initscripts - scripts for initializing and shutting down the system

Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
Repository: Ubuntu Updates Main amd64
Package name: initscripts
Package version: 2.88dsf
Package release: 41ubuntu6.3
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 224 B
Download size: 27.07 KB
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The scripts in this package initialize a standard Debian system at boot time and shut it down at halt or reboot time.


  • libdevmapper1.02.1 << 2:1.02.24-1


  • libc0.1
  • libc0.3
  • libc6
  • libc6.1


    Source package: sysvinit

    Install Howto

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


    2015-10-15 - Adam Conrad <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-41ubuntu6.3) trusty; urgency=medium * Adjust sampling_down_factor to 100 on ppc64 kernels (LP: #1483586)

    2015-06-12 - Adam Conrad <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-41ubuntu6.2) trusty; urgency=medium * Break the dependency loop with upstart by dropping the upstart dependency from initscripts, and the obsolete versioned mountall dep (LP: #1452238)

    2015-03-13 - Stefan Bader <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-41ubuntu6.1) trusty; urgency=low [Colin King] * debian/src/initscripts/etc/init.d/ondemand: Add powersave as a final resort powersaving governor. If intel_pstate is enabled (which is possible on the utopic-hwe kernel) this is the only one available (LP: #1314653)

    2014-03-13 - Dimitri John Ledkov <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-41ubuntu6) trusty; urgency=medium * debian/sysvinit-utils.startpar-bridge.upstart: Silence " * Starting/Stopping startpar bridge..." messages from boot.log, by commenting out description stanza.

    2013-12-02 - Scott Moser <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-41ubuntu5) trusty; urgency=low * debian/src/sysv-rc/sbin/invoke-rc.d: clean eatmydata from environment unless INVOKE_RCD_ALLOW_EATMYDATA is set to value other than '0'.

    2013-11-28 - Steve Langasek <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-41ubuntu4) trusty; urgency=low [ James Hunt ] * debian/src/sysv-rc/sbin/invoke-rc.d: Call 'initctl reload-configuration' to work reliably on systems with broken inotify.

    2013-06-04 - Adam Conrad <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-41ubuntu3) saucy; urgency=low * Exit the ondemand script silently if we are on a system that has the Android LXC container upstart job installed, assuming Android will deal with CPU frequency scaling itself, so we don't have to. * Remove old N7 device-specific tweaks for the interactive governor.

    2013-05-28 - Steve Langasek <> sysvinit (2.88dsf-41ubuntu2) saucy; urgency=low * debian/src/sysv-rc/sbin/invoke-rc.d: tweak behavior of invoke-rc.d when a package has an upstart job without a corresponding init script, and we're running on a non-upstart system, *but* policy-rc.d says to not take the action. In this case, we want to exit zero instead of non-zero, as this is an important use case when setting up Ubuntu in a chroot.