insserv - boot sequence organizer using LSB init.d script dependency information

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename insserv_1.14.0-5_i386.deb
Package name insserv
Package version 1.14.0
Package release 5
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin::boot admin::configuring implemented-in::c interface::commandline misc role::program scope::utility use::configuring
License -
Maintainer Petter Reinholdtsen <>
Download size 63.18 KB
Installed size 182.00 KB
The insserv program is used by the standard SysV-based init system. It
updates the order of symlinks in /etc/rc?.d/ based on dependencies
specified by LSB headers in the init.d scripts themselves.
These declared relations between scripts make it possible to optimize
the boot sequence for the currently installed set of packages, while
detecting and rejecting dependency loops.
Using insserv incorrectly can result in an unbootable system.


Package Version Architecture Repository
insserv_1.14.0-5_amd64.deb 1.14.0 amd64 Debian Main
insserv - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package insserv_1.14.0-5_i386.deb
Source Package insserv

Install Howto

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




2012-11-18 - Kel Modderman <>
insserv (1.14.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Add +mountall-bootclean to $local_fs virtual facility definition in
insserv.conf. (Closes: #693371)
* Add test_bootmisc_order test to suite to verify the mountall-bootclean
dependency works as expected.
2012-07-05 - Kel Modderman <>
insserv (1.14.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Provide machine parseable output which may be used by file-rc to calculate
dynamic sequence number for each script. (Closes: #573004)
* Use "overrides" instead of "overwrites" and define defaults as "LSB
defaults" when emitting warnings. (Closes: #668559)
* Remove upstart jobs created by test_insserv_upstart at end of test.
* Remove config snippets made by test_local_virtual at end of test.
2012-04-09 - Kel Modderman <>
insserv (1.14.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledge NMUs, thanks Christian & Luk.
* Use source format 3.0 (quilt), drop build dependency on quilt.
Remove debian/README.source.
* Use dh at compat level 8, significantly reduce debian/rules and
build depend on debhelper >= 8.
* Use dh_bash-completion dh sequence utility to install completion
snippet, rename snippet to debian/insserv.bash-completion and build
depend on bash-completion.
* Use dpkg-buildflags to set default CFLAGS & LDFLAGS and get noopt
handling for free. 130_crossbuild_fixes.patch allows upstream
Makefile defaults for COPTS, LDFLAGS & CC to be overridden by the
environment variables exported by debian/rules. Also decouple `make
check' from `make install' to ease cross building. Set & export CC
environment variable in debian/rules to (hopefully) allow cross
building. (Closes: #629540, #629539, #666212)
* Patch upstream Makefile to execute Debian testsuite instead of
common suite.
* Update to Standards-Version 3.9.3, no changes in policy warranted
changes in packaging.
* Refresh patch series.
* Suggest the actively maintained bootchart2 instead of the doormant
bootchart package. (Closes: #599012)
* Update insserv package description. (Closes: #549327)
* Undocument the CONCURRENCY feature and add a reference to a modern
discussion about the status of init systems in Debian. (Closes: #605368)
* Add test_invalid_core_string to test conditions described in
* Correctly quote here statements in test_undetected_loop with non-
interpolating quotation marks. Make test unconditionally fatal now
that test is not incorrectly interpolating $local_fs in script headers.
* Add 150_core_string_test.patch from Ben Harris <> to
fix inconsistent filtering of core dumps. (Closes: #611292)
* Fix manual page reference to init(8). (Closes: #634150)
* Purge update-rc.d-insserv & update-bootsystem-insserv as per
Petter's advice in changelog entry for version 1.12.0-11. sysv-rc >>
2.87dsf-2 takes care of all that stuff now.
* No longer provide LSB dependency overrides for obsolete (etch or
before) packages such as hotplug, modutils, initrd-tools and devfsd.
(Closes: #545164, #545165, #545166, #545169)
* Mention when insserv should (not) be used and how update-rc.d is
almost always the interface you want to use. (Closes: #566352)
* Use the package short summary in the manual page too, it mentions
the keyword "dependency". (Closes: #609655)
* Update debian/watch file for sysvinit project site.
2012-01-15 - Christian Perrier <>
insserv (1.14.0-2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Danish (Joe Hansen).  Closes: #619657
- Slovak (Slavko).  Closes: #641960
- Bokmål, (Bjørn Steensrud).  Closes: #654871
2011-03-19 - Luk Claes <>
insserv (1.14.0-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Drop definition of $portmap (Closes: #564501).
* Add unbound to definition of $named (Closes: #602901).

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