dmidecode - SMBIOS/DMI table decoder

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name dmidecode
Package version 3.0
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 174 B
Download size 47.04 KB
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Dmidecode reports information about the system's hardware as described in the
system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
This information typically includes system manufacturer, model name, serial
number, BIOS version, asset tag as well as a lot of other details of varying
level of interest and reliability depending on the manufacturer. This will
often include usage status for the CPU sockets, expansion slots (e.g. AGP, PCI,
ISA) and memory module slots, and the list of I/O ports (e.g. serial, parallel,
Beware that DMI data have proven to be too unreliable to be blindly trusted.
Dmidecode does not scan the hardware, it only reports what the BIOS told it to.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dmidecode_3.0-2ubuntu0.1_i386.deb 3.0 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
dmidecode_3.0-2ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb 3.0 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
dmidecode_3.0-2_i386.deb 3.0 i386 Ubuntu Main
dmidecode - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package dmidecode_3.0-2_amd64.deb
Source Package dmidecode

Install Howto

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




2015-10-01 - Jörg Frings-Fürst <>
dmidecode (3.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* New debian/patches/05-dmidecode-avoid-sigbus.patch (Closes: #796963):
- Avoid SIGBUS on mmap failure
2015-09-29 - Jörg Frings-Fürst <>
dmidecode (3.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Correct typo at debian/changelog.
* New upstream release.
- Refresh patches:
+ debian/patches/02-hurd.patch
+ debian/patches/03-build.patch
- Remove applied patches:
+ debian/patches/04-manpage-hyphen.patch
+ debian/patches/05-supported-smbios-ver.patch
* debian/watch:
- Add opts for signing key.
- Force upload as xz archive.
* New debian/upstream/signing-key.pgp.
* New debian/source/include-binaries:
- Add debian/upstream/signing-key.pgp.
* New debian/upstream/metadata:
- Add some DEP-12 upstream metadata.
2015-04-27 - Jörg Frings-Fürst <>
dmidecode (2.12-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes required).
- Add arm64 to Architecture (Closes: #767965 ).
- Remove unwanted debian/source/options.
- Change Vcs-* to new cgit based repository viewer.
* debian/copyright:
- Add year 2015.
* debian/rules:
- Remove override_dh_builddeb because compression xz is now standard.
* debian/patches/05-supported-smbios-ver.patch:
- Add description.
2014-05-19 - Jörg Frings-Fürst <>
dmidecode (2.12-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5
- add Vcs-*
* New Maintainer ( Closes: #748486)
2013-08-15 - Luk Claes <>
dmidecode (2.12-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Also build for armhf (Closes: #715139).
2013-05-07 - Luk Claes <>
dmidecode (2.12-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Add watch file.
* Add upstream patch to kill warnings (Closes: #706004).
2013-03-10 - Luk Claes <>
dmidecode (2.11+20120326-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Take over maintenance with maintainer's consent.
2012-06-29 - Daniel Baumann <>
dmidecode (2.11+20120326-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Updating GPL boilerplate in copyright file.
* Switching to xz compression.
2012-06-26 - Daniel Baumann <>
dmidecode (2.11+20120326-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Merging upstream version 2.11+20120326.
* Removing chassis-type.patch, included upstream.
* Removing type16-fix.patch, including upstream.
* Removing smbios-271.patch, included upstream.
* Rediffing manpage-hyphen.patch.
* Renumbering patches.
2012-05-18 - Daniel Baumann <>
dmidecode (2.11-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Adding debug package.

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