sysvinit-utils - System-V-like utilities

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name sysvinit-utils
Package version 2.88dsf
Package release 59.10ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 60 B
Download size 18.13 KB
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This package contains the important System-V-like utilities.
Specifically, this package includes:
killall5, pidof


Package Version Architecture Repository
sysvinit-utils_2.88dsf-59.10ubuntu1_i386.deb 2.88dsf i386 Ubuntu Main
sysvinit-utils - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.25~
libc6 >= 2.14
util-linux >> 2.28-2~


Name Value
initscripts << 2.88dsf-59.5


Type URL
Binary Package sysvinit-utils_2.88dsf-59.10ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package sysvinit

Install Howto

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




2017-11-01 - Adam Conrad <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.10ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium
* Merge with Debian, restoring 6ac609340af19a8d021c5ab8fea50c65241d1d0b:
- When building for Ubuntu, skip all binaries except for sysvinit-utils.
2017-09-08 - Michael Biebl <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.10) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* The init scripts provided by the bootlogd and initscripts package are
specific to sysvinit/sysv-rc and should not be run when systemd is the
active init system. To ensure that, mask those services by creating a
symlink pointing at /dev/null which tells systemd to ignore those
services. (Closes: #874685)
2017-02-12 - Ian Jackson <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.9) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Martin Pitt ]
* Mark sysvinit-utils as Multi-Arch: foreign, like sysv-rc and initscripts.
[ Michael Biebl ]
* Demote priority of sysv-rc and initscripts to optional.
[ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
* Avoid remounting tmpfs, linprocfs and linsysfs on kFreeBSD
(Closes: #833687).  These file systems are not remountable.  The
change avoid a warning from mount.  Based on Patch from Jon Boden.
[ Ian Jackson ]
* Add myself to Uploaders, as part of adopting the package.
Closes:#811377 (RFA bug).
* Add Benda Xu to Uploaders, as requested in #811377.
[ Ben Hutchings ]
* Keep /usr mounted read-only on shutdown (Closes: #757083)
2016-07-20 - Michael Biebl <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Benda Xu ]
* Add openrc to the dependencies of initscripts and sysvinit-core.
openrc is going to drop Provides: sysv-rc.
[ Michael Biebl ]
* Update Vcs-* fields to use the canonical alioth URLs and prefer https://.
* Drop obsolete Conflicts, Breaks and Replaces from pre-wheezy.
* Drop Suggests: sash from sysvinit-utils. It is obsolete now that we use
the sulogin implementation from util-linux.
* Move Suggests: bootlogd from sysvinit-utils to sysvinit-core. Under
systemd, bootlogd is non-functional. So only suggest its installation when
sysvinit-core is the active init system. (Closes: #754443)
* Document that /etc/default/{rcS,tmpfs} are ignored when systemd is the
active init system. (Closes: #776963)
* Drop transitional sysvinit package. It has served its purpose for the
wheezy → jessie transition and keeping it around for longer only leads to
confusion as it doesn't setup /etc/inittab which is necessary to boot with
SysV. This functionality has moved into sysvinit-core, which should be
used instead in such a case. (Closes: #781766)
2016-06-22 - Martin Pitt <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Drop sysvinit-utils' versioned Breaks: on initscripts, as this causes apt
to fail upgrades because of Breaks/Depends loops on essential packages.
Only keep the Replaces: for moving (Closes: #827705)
2016-06-13 - Martin Pitt <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Bump versioned initscripts dependency to sysvinit-utils to ensure that we
get the one with (Closes: #827212)
2016-06-08 - Martin Pitt <>
sysvinit (2.88dsf-59.5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Andreas Henriksson ]
* bootlogd: mention it won't do anything under systemd (Closes: #791907)
[ Martin Pitt ]
* Move /lib/init/ from initscripts to sysvinit-utils. It's not
specific to initscripts, but API for other init scripts similar to
/lib/init/init-d-script. This will allow initscripts to drop from the
default installation. (Closes: #826205)
* Drop startpar dependency from sysvinit-utils. It's only being used by
sysv-rc and remains a dependency of that. (Closes: #825937)

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