ngetty - getty replacement - one single daemon for all consoles

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename ngetty_1.1-3.1_amd64.deb
Package name ngetty
Package version 1.1
Package release 3.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/comm
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 22.35 KB
Installed size 85.00 KB
Ngetty is a daemon that starts login sessions on virtual console
terminals, on demand.  It is a good replacement for all those getty
processes started from init that, most of the time, are only taking
up memory.  Since it is compiled statically with dietlibc, the ngetty
binary size is only about 2k and uses considerably less memory than a
usual getty implementations.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ngetty_1.1-3.1_i386.deb 1.1 i386 Ubuntu Universe
ngetty - - -


Name Value
lsb-base >= 3.0-6


Type URL
Binary Package ngetty_1.1-3.1_amd64.deb
Source Package ngetty

Install Howto

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




2018-07-19 - Ben Hutchings <>
ngetty (1.1-3.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Rebuild using a version of dietlibc that does not use vsyscall
(Closes: #802185)
* Add Built-Using relationship to dietlibc (Closes: #847579)
* sig_action.h: Define _NSIG_WORDS if necessary (Closes: #829550)
* ngetty-helper: Relax permissions check on Conf (Closes: #623264)
* Remove explicit use of quilt, which is not needed in a 3.0 (quilt)
format package
* Move dietlibc from Build-Depends to Build-Depends-Arch, as is not
needed when building the source package
* Use debhelper compat level 10
- Upstream changelog is only installed as changelog.gz, not also as
* debian/control: Update Standards-Version to 4.1.5
- Set Rules-Requires-Root: no
2012-11-24 - NIIBE Yutaka <>
ngetty (1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/ngetty.lintian-overrides: Remove dot-slash for newer lintian.
* debian/ngetty.init.sample: Rename (was: ngetty.init).
It's just a sample now, it's better to change inittab in most cases.
* debian/ngetty.examples: New.
* debian/README.Debian: Add explanation (Closes: #614049).
2011-02-16 - NIIBE Yutaka <>
ngetty (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control (Depends): Add lsb-base.
* debian/ngetty.init: New (Closes: #470802, #495765).
Not use inittab.
Thanks to Sheridan Hutchinson and Radovan GarabĂ­k.
2011-02-15 - NIIBE Yutaka <>
ngetty (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/ngetty.lintian-overrides: Renamed from lintian.overrides.
* debian/rules: Use dh.
* debian/ngetty.manpages: New.
* debian/source/format: New.
* debian/control (Build-Depends): Require newer debhelper and quilt.
(Starndards-Version): Conform to 3.9.1.
(Description): Mention the binary package is compiled with dietlibc.
(Closes: #600991).  Thanks to Marco Bodrato.
* debian/compat: Updated.
* debian/patches/01_no_gz_manual_install.diff: New.
2010-02-09 - NIIBE Yutaka <>
ngetty (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #532558).
2008-07-01 - NIIBE Yutaka <>
ngetty (0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/control (Standards-Version): Conform to 3.8.0.
2008-04-06 - NIIBE Yutaka <>
ngetty (0.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules, debian/overrides, debian/control: Build with dietlibc.
Patch from Julian Gilbey.  Closes: #470946.
* CHANGES, Makefile, README, Version, all_defs.h, check_first.c,
cleanutmp.c,do_utmp.c, get_headers, get_uptime.c, init.d/ngetty,
lib.h, logname_isprint.h, ngetty-argv.c, ngetty-helper.c, ngetty.8,
opts_do.c, sample.Conf, scan_number.h, scan_ulong.c, str_defs.h,
test-helper.c, tryboottime.c, trysysinfo.c, tzmap.c, utmp_do.c,
utmp_io.c, x_atoi.c: Incorporate upstream changes.
2008-03-02 - NIIBE Yutaka <>
ngetty (0.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Incorporate upstream change of nwho.c to fix FTBFS on amd64.
2008-02-13 - NIIBE Yutaka <>
ngetty (0.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #461663).

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