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Bug#472653: marked as done (unable to exec applets when /proc is not mounted)

Your message dated Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:17:03 +0000
with message-id <E1JeTct-00063S-M6@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#472653: fixed in busybox 1:1.9.2-2
has caused the Debian Bug report #472653,
regarding unable to exec applets when /proc is not mounted
to be marked as done.

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Package: busybox
Version: 1:1.9.2-1
Severity: critical
Tags: patch

This version of busybox is unable to execute its own applets in the absence of

Attached is a screen shot of problem, below is a hotfix for initramfs-tools to
workaround problem. This calls klibc provided binaries explicitly until /proc
is mounted, and does not allow busybox the opportunity to fuck up.
diff -Nrup initramfs-tools-0.91e.orig/init initramfs-tools-0.91e/init
--- initramfs-tools-0.91e.orig/init	2008-01-23 01:36:28.000000000 +1000
+++ initramfs-tools-0.91e/init	2008-03-26 00:40:58.000000000 +1000
@@ -2,14 +2,14 @@
 echo "Loading, please wait..."
-[ -d /dev ] || mkdir -m 0755 /dev
-[ -d /root ] || mkdir --mode=0700 /root
-[ -d /sys ] || mkdir /sys
-[ -d /proc ] || mkdir /proc
-[ -d /tmp ] || mkdir /tmp
-mkdir -p /var/lock
-mount -t sysfs -o nodev,noexec,nosuid none /sys 
-mount -t proc -o nodev,noexec,nosuid none /proc 
+[ -d /dev ] || /bin/mkdir -m 0755 /dev
+[ -d /root ] || /bin/mkdir --mode=0700 /root
+[ -d /sys ] || /bin/mkdir /sys
+[ -d /proc ] || /bin/mkdir /proc
+[ -d /tmp ] || /bin/mkdir /tmp
+/bin/mkdir -p /var/lock
+/bin/mount -t sysfs -o nodev,noexec,nosuid none /sys 
+/bin/mount -t proc -o nodev,noexec,nosuid none /proc 
 # Note that this only becomes /dev on the real filesystem if udev's scripts
 # are used; which they will be, but it's worth pointing out

Attachment: initramfs-fail.png
Description: PNG image

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Source: busybox
Source-Version: 1:1.9.2-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
busybox, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox-static_1.9.2-2_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox-udeb_1.9.2-2_amd64.udeb
  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox_1.9.2-2.diff.gz
  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox_1.9.2-2.dsc
  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox_1.9.2-2_amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 472653@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org> (supplier of updated busybox package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:33:59 +0100
Source: busybox
Binary: busybox busybox-static busybox-udeb
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1:1.9.2-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org>
 busybox    - Tiny utilities for small and embedded systems
 busybox-static - Standalone rescue shell with tons of builtin utilities
 busybox-udeb - Tiny utilities for the debian-installer (udeb)
Closes: 472653
 busybox (1:1.9.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
   * Set correct source section.
   * Move busybox-static to extra.
   * Update Standards-Version to 3.7.3, no changes.
   * Add generic applet fallback. (closes: #472653)
 31748e7166feaf126fc1a3b322938eee 674 utils optional busybox_1.9.2-2.dsc
 1e708f10373ca6e0649cf98f9bd754b7 22529 utils optional busybox_1.9.2-2.diff.gz
 12bbb5d90fe025348722f86a2c74ed9f 325214 utils optional busybox_1.9.2-2_amd64.deb
 fded3b600f6a5a4d86378135bb09c756 931900 shells extra busybox-static_1.9.2-2_amd64.deb
 bf33491d552e67ef871825d0a77f7110 135160 debian-installer extra busybox-udeb_1.9.2-2_amd64.udeb
Package-Type: udeb

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