binfmt-support - Support for extra binary formats

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
Repository Ubuntu Main i386
Package filename binfmt-support_2.1.4-1_i386.deb
Package name binfmt-support
Package version 2.1.4
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin
License -
Maintainer Colin Watson <>
Download size 45.78 KB
Installed size 234.00 KB
The binfmt_misc kernel module, contained in versions 2.1.43 and later of the
Linux kernel, allows system administrators to register interpreters for
various binary formats based on a magic number or their file extension, and
cause the appropriate interpreter to be invoked whenever a matching file is
executed. Think of it as a more flexible version of the #! executable
interpreter mechanism.
This package provides an 'update-binfmts' script with which package
maintainers can register interpreters to be used with this module without
having to worry about writing their own init.d scripts, and which sysadmins
can use for a slightly higher-level interface to this module.


Package Version Architecture Repository
binfmt-support_2.1.4-1_amd64.deb 2.1.4 amd64 Ubuntu Main
binfmt-support - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.13~
libc6 >= 2.8
libpipeline1 >= 1.0.0
lsb-base >= 4.1+Debian3


Type URL
Binary Package binfmt-support_2.1.4-1_i386.deb
Source Package binfmt-support

Install Howto

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



See Also

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