Bug#588922: postinst fails in qemubuilder environment, no telinit
tag 588922 - patch
retitle 588922 libc6: please support systems without /dev/initctl
severity 588922 wishlist
On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 08:08:26PM +0200, Stefan Kisdaroczi wrote:
> On 13.07.2010 16:12, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > Stefan Kisdaroczi a écrit :
> >> Package: libc6
> >> Version: 2.11.2-2
> >> Tags: patch
> >> hi,
> >> libc6 fails to install in a squeeze qemubuilder on a lenny host.
> >> There is no telinit -> postinst fails.
> > Why is there no telinit? sysvinit contains this file and is both
> > "Essential: yes" and "Priority: required". In any case it should be
> > unpacked before libc6 postinst is run.
> Ok, there is a /sbin/telinit (sorry for that), but /dev/initctl is missing.
> The virtual machine kernel cmdline is "init=/pbuilder-run".
Ok, so the initial patch is actually useless.
> The installation gives the following error:
> debconf: falling back to frontend: Teletype
> telinit: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory
> dpkg: error processing libc6 (--install):
> subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit
> status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
I will add a workaround for such non-standard environments in the next
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73