acct - GNU Accounting utilities for process and login accounting

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename acct_6.6.4-2_i386.deb
Package name acct
Package version 6.6.4
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin admin::accounting admin::user-management interface::daemon role::program suite::gnu use::monitor use::storing use::viewing works-with::logfile works-with::software:running
License -
Maintainer Debian Security Tools <>
Download size 108.10 KB
Installed size 334.00 KB


Package Version Architecture Repository
acct_6.6.4-2_amd64.deb 6.6.4 amd64 Debian Main
acct - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
lsb-base -


Type URL
Binary Package acct_6.6.4-2_i386.deb
Source Package acct

Install Howto

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




2018-08-23 - Raphaël Hertzog <>
acct (6.6.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Lukas Schwaighofer ]
* Team upload.
* Update signing-key.asc to upstream's new gpg key.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Update team maintainer address to Debian Security Tools
* Update Vcs-Git and Vcs-Browser for the move to
* Fix typo in patch description
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.0
* Bump debhelper compat level to 11
2017-07-07 - Marcos Fouces <>
acct (6.6.4-1) unstable; urgency=high
[ Marcos Fouces ]
* Revert to previous init.d script. (Closes: #865223)
* Bump to Standards-version 4.0.0
* New upstream version 6.6.4
[ Lukas Schwaighofer ]
* improve init.d script: accton is not a daemon, call it directly (without
start_daemon) so the exit code can be interpreted properly
2017-06-16 - Marcos Fouces <>
acct (6.6.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Gianfranco Costamagna ]
* Restrict shutdown on non-systemd init systems
(See: )
[ Marcos Fouces ]
* New upstream version 6.6.3
* Add gpg upstream signing-key to watch file
* Update uploader email address
* Rewrite init script and add status option
* Update depends field content in control file.
* Fix man page installation
* Add 04_Fix-spelling-errors.patch
* Add two patches in order to install debianized versions
of dump-utmp and dump-acct manpages.
* Fix reproducible build. Thanks to Chris Lamb (Closes: #862179)
* Set a more suited directory name for html docs (Closes: #862180)
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Drop install-info from Depends, it's no longer needed.
2016-10-12 - Marcos Fouces <>
acct (6.6.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version 6.6.2 (Closes: #678448, #746317, 
Closes: #528864, #615015)
* More robust cron-daily script. Thanks to Osamu Aoki 
* Fix cron.monthly script. Thanks to Fabian Pietsh and 
Dominique Brazziel (Closes:#405134)
* Rework patches for new upstream release
* Set maintenance to pkg-security team
* Remove build-depends on obsolete texi2html
* Add dependency on lsb-base (>=3.0-6)
* Bump to standards-revision 3.9.8
* Update to debhelper 10
* Avoid initial article in description
* Fix dep-5 issues on copyright file
* Add hardening options
* dh 10 already implies build-depends on dh-autoreconf
* Update copyright holders
2014-03-26 - Alessio Treglia <>
acct (6.5.5-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix preprocessor syntax mistake is to prevent FTBFS on
kFreeBSD (Closes: #736949)
2014-01-26 - Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <>
acct (6.5.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- Update to use dh. (Closes: 647015)
- Run dh_autoreconf properly (Closes: 696204)
* debian/compat: update to compat 9.
* debian/control:
- Bump debhelper build-depends to >= 9.
- Update to Standards-Version 3.9.4.
- Add a Build-Depends on dh-autoreconf.
- Drop Build-Depends for autoconf, automake, autotools-dev.
* debian/patches/isoc11_drops_gets.patch: don't try to warn for use of gets,
it's not actually used in acct and no longer in C11, which causes the
attempt to set a warning to fail the build. (Closes: 701386)
* debian/patches/fix-texi-warnings.patch: fix warnings when building
documentation from texi source. Thanks, Dimitry Ledkov.
* debian/patches/cross-build-support.patch: fix cross-building by removing
the unnecessary configure checks that run a program to attempt to determine
accounting file locations. Thanks to Steve Langasek for the patch.
(Closes: 696204)

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