blktool - tune low-level block device parameters

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name blktool
Package version 4
Package release 6.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 63 B
Download size 15.67 KB
Official Mirror
blktool is used for querying and/or changing settings of a block
device.  It is like hdparm but a more general tool, as it works on
SCSI, IDE and SATA devices.
This program is for those who know what they're doing and should be
used it at your own risk as it could cause damage to your hardware.


Package Version Architecture Repository
blktool_4-6.1_amd64.deb 4 amd64 Debian Main
blktool - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.12.0


Type URL
Binary Package blktool_4-6.1_i386.deb
Source Package blktool

Install Howto

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




2011-11-14 - gregor herrmann <>
blktool (4-6.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "FTBFS: util.c:31:3: error: format not a string literal and no
format arguments [-Werror=format-security]": add patch
0002-fix-string-error.patch from Eric Alexander which adds a format
arugment (closes: #643359).
2010-02-14 - Stefan Bauer <>
blktool (4-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump Standards to 3.8.4
* Added patch to fix two typos in manpage 
* Modified watch file again to show current available version correctly
2009-09-03 - Stefan Bauer <>
blktool (4-5) unstable; urgency=low
* New Maintainer (Closes: #420370)
* Acknowledge NMU changes
* Fixed lintian warnings
* Fixed debian/watch file
2007-08-05 - Eric Dorland <>
blktool (4-4) unstable; urgency=low
* The "I don't love you anymore" release.
* debian/control:
- Set Maintainer to QA Group, orphaning the package.
- Update Standards-Version to
- Add XS-Vcs-* headers for its new git repo.
2006-08-05 - Eric Dorland <>
blktool (4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/watch: Add watch file.
* debian/control: Upgrade Standards-Version to 
2005-04-10 - Eric Dorland <>
blktool (4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Tweak descriptions to make them more friendly, per the
ftp-master's advice.
2005-01-21 - Eric Dorland <>
blktool (4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #291495)

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