insserv - boot sequence organizer using LSB init.d script dependency information

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename insserv_1.14.0-5ubuntu3_amd64.deb
Package name insserv
Package version 1.14.0
Package release 5ubuntu3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category misc
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 37.29 KB
Installed size 183.00 KB
The insserv program is used by the standard SysV-based init system. It
updates the order of symlinks in /etc/rc?.d/ based on dependencies
specified by LSB headers in the init.d scripts themselves.
These declared relations between scripts make it possible to optimize
the boot sequence for the currently installed set of packages, while
detecting and rejecting dependency loops.
Using insserv incorrectly can result in an unbootable system.


Package Version Architecture Repository
insserv_1.14.0-5ubuntu3_i386.deb 1.14.0 i386 Ubuntu Main
insserv - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package insserv_1.14.0-5ubuntu3_amd64.deb
Source Package insserv

Install Howto

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




2015-03-06 - Matthias Klose <>
insserv (1.14.0-5ubuntu3) vivid; urgency=medium
* Fix build with GCC 5.
2013-05-18 - Steve Langasek <>
insserv (1.14.0-5ubuntu2) saucy; urgency=low
* Update insserv.conf to match the actual state of startup/shutdown init
scripts on Ubuntu.  Combined with ifupdown 0.7.5ubuntu3, this should be
sufficient to let insserv work correctly on Ubuntu without scrambling
the shutdown sequence, provided we give insserv a little nudge first
by changing S links to K before invoking it; this will be added to
initscripts later.
2012-11-26 - Colin Watson <>
insserv (1.14.0-5ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low
* Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
- Add 200_hide_insserv_on_ubuntu.patch: Move insserv out of system path
to disuade package maintainers from invoking it directly.
2012-11-18 - Kel Modderman <>
insserv (1.14.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Add +mountall-bootclean to $local_fs virtual facility definition in
insserv.conf. (Closes: #693371)
* Add test_bootmisc_order test to suite to verify the mountall-bootclean
dependency works as expected.
2012-08-10 - Colin Watson <>
insserv (1.14.0-4ubuntu1) quantal; urgency=low
* Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
- Add 200_hide_insserv_on_ubuntu.patch: Move insserv out of system path
to disuade package maintainers from invoking it directly.
2012-07-05 - Kel Modderman <>
insserv (1.14.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Provide machine parseable output which may be used by file-rc to calculate
dynamic sequence number for each script. (Closes: #573004)
* Use "overrides" instead of "overwrites" and define defaults as "LSB
defaults" when emitting warnings. (Closes: #668559)
* Remove upstart jobs created by test_insserv_upstart at end of test.
* Remove config snippets made by test_local_virtual at end of test.

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