corekeeper - enable core files and report crashes to the sysadmin

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Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name corekeeper
Package version 1.6
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 33 B
Download size 5.51 KB
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corekeeper_1.6_i386.deb 1.6 i386 Debian Main
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Binary Package corekeeper_1.6_amd64.deb
Source Package corekeeper

Install Howto

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




2015-11-12 - Paul Wise <>
corekeeper (1.6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Prevent installation with other core dump handlers:
* Bump Standards-Version, no changes needed
2013-11-21 - Paul Wise <>
corekeeper (1.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Print new cores, deleted cores then old cores
* Don't use systemctl unless systemd is running as init
* Bump debhelper compat to 9
* Fix typo: extra -a in the call to test
* Bump Standards-Version, no changes needed
2013-05-25 - Paul Wise <>
corekeeper (1.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Set core patterns before setuid options (Closes: #708128)
2013-04-29 - Paul Wise <>
corekeeper (1.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix purging the package (Closes: #706372)
2013-04-25 - Paul Wise <>
corekeeper (1.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump version number higher than the previous package in Debian
* Fix a typo in the postinst script
2013-04-25 - Paul Wise <>
corekeeper (1.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ben Pfaff ]
* Eliminate dependency on tmpreaper, by deleting stale core files from
/var/log/core by hand. (incidentally Closes: #603360)
* debian/copyright: Fix punctuation.
* Properly implement Lintian override for directory permissions.
* Switch from an init script to sysctl (from Paul Wise <>).
[ Paul Wise ]
* Re-upload to Debian (Closes: #695901)
* Change the maintainer to me, Ben doesn't have time
* Moved the git repository to collab-maint
* Use maintscript support from dh_installdeb for maintainer scripts
* Package complies with policy 3.9.4
* Use dh --parallel
* Add support for kFreeBSD (Closes: #602946)
* Use the full path to the executable
* Use less commands in the cron job
* Hide core filenames for privacy on multi-user systems
* Exit the cron job when the package has been removed but not purged
* Activate the sysctl settings on package installation and upgrade on Linux
* Re-write the package description
* The packaging has been completely rewritten, update copyright
* Delete all remaining core files and directories on removal and purge
* Switch from /var/log/core to the more FHS compliant /var/crash
* Do not use shell metacharacters in core filenames
* Name the core files *.core to differentiate them from other
files in /var/crash like Linux kernel crashdumps.
* Move corekeeper-dump to /var/lib since it is only run by the Linux
kernel and not by any users or sysadmins.
* Do as much as possible to turn off the effects of corekeeper when
the package is removed or purged.
2010-11-10 - Ben Pfaff <>
corekeeper (1.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.

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