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Company / developer Debian Project
OS family Unix-like
Working state Production
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release 16 August 1993 (1993-08-16)
Language(s) 63 languages[1]
Update method APT (several front-ends available)
Package manager dpkg package manager
Supported platforms IA-32, x86-64, PowerPC, SPARC, DEC Alpha, ARM, MIPS, PA-RISC, S390, IA-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux, FreeBSD), Micro (Hurd)
Userland GNU
Default user interface GNOME, KDE Plasma Desktop, Xfce and LXDE
License Mainly GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2) and others[2]
Official website

Debian is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software primarily under the GNU General Public License along with other free software licenses.[3] Debian GNU/Linux, which includes the Linux kernel and GNU OS tools,[4] is a popular and influential GNU/Linux distribution.[5] It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for installation and use. Debian is known for relatively strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies[6] as well as using collaborative software development and testing processes.[7] Debian can be used on a variety of hardware, from NAS/SAN devices to phones, laptops, desktops and servers. It focuses on stability and security and is used as a base for many other distributions.

LIO has been the default block storage target from Debian 'wheezy' (freeze: June 2012).



Versions wheezy, sid
Archive Debian pool
Source gits target_core.ko, targetcli
Documentation -


The user space shell targetcli can be installed as follows:

su -c 'apt-get install targetcli'

Run targetcli as 'root' as follows:

# PYTHONPATH=. ./scripts/targetcli


The Open-iSCSI Initiator comes pre-installed on Debian.

See also

Distribution Version[Linux 1] Release Archive Install Source git[Linux 2] Documentation
CentOS 6.2 2011-12-20 CentOS mirror su -c 'yum install fcoe-target-utils' targetcli-fb.git Tech Notes
Debian 7.0 ("wheezy") TBA Debian pool su -c 'apt-get install targetcli' targetcli
Fedora 16, 17/18 2011-11-08 Fedora Rawhide su -c 'yum install targetcli' targetcli-fb.git Target Wiki
openSUSE 12.1 2011-11-08 Requires manual installation from targetcli.
RHEL 6.2 2011-11-16 Fedora Rawhide su -c 'yum install fcoe-target-utils' targetcli-fb.git Tech Notes
Scientific Linux 6.2 2012-02-16 SL Mirror su -c 'yum install fcoe-target-utils' targetcli-fb.git Tech Notes
SLES SP2 2012-02-15 Requires manual installation from targetcli.
Ubuntu PrecisePangolin v12 2012-04-26 Ubuntu universe su -c 'apt-get install targetcli' targetcli
  1. The distribution release where LIO was included first.
  2. Technical support, and qualified backports to other kernels and distributions are available from Datera.


  1. "Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released". Debian. 2/14/2009. 
  2. "License information". Debian. 
  3. "What Does Free Mean? or What do you mean by Free Software?". Debian official website. The Debian Project. 
  4. " - What is Debian?". Debian official website. The Debian Project. 
  5. "Linux Distributions – Facts and Figures". 
  6. Debian Social Contract on Debian homepage
  7. "The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ – Definitions and overview". Debian. 

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