sysvinit-tools - Tools for basic booting

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Leap 42.2
Repository j.eng all
Package name sysvinit-tools
Package version 2.88+
Package release 104.2
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Installed size 333.25 KB
Download size 135.72 KB
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Helper tools from sysvinit that support booting, including but not exclusive
to startpar, killproc and pidof. System V init specific programs are in the
sysvinit package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sysvinit-tools-2.88+-104.2.x86_64.rpm 2.88+ x86_64 j.eng
sysvinit-tools-2.88+-99.2.x86_64.rpm 2.88+ x86_64 openSUSE Oss
sysvinit-tools - - -


Name Value
blog - - - - - - -


Name Value
sysvinit-tools = 2.88+-104.2
sysvinit-tools(x86-32) = 2.88+-104.2


Type URL
Binary Package sysvinit-tools-2.88+-104.2.i586.rpm
Source Package sysvinit-2.88+-104.2.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the j.eng repository:
    # zypper addrepo j.eng
  2. Install sysvinit-tools rpm package:
    # zypper install sysvinit-tools




2016-10-04 -
- Avoid spurious waring on a not existin session of a not existing
process (boo#1002492)
2016-01-26 -
- remove unused /etc/pam.d/init
- remove notify-pam-dead.patch
2016-01-25 -
- Use libblogger of package blog-devel now
2016-01-21 -
- Split off showconsole as its separate package called blog
Moved also the patches: showconsole-1.16.dif, showconsole-1.16-deadlock.diff,
2015-12-04 -
- cleanup package:
* don't build binaries which are not installed
* remove unused sources
* remove patches (or parts of patches) which modify unused files
* remove old build conditions (sysvinit, util-linux, mkinitrd)
* remove unused dependencies
- this cleanup does not change the resulting binaries (except some
package dependencies)
- list of removed patches:
* sysvinit-2.82-startstop.patch
* sysvinit-2.88+dsf-blowfish.dif
* sysvinit-2.88+dsf-crypt.patch
* sysvinit-2.88+dsf-env.patch
* sysvinit-2.88dsf-multiple-sulogin.patch
* sysvinit-2.88+dsf-run.diff
* sysvinit-2.88+dsf-xen.patch
- list of modified patches:
* notify-pam-dead.patch
* sysvinit-2.88+dsf.dif
* sysvinit-2.88+dsf-sulogin.diff
* sysvinit-2.88dsf-suse.patch
2015-12-01 -
- don't install last, we will take it from util-linux
2015-02-23 -
- Build with -std=gnu89 to deal with GCC 5 defaulting to -std=gnu11
2014-09-08 -
- For systemd distributions and products do not build the package
sysvinit anymore
2014-08-21 -
- use systemd-rpm-macros instead of systemd-devel to avoid build
dependency on systemd and it's deps in turn
- don't install mkinitrd stuff on > 131 anymore
2014-05-28 -
- The former entry adds the patch killproc-2.18-open_flags.dif (bnc#863518)

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