keyutils - Linux Key Management Utilities

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename keyutils_1.5.9-8ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Package name keyutils
Package version 1.5.9
Package release 8ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category misc
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 45.95 KB
Installed size 126.00 KB
Keyutils is a set of utilities for managing the key retention facility in the
kernel, which can be used by filesystems, block devices and more to gain and
retain the authorization and encryption keys required to perform secure


Package Version Architecture Repository
keyutils_1.5.9-8ubuntu1_i386.deb 1.5.9 i386 Ubuntu Main
keyutils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libkeyutils1 >= 1.5.9


Type URL
Binary Package keyutils_1.5.9-8ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package keyutils

Install Howto

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




2015-12-10 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
keyutils (1.5.9-8ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* Disable the tests, hanging on the distro buildd kernels (12.04 LTS).
Verified that the tests succeed with the 14.04 LTS kernels.
Addresses: LP: #1381973. 
2015-10-07 - Christian Kastner <>
keyutils (1.5.9-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* d/rules:
- Use date from changelog as build date
* d/patches (added):
- Add patch Include-limits.h-for-UINT_MAX.patch
Closes: #798157
- Add patch Make-build-reproducible.patch
Makes it possible to set build date instead of using the current date
* d/patches (updated):
- Disable-tests-hitting-bug-in-MIPS-kernel-3.19.patch
- Make-testcase-aware-of-a-kernel-behaviour-change.patch
Extend DEP3 headers
2015-09-03 - Christian Kastner <>
keyutils (1.5.9-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches (updated):
- Disable-tests-hitting-bug-in-MIPS-kernel-3.19.patch
Add another affected test that I seem to have overlooked previously.
2015-09-01 - Christian Kastner <>
keyutils (1.5.9-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add package-specific d/gbp.conf
* d/patches:
- Drop patch numbers from .patch filenames
* d/control:
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes needed)
- Mark package keyutils-dbg as Multi-Arch: same
- Mark package keyutils-dev as Multi-Arch: same
- Mark package keyutils as Multi-Arch: foreign
- Drop XS-Testsuite. dpkg now recognizes the Testsuite header, and
dpkg-source automatically adds one when an autopkgtest suite is found
- Switch Maintainer email to my address
* d/copyright:
- Fix a Files pattern (the GPL-2+ applies to all but two files)
- Bump copyright years
* d/patches (dropped):
- Enable-skipping-of-MAXDESCLEN-tests
This was a Debian-specific temporary workaround for a kernel issue on
arm64, MIPS, and sparc.
+ The arm64 issue (#754206) is no longer reproducible on a porter box
which also has a 3.16 (albeit a later release), so lets see if these
just were early arm64 adoption problems
+ The patch added below addresses the problem on MIPS more cleanly
+ sparc has been dropped in the meantime
* d/patches (updated):
- Enable-skipping-test-requiring-installation.patch
- enable-skipping-tests-req-root.patch
- man-page-syntax-fixes.patch
Added DEP3 Applied-Upstream headers to the above three
* d/patches (added):
- Disable-tests-hitting-bug-in-MIPS-kernel-3.19.patch
This disables the "overlong description length" tests when running on a
MIPS kernel earlier than 3.19. They could not pass because of a kernel
bug. Closes: #779351
- Add patch Make-testcase-aware-of-a-kernel-behaviour-change.patch
This was a transient issue with kernels 3.8 - 3.12. Closes: #768905
2014-07-26 - Christian Kastner <>
keyutils (1.5.9-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- Also exclude arm64 from maxdesclen test, fixing a FTBFS. Closes: #754206
* debian/patches (refreshed):
- 0009-Use-bash-to-execute-the-tests.patch
Refreshed DEP3 headers
2014-06-04 - Christian Kastner <>
keyutils (1.5.9-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- On mips, mipsel, and sparc, add a build flag disabling tests for maximum
description length. These tests appear to be too strict. Fixes a FTBFS on
this platforms. Closes: #749657
* debian/patches (added):
- 0016-Disable-maxdesclen-tests-on-mipsel-sparc
On some platforms, the maximum description length seems to be longer than
assumed by the tests (verified manually), so we add a build flag that
allows us to disable those tests.

See Also

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krb5-doc_1.13.2+dfsg-5_all.deb Documentation for MIT Kerberos
krb5-locales_1.13.2+dfsg-5_all.deb Internationalization support for MIT Kerberos
krb5-multidev_1.13.2+dfsg-5_amd64.deb Development files for MIT Kerberos without Heimdal conflict
landscape-client_16.03-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb The Landscape administration system client
landscape-common_16.03-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb The Landscape administration system client - Common files
language-pack-af-base_16.04+20160415_all.deb translations for language Afrikaans
language-pack-af_16.04+20160415_all.deb translation updates for language Afrikaans
language-pack-am-base_16.04+20160415_all.deb translations for language Amharic
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language-pack-an-base_16.04+20160415_all.deb translations for language Aragonese