mtools - Tools for manipulating MSDOS files

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename mtools_4.0.18-2_amd64.deb
Package name mtools
Package version 4.0.18
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category otherosfs
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 170.56 KB
Installed size 343.00 KB
Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from Unix
without mounting them. It supports Win'95 style long file names, OS/2
Xdf disks, ZIP/JAZ disks and 2m disks (store up to 1992kB on a high
density 3 1/2 disk).
Also included in this package are commands to eject and manipulate
the write/password protection control of Zip disks.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mtools_4.0.18-2ubuntu0.16.04_i386.deb 4.0.18 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
mtools_4.0.18-2ubuntu0.16.04_amd64.deb 4.0.18 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
mtools_4.0.18-2_i386.deb 4.0.18 i386 Ubuntu Main
mtools - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package mtools_4.0.18-2_amd64.deb
Source Package mtools

Install Howto

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




2014-09-19 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
mtools (4.0.18-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Don't have autotools-dev listed twice in Build-depends.
* Standards Version is 3.9.6.
* Use default compression for binary packages.
* Refresh patches.
2014-09-17 - Ian Campbell <>
mtools (4.0.18-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Apply patch from Matthias Klose to update config.{sub,guess} using
dh_autotools-dev. (Closes: #727290)
2013-05-25 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
mtools (4.0.18-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version 4.0.18
* Standards Version is 3.9.4
* Support zip files in scripts/uz
Add 01-607426-support-zip-files-in-uz.patch
Patch by Dominik Stadler
Closes: #607426
2012-06-16 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
mtools (4.0.17-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
Closes: #676367, #567027
* Merged upstream:
* DH compatibility level is 9
* Standards version is 3.9.3
* Enable hardened build flags
* Update debian/watch
* Update Uploaders
Closes: #540837
* Update Homepage
2010-02-15 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
mtools (4.0.12-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Merge 4.0.10-1ubuntu1 
* Debian source format is 3.0 (quilt)
* Update debian/patches/*
* Fix dh_undocumented-is-obsolete
* Fix out-of-date-standards-version
* Fix install-info-used-in-maintainer-script
* Fix maintainer-script-empty
2009-11-12 - Michael Casadevall <>
mtools (4.0.10-1ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low
* Add debian/patches/11-truncation-fix.patch:
Correct the behavior of name mangling and truncation when dealing with
long filenames, and prevent possible conflicts between a shortname and
a long filename. Thanks to Alexandar Sack for helping revise the patch
LP: #481482
2009-04-02 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
mtools (4.0.10-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version; closes: #513227
* Standards version is 3.8.1
* DH_COMPAT is 7
* Run dh_prep instead of dh_clean
2009-03-03 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
mtools (4.0.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- Upstream doesn't ship Changelog anymore
* Rename debian/changelog-legacy to debian/old-changelog
2009-02-16 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
mtools (4.0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- Not needed: 06-infodir.diff
* Build depend on quilt, autotools-dev
* Don't build depend on dpatch
* Standards-Version is 3.8.0
* Priority is optional; closes: #416575
* Fix the following lintian issues:
W: floppyd: manpage-has-errors-from-man usr/share/man/man1/floppyd.1.gz
23: warning: `iX' not defined
110: warning: `lp' not defined
W: mtools source: maintainer-script-lacks-debhelper-token
W: mtools: maintainer-script-ignores-errors postinst
W: mtools: maintainer-script-ignores-errors prerm
W: floppyd: copyright-refers-to-versionless-license-file
W: floppyd: copyright-without-copyright-notice
W: mtools: copyright-refers-to-versionless-license-file
W: mtools: copyright-without-copyright-notice
W: floppyd: syntax-error-in-debian-changelog line 446 "badly formatted
heading line"
W: mtools: manpage-has-bad-whatis-entry usr/share/man/man1/tgz.1.gz
W: mtools: info-document-missing-dir-section usr/share/info/

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