initscripts - scripts for initializing and shutting down the system

Property Value
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
initscripts_2.88dsf-41ubuntu6.3_i386.deb 2.88dsf i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
initscripts_2.88dsf-41ubuntu6_amd64.deb 2.88dsf amd64 Ubuntu Main
initscripts_2.88dsf-41ubuntu6_i386.deb 2.88dsf i386 Ubuntu Main
initscripts - - -


Name Value
coreutils >= 5.93
debianutils >= 4
file-rc -
libc6 >= 2.4
lsb-base >= 3.2-14
mount >= 2.11x-1
passwd -
sysv-rc -
sysvinit-utils >= 2.86.ds1-64


Name Value
libdevmapper1.02.1 << 2:1.02.24-1


Name Value
libc0.1 -
libc0.3 -
libc6 -
libc6.1 -


Type URL
Binary Package initscripts_2.88dsf-41ubuntu6.3_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




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

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