acct - The GNU Accounting utilities for process and login accounting

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name acct
Package version 6.5.5
Package release 2.1ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 318 B
Download size 79.26 KB
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GNU Accounting Utilities is a set of utilities which reports and summarizes
data about user connect times and process execution statistics.
"Login accounting" provides summaries of system resource usage based on connect
time, and "process accounting" provides summaries based on the commands
executed on the system.
The 'last' command is provided by the sysvinit package and not included here.


Package Version Architecture Repository
acct_6.5.5-2.1ubuntu1_i386.deb 6.5.5 i386 Ubuntu Main
acct - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.15.4
install-info -
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package acct_6.5.5-2.1ubuntu1_amd64.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




2014-04-30 - Colin Watson <>
acct (6.5.5-2.1ubuntu1) utopic; urgency=medium
* Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
- Remove stop links from rc0 and rc6.
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)
2013-12-18 - Colin Watson <>
acct (6.5.5-1ubuntu5) trusty; urgency=medium
* Use dh-autoreconf rather than various other less-complete methods.
2013-09-19 - Dmitrijs Ledkovs <>
acct (6.5.5-1ubuntu4) saucy; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS with new texinfo.
2012-12-17 - Steve Langasek <>
acct (6.5.5-1ubuntu3) raring; urgency=low
* Correct cross-build handling in debian/rules to pass the proper
--host, --build arguments to configure instead of trying to set CC
* debian/patches/cross-build-support.patch: remove pointless configure
check that tries to run a program to define wtmp/acct file paths; we can
just as well include this in and use the results of the macro
checks directly.
* add build-dependency on libtool, needed for a full autoreconf.
* Call autoreconf -f to force update of the libtool macros.
* debian/patches/gnulib-c11-compat.patch: Fix gnulib stdio.h
compatibility with C11.
* Call dpkg-buildflags in debian/rules, to build with hardening support.
2012-10-01 - Colin Watson <>
acct (6.5.5-1ubuntu2) quantal; urgency=low
* Rebuild for new armel compiler default of ARMv5t.
2011-05-06 - St├ęphane Graber <>
acct (6.5.5-1ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low
* Merge from debian unstable.  Remaining changes:
- Remove stop links from rc0 and rc6.
2011-02-25 - Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <>
acct (6.5.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledge NMU.
* New upstream release: 6.5.5
* debian/patches/03-acct-file.patch: update for new release.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
* debian/control: Drop quilt Build-Depends (not needed in 3.0 quilt format).
* debian/rules: Drop the usage of (and calls to patch/unpatch).
* debian/patches/581421-sa-hz-division.patch: update to unbreak specifying
--other-acct-file for 'sa', remove other unnecessary hunks as well.
* debian/patches/12-ftbfs-kfreebsd.patch: apply patch to fix builds
on kfreebsd, with some adjustements due to parts of the patch already
applied upstream. Many thanks to Mats Erik Andersson for the patch.
(Closes: 600284)
* debian/patches/441927-accton-without-args.patch: slightly update docs
to have it agree with accton, which can't be called without arguments.
(Closes: 441927)
* debian/control: update Maintainer entry for GPG key change.

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