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How to install initscripts on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install initscripts

Installing initscripts package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install initscripts

initscripts package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name initscripts
version 2.88dsf-59.3
description scripts for initializing and shutting down the system
subsection admin
website / projects / sysvinit
maintainer Debian sysvinit maintainers

Uninstall initscripts

To remove just initscripts package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove initscripts

Uninstall initscripts and it’s dependent packages

To remove the initscripts package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove initscripts

Purging initscripts

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of initscripts from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge initscripts

To delete configuration and/or data files of initscripts and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove initscripts