downtimed - monitor of downtime, shutdown, and crashes

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name downtimed
Package version 1.0
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 85 B
Download size 22.63 KB
Official Mirror
Downtimed is a daemon intended to monitor and record the times
an operating system is non-functional.  It does this by keeping
a simple database file and by regularly recording time stamps.
A client executable reads the database to account for the lengths
of periods when the system was down.


Package Version Architecture Repository
downtimed_1.0-1_i386.deb 1.0 i386 Ubuntu Universe
downtimed - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
libc6 >= 2.8
lsb-base >= 3.2-14


Type URL
Binary Package downtimed_1.0-1_amd64.deb
Source Package downtimed

Install Howto

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




2016-09-10 - Jörg Frings-Fürst <>
downtimed (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Remove applied patches:
+ debian/patches/01-usage_strings.diff
+ debian/patches/02-tell_about_downtime.diff
* Delete debian/source/options because xz is now standard.
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (no changes required).
- Change Vcs-Browser URI to secure protocol and cgit version.
- Correct typo.
* debian/copyright:
- Add year 2016.
- Change copyright at * to Janne Snabb.
+ Add debian/README.debian with a comment from Janne Snabb 
about the change.
- Add tag for startup-scripts/downtimed.smf.xml.
- Clarify license from FreeBSD to BSD-2-clause.
* debian/watch:
- Bump Version to 4 (no changes required).
* debian/rules:
- Enable hardening.
- Remove old style buildflag export.
2014-07-28 - Jörg Frings-Fürst <>
downtimed (0.6-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Move downtimed.service from debian/systemd/ to debian/.
* Rewrite debian/downtimed.service (Closes: #756282):
- Change Unit/Description to describe the service better.
- Remove not required Unit/
- Remove unnecessary Service/KillMode=process.
- Add new Service/Type=forking so that systemd can handle downtimed.
- Remove -D from Service/ExecStart to enable database updates.
Thanks to Romain Francoise <>
2014-07-25 - Jörg Frings-Fürst <>
downtimed (0.6-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/systemd/downtimed.service:
+ Delete wrong alias (Closes: #755930).
Thanks to Michael Biebl <>
* debian/rules:
+ Drop dh_systemd_enable override to make sure systemd
enables downtimed.service after it was installed
(Closes: #755931).
Thanks to Michael Biebl <>
2014-07-09 - Jörg Frings-Fürst <>
downtimed (0.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #745711).
* debian/control:
+ Add dh_systemd to Build-Depends
+ Update Vcs-* URLs for new location
+ Reformat Build-Depends and Depends sections
* debian/rules:
+ Call dh with --with=systemd
* Add systemd service file debian/downtimed.service.
* Add upstart job file debian/downtimed.upstart.
* Add debian/source/options:
+ Set compression to xz
+ Set compression-level to 9
2013-11-29 - Mats Erik Andersson <>
downtimed (0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Standard 3.9.5; no change needed.
* Local patches:
+ 01-usage_strings.diff: New file.
+ 02-tell_about_downtime.diff: Refreshed.
+ 04_support_gnu_hurd.diff: No longer needed.
2013-07-15 - Mats Erik Andersson <>
downtimed (0.5-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Standard 3.9.4. No change needed.
+ Build depends on dpkg-dev (>= 1.15.7) for hardening.
+ Give correct Vcs-Svn.
* debian/rules: Correct spelling of variable CPPFLAGS.
Thanks to Simon Ruderich. (Closes: #672461)
* Corrections needed to cope with single user mode:
+ debian/downtimed.init: Set Default-Start to "2 3 4 5" and add
"1" to Default-Stop. (Closes: #672473)
[lintian] Do not source "/lib/init/".
+ debian/rules: Remove override_dh_installinit.
+ debian/downtimed.lintian-overrides: Do not keep overriding
2012-04-06 - Mats Erik Andersson <>
downtimed (0.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update standards version:
+ debian/control: Standard 3.9.3; new base URL for Vcs-Browser.
+ debian/copyright: New URL for Format.
* debian/rules: Set and export build flags to enable hardening.
* Improve runtime support for GNU/Hurd:
+ debian/patches/04_support_gnu_hurd.diff: New file.
+ debian/downtimed.init: Use only "--exec" with start-stop-daemon.

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