initscripts - scripts for initializing and shutting down the system

Distribution: Debian Sid
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: initscripts
Package version: 2.88dsf
Package release: 59.10
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 205 B
Download size: 82.48 KB
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    Source package: sysvinit

    Install Howto

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


    2017-09-08 - Michael Biebl <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.10) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. * The init scripts provided by the bootlogd and initscripts package are specific to sysvinit/sysv-rc and should not be run when systemd is the active init system. To ensure that, mask those services by creating a symlink pointing at /dev/null which tells systemd to ignore those services. (Closes: #874685)

    2017-02-12 - Ian Jackson <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.9) unstable; urgency=medium [ Martin Pitt ] * Mark sysvinit-utils as Multi-Arch: foreign, like sysv-rc and initscripts. [ Michael Biebl ] * Demote priority of sysv-rc and initscripts to optional. [ Petter Reinholdtsen ] * Avoid remounting tmpfs, linprocfs and linsysfs on kFreeBSD (Closes: #833687). These file systems are not remountable. The change avoid a warning from mount. Based on Patch from Jon Boden. [ Ian Jackson ] * Add myself to Uploaders, as part of adopting the package. Closes:#811377 (RFA bug). * Add Benda Xu to Uploaders, as requested in #811377. [ Ben Hutchings ] * Keep /usr mounted read-only on shutdown (Closes: #757083)

    2016-07-20 - Michael Biebl <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.8) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. [ Benda Xu ] * Add openrc to the dependencies of initscripts and sysvinit-core. openrc is going to drop Provides: sysv-rc. [ Michael Biebl ] * Update Vcs-* fields to use the canonical alioth URLs and prefer https://. * Drop obsolete Conflicts, Breaks and Replaces from pre-wheezy. * Drop Suggests: sash from sysvinit-utils. It is obsolete now that we use the sulogin implementation from util-linux. * Move Suggests: bootlogd from sysvinit-utils to sysvinit-core. Under systemd, bootlogd is non-functional. So only suggest its installation when sysvinit-core is the active init system. (Closes: #754443) * Document that /etc/default/{rcS,tmpfs} are ignored when systemd is the active init system. (Closes: #776963) * Drop transitional sysvinit package. It has served its purpose for the wheezy → jessie transition and keeping it around for longer only leads to confusion as it doesn't setup /etc/inittab which is necessary to boot with SysV. This functionality has moved into sysvinit-core, which should be used instead in such a case. (Closes: #781766)

    2016-06-22 - Martin Pitt <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.7) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. * Drop sysvinit-utils' versioned Breaks: on initscripts, as this causes apt to fail upgrades because of Breaks/Depends loops on essential packages. Only keep the Replaces: for moving (Closes: #827705)

    2016-06-13 - Martin Pitt <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.6) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. * Bump versioned initscripts dependency to sysvinit-utils to ensure that we get the one with (Closes: #827212)

    2016-06-08 - Martin Pitt <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.5) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. [ Andreas Henriksson ] * bootlogd: mention it won't do anything under systemd (Closes: #791907) [ Martin Pitt ] * Move /lib/init/ from initscripts to sysvinit-utils. It's not specific to initscripts, but API for other init scripts similar to /lib/init/init-d-script. This will allow initscripts to drop from the default installation. (Closes: #826205) * Drop startpar dependency from sysvinit-utils. It's only being used by sysv-rc and remains a dependency of that. (Closes: #825937)