powertop - diagnose issues with power consumption and management

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name powertop
Package version 2.6.1
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 637 B
Download size 174.61 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and
power management. In addition to being a diagnostic tool, PowerTOP also
has an interactive mode you can use to experiment with various power
management settings, for cases where the Linux distribution has not
enabled those settings.
PowerTOP reports which components in the system are most likely to blame
for higher-than-needed power consumption, ranging from software
applications to active components in the system. Detailed screens are
available for CPU C and P states, device activity, and software activity.


Package Version Architecture Repository
powertop_2.6.1-1_amd64.deb 2.6.1 amd64 Debian Main
powertop - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libncursesw5 >= 5.6+20070908
libnl-3-200 >= 3.2.7
libnl-genl-3-200 >= 3.2.7
libpci3 >= 1:3.2.1-1
libstdc++6 >= 4.4.0
libtinfo5 -


Type URL
Binary Package powertop_2.6.1-1_i386.deb
Source Package powertop

Install Howto

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




2014-07-23 - Julian Wollrath <jwollrath@web.de>
powertop (2.6.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/watch: adjust to new URL. 
* Change architectures to linux-any, since ia64 is not a release
architecture anymore.
* New upstream release.
+ Drop now obsolete patch.
* Update year in debian/copyright.
* Drop automake from B-D (pulled in by dh-autoreconf anyways).
2013-11-23 - Julian Wollrath <jwollrath@web.de>
powertop (2.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Only build for supported architectures.
* New upstream release (Closes: #695890, #726539).
+ Use dh-autoreconf to make it build with automake 1.14.
+ Add patch to not use csstoh.sh.
* Bump standards version to 3.9.5, no changes needed.
2013-09-02 - Julian Wollrath <jwollrath@web.de>
powertop (2.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/copyright: Add missing copyright notices.
* Add myself as co-maintainer.
* Add postrm script to remove /var/cache/powertop when purging
(Closes: #680510).
* Change architecture to linux-any, since it is a linux specific package.
* Change package description to something more descriptive.
* Add debug package (Closes: #679579).
* Remove unneeded copy of the manpage, use the upstream one instead.
* Disable silent rules during build.
2013-08-30 - Jose Luis Rivas <ghostbar@debian.org>
powertop (2.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #685607, #695893, #659517, #686699, #705993)
* debian/control:
+ Jose Luis Rivas's email to `ghostbar@debian.org`.
+ Remove build-dependency on `cdbs`. No need anymore.
+ Add dependency on `automake` so `config.{guess,sub}` are auto-updated on
+ Standards-Version to 3.9.4.
+ Swap on fields maintainer and uploaders.
+ Add Vcs-* fields.
* debian/watch: upstream changed to `tar.gz` from `tar.bz2`, so reports on
newer versions were failing to be accurate. (Closes: #695891)
* Acknowledging NMU's.
* debian/rules: Simple dh format.
* debian/patches: changes applied upstream. No need anymore.
* debian/copyright: update to copyright-format/1.0
2013-04-21 - Jonathan Wiltshire <jmw@debian.org>
powertop (2.0-0.3) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add patch long-process-names-nullterm.patch to prevent a crash
on paticularly long process names (Closes: #682388)
2012-06-30 - Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
powertop (2.0-0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Drop debian/patches/fix_libnl_version.patch. This patch actually doesn't
make any sense and only causes a FTBFS on ia64 since it modifies
configure.ac without properly updating the build system afterwards.
(Closes: #679629)
2012-06-26 - Julian Wollrath <jwollrath@web.de>
powertop (2.0-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* New upstream version (Closes: #665695, #672555, #652466, #638300)
* Build against libnl3 (Closes: #656421)
* Add manpage, cherry-picked from upstream sources (Closes: #564847)
* Update watch and copyright file (Closes: #650063, #634218)
* Bump standards version to 3.9.3 (no changes needed)
* Change debian/compat to 9
* Add patch to fix issues with building against libnl-3
* Change build depencies from libnl2-dev to libnl-3-dev and libnl-genl-3-dev
* Drop no longer needed patches fix_prefix_in_manpage.patch,
fix_NR_perf_event_open_on_ia64.patch, fix_csstoh_on_sparc
* Change priority from optional to extra, hence the problem on the QA page
is addressed which states, that there is a override from optional to
2012-05-27 - gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
powertop (1.97-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Fix FTBFS with gcc 4.7 by fixing missing <unistd.h> includes
(Closes: #667329).
2011-03-17 - Patrick Winnertz <winnie@debian.org>
powertop (1.97-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix a build failure on ia64
* Add a return(0) at the end of csstoh.c to 
as sparc seems to defaults to exit code 3

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