initscripts - scripts for initializing and shutting down the system

Property Value
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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Description -


Package Version Architecture Repository
initscripts_2.88dsf-59.10_i386.deb 2.88dsf i386 Debian Main
initscripts - - -


Name Value
coreutils >= 5.93
debianutils >= 4
file-rc -
lsb-base >= 3.2-14
mount >= 2.11x-1
openrc -
sysv-rc -
sysvinit-utils >= 2.88dsf-59.5


Type URL
Binary Package initscripts_2.88dsf-59.10_amd64.deb
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 It is obsolete now that we use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)

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