vlock - Virtual Console locking program

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename vlock_2.2.2-5_i386.deb
Package name vlock
Package version 2.2.2
Package release 5
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 29.50 KB
Installed size 153.00 KB
vlock either locks the current terminal (which may be any kind of
terminal, local or remote), or locks the entire virtual console
system, completely disabling all console access.  vlock gives up
these locks when either the password of the user who started vlock
or the root password is typed.


Package Version Architecture Repository
vlock_2.2.2-5_amd64.deb 2.2.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
vlock - - -


Name Value
adduser -
libc6 >= 2.15
libpam-modules -
libpam0g >=


Name Value
suidmanager << 0.50


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package vlock_2.2.2-5_i386.deb
Source Package vlock

Install Howto

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




2014-07-15 - Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>
vlock (2.2.2-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Bump debhelper compiled to 7 to process debian/clean.
+ Convert dh_clean -k to dh_prep.
* Remove dpkg-statoverride for absent module new.so.
* Remove unneeded dpkg-statoverrides. (Closes: #698860)
+ Change permissions for usr/lib/vlock/modules/*.so and
usr/sbin/vlock-main during build.
+ Permanently remove now unneded dpkg-statoverride for vlock-main and
* Remove dpkg-statoverrides for nosysrq.so during purge.
(Closes: #520737)
* Convert source format to 3.0 (quilt) to add a patch.
* Do not use fd_set with potentially large indices. Thanks to Jakub Wilk and
Julien Cristau. (Closes: #754594)
2014-07-04 - Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>
vlock (2.2.2-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Set maintainer to QA group. (Addresses: #753662)
* Disable the new.so module, because it is unfixably broken. (Closes:
+ Mention in NEWS.
* Add debian/source/format.
* Remove unused lintian override shared-lib-without-dependency-information.
* Declare compliance with policy version 3.9.5.
+ Add missing build-{arch,indep} targets for policy version 3.9.4.
* Upgrade debhelper compatibility to 6 from deprecated level 4.
+ Use dh_lintian.
* Clean config.mk to avoid it ending up in the diff.
* Enable hardening.
* Update copyright to refer to GPL-2 rather than GPL.
* Add ${misc:Depends} to Depends to follow debhelper recommendation.
* Mark Multi-Arch:foreign.
* Update watch file to indicate that there is no upstream anymore.
* Add read-permission to statoverrides. (Closes: #529552)
2008-06-17 - Alexander Wirt <formorer@debian.org>
vlock (2.2.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't try to chgrp to "vlock" during build time (Closes: #486665)
* Bump standards version (No changes)
2008-06-17 - Alexander Wirt <formorer@debian.org>
vlock (2.2.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix typo in vlock.postinst (Closes: #486581) 
2008-05-25 - Alexander Wirt <formorer@debian.org>
vlock (2.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Depend on adduser (Closes: #480545)
* Add watchfile (Closes: #456019)
2007-09-12 - Alexander Wirt <formorer@debian.org>
vlock (2.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix copyright file 
* Change maintainer
2007-09-11 - Alexander Wirt <formorer@debian.org>
vlock (2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Support for BSD (Closes: #435580)
2007-08-26 - Alexander Wirt <formorer@debian.org>
vlock (2.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix utf-8 trouble. (Closes: 439619) 
2007-08-25 - Alexander Wirt <formorer@debian.org>
vlock (2.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix permissions of /usr/sbin/vlock-current
2007-08-24 - Alexander Wirt <formorer@debian.org>
vlock (2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Check for overrides every time (Closes: #437822)

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