blktap-utils - utilities to work with VHD disk images files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name blktap-utils
Package version 2.0.90
Package release 3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 297 B
Download size 104.59 KB
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The Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) is an open source enterprise-ready server
virtualization and cloud computing platform, delivering the Xen Hypervisor
with support for a range of guest operating systems. This package is part
of it. It implements the userland part of the blktap driver.
Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) is a file format standard which maps logical hard disk
contents to a physical disk image format, which can then be more efficiently
stored in a variety of different storage types, such as file systems or
logical volumes.
VHDs are container files storing block metadata alongside a virtual disk's
contents, in a single disk image. The metadata enables advanced storage
backend capabilities, such as thin provisioning, disk image snapshotting, and
coalescing of differencing disks.
This package contains user utilities to inspect, test, and manipulate
Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) images through libvhd, and the control utilities
needed to create destroy and manipulate devices ('tap-ctl'), the 'tapdisk'
driver program to perform tap devices I/O, and a number of image drivers.


Package Version Architecture Repository
blktap-utils_2.0.90-3_amd64.deb 2.0.90 amd64 Debian Main
blktap-utils - - -


Name Value
blktap-dkms -
libaio1 >= 0.3.93
libblktapctl0 = 2.0.90-3
libc6 >= 2.15
libuuid1 >= 2.16
libvhd0 = 2.0.90-3
libvhdio-2.0.90 = 2.0.90-3


Type URL
Binary Package blktap-utils_2.0.90-3_i386.deb
Source Package blktap

Install Howto

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




2014-09-05 - Nanakos Chrysostomos <>
blktap (2.0.90-3) unstable; urgency=high
* Fix failing to call io_setup with EINVAL (Closes: #760504).
* Add uuid-dev dependency in blktap-dev package (Closes: #738720).
* Add Nanakos Chrysostomos in Uploaders field.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.5.
2012-10-23 - Thomas Goirand <>
blktap (2.0.90-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixes bashism in /bin/sh script in part/vhdpartx (Closes: #690630).
* Fixes wrong paragraph separation in package description (Closes: #699845).
* Added a debian/gbp.conf.
* Fixes FTBFS with gcc 4.8, thanks to Matthias Klose <> for
reporting, and Juhani Numminen <> for sending a
patch to fix it (Closes: #701248).
* Switching to debhelper and compat 9.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.4.
* Canonical VCS fields.
2011-07-21 - Thomas Goirand <>
blktap (2.0.90-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #635115)

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