency of mountnfs ifupdown hook when
running with systemd. Closes: #746587.
[ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
* Update Vcs links in control file to the correct paths.
* Correct code in update-rc.d looking for insserv to look in
/usr/lib/insserv/insserv every time insserv is used, not only
only one of the relevant code blocks.
2014-08-03 - Michael Biebl <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-55.3) experimental; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Since the new "init" metapackage has taken over the role to ensure an init
system is installed at all times, drop the Essential: yes flag from
sysvinit and demote its priority to optional so this package is no longer
pulled in on new installations on Linux. Make sysvinit depend on "init" so
this new package is installed on upgrades.
* Provide a fallback SysV init binary in the sysvinit package which can be
used to boot the system via init=/lib/sysvinit/init even if systemd is the
default init system and /sbin/init is provided by systemd-sysv.
* Demote the priority of sysvinit-core to extra so it is no longer installed
by default on Linux.
2014-06-08 - Michael Biebl <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-55.2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Fix a formatting error in mountnfs which turned a tab character into
2014-06-06 - Michael Biebl <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-55.1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Skip the mountnfs hook when being triggered by the networking SysV init
script and instead use the systemd built-in mechanisms to mount remote
file systems.
This avoids a deadlock caused by the rpcbind SysV init script depending
on $network and the $network LSB facility being provided by the networking
SysV init script. (Closes: #746587)

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