friendly-recovery - Make recovery more user-friendly

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename friendly-recovery_0.2.31_all.deb
Package name friendly-recovery
Package version 0.2.31
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Michael Vogt <>
Download size 9.64 KB
Installed size 73.00 KB
Make the recovery mode more user-friendly by providing a menu
with pluggable options.


Package Version Architecture Repository
friendly-recovery_0.2.31ubuntu2_all.deb 0.2.31ubuntu2 all Ubuntu Updates Main
friendly-recovery_0.2.31ubuntu2_all.deb 0.2.31ubuntu2 all Ubuntu Updates Main
friendly-recovery_0.2.31_all.deb 0.2.31 all Ubuntu Main
friendly-recovery - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
lsb-base >= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu7
systemd-sysv -
upstart -
whiptail -


Type URL
Binary Package friendly-recovery_0.2.31_all.deb
Source Package friendly-recovery

Install Howto

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




2015-06-01 - Martin Pitt <>
friendly-recovery (0.2.31) wily; urgency=medium
* debian/friendly-recovery.service: Don't put this between
systemd-udev-settle.service and systemd-fsck-root.service, to avoid
blocking fsck'ing the root partition on udev-settle. Only call udevadm
settle when we are actually being run. (LP: #1459475)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6; no changes necessary.
2015-04-19 - Martin Pitt <>
friendly-recovery (0.2.30) vivid; urgency=medium
* Implement fsck by ourselves instead of letting the boot sequence already
do that for us. (LP: #1438860)
* dpkg: Quiesce "file not found" errors in apt cleanup. (LP: #887589)
* Mount all file systems after fsck (like with mountall under upstart), to
also cover separate /boot partitions for grub. (LP: #1438862)
2015-04-15 - Martin Pitt <>
friendly-recovery (0.2.29) vivid; urgency=medium
* dpkg: Force release-upgrader to run without screen, as that fails under
friendly-recovery. (LP: #1438865)
2015-04-09 - Martin Pitt <>
friendly-recovery (0.2.28) vivid; urgency=medium
* network: Temporarily start D-Bus and NetworkManager manually, instead of
calling the upstart scripts. We run even before and
can't rely on any dependencies or NM to even work, so just do this
opportunistically. (LP: #1436336)
2014-12-03 - Martin Pitt <>
friendly-recovery (0.2.27) vivid; urgency=medium
* debian/friendly-recovery.service: Fix dmesg path. (LP: #1354937)
2014-08-04 - Martin Pitt <>
friendly-recovery (0.2.26) utopic; urgency=medium
* Drop /usr/share/recovery-mode symlink and transition, this happened in
oneiric already.
* Move from cdbs to dh to simplify/modernize build system.
* Update to copyright format 1.0.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5.
* lib/recovery-mode/options/dpkg: Fix ubuntu-release-upgrader mode again:
Update to Python 3, and fix --datadir.
* When running under systemd, call its "remount-fs" service for remounting
r/w instead of mountall.
* Add systemd unit, hooking into This is based on, but watches out for "recovery" on the kernel command
line, similar to upstart. (LP: #1351316) Add alternative "systemd-sysv"
dependency (LP: #1351306)
2012-03-14 - Stéphane Graber <>
friendly-recovery (0.2.25) precise; urgency=low
[ James Hunt ]
* README: Fixed typo.
* lib/recovery-mode/options/system-symmary: added brief LVM and APT
[ Stéphane Graber ]
* Update upstart job to ensure /run/shm and /run/lock are present.
2012-02-16 - Stéphane Graber <>
friendly-recovery (0.2.24) precise; urgency=low
* Fix failsafeX (thanks to James Hunt)
* Add new system-summary script, trying to give some useful information
about the system
* Add 'apt-get autoremove' to the clean script
* Update translations
2012-02-09 - Stéphane Graber <>
friendly-recovery (0.2.23) precise; urgency=low
* Upload the right version of recovery-menu
(previous upload was a debug version ...)
* Better handle the fsck case by having it be a one-time option that
can only be triggered from read-only mode.

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g++-5-powerpc-linux-gnu_5.3.1-14ubuntu2cross1_amd64.deb GNU C++ compiler
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g++-arm-linux-gnueabihf_5.3.1-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb GNU C++ compiler for the armhf architecture
g++-multilib_5.3.1-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb GNU C++ compiler (multilib files)
g++-powerpc-linux-gnu_5.3.1-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb GNU C++ compiler for the powerpc architecture