plymouth - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name plymouth
Package version 0.9.0
Package release 9
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 820 B
Download size 198.98 KB
Official Mirror
Plymouth provides a boot-time I/O multiplexing framework - the most obvious
use for which is to provide an attractive graphical animation in place of
the text messages that normally get shown during boot. (The messages are
instead redirected to a logfile for later viewing.) However, in event-driven
boot systems Plymouth can also usefully handle user interaction such as
password prompts for encrypted file systems.
This package provides the basic framework, enabling a text-mode animation.


Package Version Architecture Repository
plymouth_0.9.0-9_amd64.deb 0.9.0 amd64 Debian Main
plymouth - - -


Name Value
dracut -
init-system-helpers >= 1.18
initramfs-tools -
libc6 >= 2.10
libdrm2 >= 2.4.25
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
libudev1 >= 183
multiarch-support -


Name Value
console-common -


Name Value
plymouth-drm << 0.9.0-6~
plymouth-themes << 0.9.0-8~


Type URL
Binary Package plymouth_0.9.0-9_i386.deb
Source Package plymouth

Install Howto

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




2014-11-17 - Sjoerd Simons <>
plymouth (0.9.0-9) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Laurent Bigonville ]
* debian/control: Add a dependency against init-system-helpers as we are
explicitly using deb-systemd-helper in the plymouth postinst script
(Closes: #767937)
* debian/local/plymouth.hook: Test if the plugin is present on disk before
trying to copy it to the initramfs (Closes: #767170)
* debian/control: Reword the package description. (Closes: #768350)
Thanks to Justin B Rye <>
* debian/local/plymouth.hook: Properly copy .plymouth file into the
initramfs for themes that are not shipping images, this should fix the
tribar theme.
[ Sjoerd Simons ]
* debian/patches/debian/patches/utils-Don-t-create-unix-sockets-non-blocking.patch:
+ Added. Don't open unix socket connections as non-blocking as the read
function assume blocking sockets. Fixes plymouth failing to query the
password from the user  (Closes: #763276)
2014-10-26 - Laurent Bigonville <>
plymouth (0.9.0-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Move the from plymouth-themes to the main plymouth package
(Closes: #764644)
* debian/patches/drop-systemd-vconsole-setup-service.patch: Remove
references to systemd-vconsole-setup.service as it isn't shipped in Debian
(Closes: #755194)
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no further changes)
2014-08-10 - Sjoerd Simons <>
plymouth (0.9.0-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add d/p/libply-splash-core-also-monitor-for-file-removal-in-.patch
- Correctly detect the end of coldplugging with udev (>= 213)
2014-07-30 - Laurent Bigonville <>
plymouth (0.9.0-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* New maintainer (Closes: #756075)
* Move the frame-buffer and drm renderers into the main plymouth package and
always install them in the initramfs, this should fix the issue where the
splash is not shown for some users (Closes: #752752)
* Move the libply-splash-graphics library to the main package and the themes
related .so files to the -themes package, this is effectively killing the
-drm package
* Add debian/watch file
* debian/rules:
- Tell dh_makeshlibs to exclude plugins from shlibs file
- Minimize the runtime dependencies by calling dh_autoreconf with
--as-needed and passing the same flag to LDFLAGS
- Pass --disable-silent-rules to the configure
* debian/control:
- Fix short description for plymouth-x11 package to please lintian
- Use ${misc:Pre-Depends} instead of hardcoding multiarch-support package
- Update the Vcs-* fields
* debian/local/plymouth.hook: Always copy and in the
initramfs as they are used as fallbacks
* Add debian/patches/0009-use-correct-utf8-multibyte-sequence.patch: This
should fix the character displayed in the text theme (Closes: #756244)
* Add plymouth-{themes,x11}.postrm: Also regenerate the initramfs when these
two packages are removed
* debian/plymouth.dirs: Create /var/lib/plymouth on installation, this
directory is needed to store boot-duration file
* debian/plymouth.lintian-overrides: Override
init.d-script-depends-on-all-virtual-facility, we really want to be the
last to be started so the splash screen stays until the end of the boot
* Drop debian/patches/0006-initscript-aliases.patch and use symlinks instead
to mask the LSB initscripts
* debian/plymouth.postinst, d/p/0010-revert-systemd-wantedby.patch: The
WantedBy option in the .service files was useless as they are already
statically enabled and has been removed, we also need to cleanup i-s-h
related files on upgrade
* Add debian/gbp.conf file
2014-07-25 - Daniel Baumann <>
plymouth (0.9.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* I don't care anymore, not worth it.. orphaning.

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