minit - Small but powerful init system

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name minit
Package version 0.10
Package release 5build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 356 B
Download size 37.87 KB
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minit is a replacement for init (but can also be used in parallel)
that has process monitoring capabilities and is somewhat similar to
daemontools from D. J. Bernstein.
This package is experimental and not easy to install and use.


Package Version Architecture Repository
minit_0.10-5build1_i386.deb 0.10 i386 Ubuntu Universe
minit - - -


Type URL
Binary Package minit_0.10-5build1_amd64.deb
Source Package minit

Install Howto

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




2008-03-14 - Luca Falavigna <>
minit (0.10-5build1) hardy; urgency=low
* Rebuild against new dietlibc.
2007-04-13 - Herve Rousseau <>
minit (0.10-5) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #407656).
* lintian is now happy : statically-linked-binary error on serdo fixed. 
2007-01-20 - Daniel Baumann <>
minit (0.10-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphaning package.
2006-09-04 - Daniel Baumann <>
minit (0.10-3) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #334178).
* Bumped policy version.
2006-03-04 - Joey Hess <>
minit (0.10-2) unstable; urgency=low
* QA release.
* Remove all the duplicate man pages in /usr/man.
2006-01-29 - Erich Schubert <>
minit (0.10-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphaning upload - I don't use minit anymore, so I give up maintainance.
* New upstream release
* Use libowfat for building, since this was split out from minit source.
This also fixes str_len.c issues, file was removed (Closes #318552).
* Added fix for (theoretical) potential buffer overflow if a realloc fails
as well as some output fix from the minit mailing list.
* Upgrade standards, dephelper (no changes)
2004-04-18 - Erich Schubert <>
minit (0.9.1.cvs20040418-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new CVS checkout with bugfix
* really fix that bug (upstream bugfix incomplete)
* added dietlibc-dev to build dependencies (Closes: #244427)
2004-04-08 - Erich Schubert <>
minit (0.9.1.cvs20040324-2) unstable; urgency=low
* retry uploading to unstable (Closes: #231651)
* quiet linda as well as lintian. Linking statically is intended,
we are using dietlibc and probably even obtain a smaller binary
this way.
Also linda needs to learn that symlinks can't be conffiles...
2004-03-27 - Erich Schubert <>
minit (0.9.1.cvs20040324-1) unstable; urgency=low
* updated CVS checkout
* some of my changes were included upstream
* re-try upload to unstable after my vacation. I had already
updated the COPYING file in the previous version, but i had only
tried uploading the 20040208-1 version.
* added notes to README.Debian about my runlevel emulation
2004-02-19 - Erich Schubert <>
minit (0.9.1.cvs20040208-2) unstable; urgency=low
* removed unneeded fcntl-linux.h from source
(this was part of my enitdir work)
* removed note in debian/copyright: upstream CVS does contain
a COPYING file now.
* small cleanup for pidfilehack saving 32 bytes. ;-)
* was missing hard-reboot and minit-update

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mira-doc_3.4.0.1-1_all.deb documentation for the mira assembler
mira-examples_3.4.0.1-1_all.deb files to experiment with the mira assembler
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miredo_1.2.3-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb Teredo IPv6 tunneling through NATs
mirmon_2.4-2_all.deb monitor the state of mirrors
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