kdump-tools - scripts and tools for automating kdump (Linux crash dumps)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename kdump-tools_1.5.9-5_all.deb
Package name kdump-tools
Package version 1.5.9
Package release 5
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category devel
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Louis Bouchard <louis.bouchard@ubuntu.com>
Download size 19.69 KB
Installed size 85.00 KB
kdump-tools provides an init script and a configuration script for
automating the use of kdump.  It uses the makedumpfile utility to
reduce the size of the /proc/vmcore file based on user preferences.
After installing, please see /usr/share/doc/kdump-tools/README.Debian
for information on enabling and configuring kdump.


Package Version Architecture Repository
kdump-tools_1.6.3-2~16.04.1_amd64.deb 1.6.3 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
kdump-tools_1.6.3-2~16.04.1_i386.deb 1.6.3 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
kdump-tools_1.5.9-5_all.deb 1.5.9 all Ubuntu Main
kdump-tools - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf -
debconf-2.0 -
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
kexec-tools -
lsb-base >= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu7
makedumpfile -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package kdump-tools_1.5.9-5_all.deb
Source Package makedumpfile

Install Howto

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




2016-02-10 - Louis Bouchard <louis.bouchard@ubuntu.com>
makedumpfile (1:1.5.9-5) sid; urgency=medium
[ Hendrik Brueckner ]
* Build makedumpfile for s390x (Closes: #710674)
* Enable LZO compression for makedumpfile
2016-01-26 - Louis Bouchard <louis.bouchard@ubuntu.com>
makedumpfile (1:1.5.9-4) sid; urgency=medium
* Allow for symlinks to be created for vmlinux files : On Power8
architecture, systems are booting from a vmlinux file. The symlink
/var/lib/kdump/vmlinuz has to point to this file.  (LP: #1536904)
* Add functionality to create symlinks for older kernels : If kdump
is installed on systems with more than one kernel package, the smaller
initrd.img file will only be created for the latest kernel. Adding the
'symlinks' functionality will allow for the creation of symlinks to
older kernels. If the smaller initrd.img file is missing in /var/lib/kdump
it will be created beforehand.  This will be preempted if kdump is already
loaded. (LP: #1537714)
* Fix kdump-config manpage : add documentation for the propagate option.
(LP: #1538148)
* Improve manpage for kdump-config
2015-12-09 - Louis Bouchard <louis.bouchard@ubuntu.com>
makedumpfile (1:1.5.9-3) sid; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/0003-support-kernel-4.2.patch :
Fix packaging AGAIN so the patch is correctly applied.
Previous upload missed it somehow.
2015-12-07 - Louis Bouchard <louis.bouchard@ubuntu.com>
makedumpfile (1:1.5.9-2) sid; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/0003-support-kernel-4.2.patch :
Fix packaging error so the patch is correctly applied

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