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Bug#928840: boot hangs forever at live-config when libnss-systemd in image

On Sat, 2019-05-11 at 20:29 -0700, Steven Monai wrote:
> Package: live-config
> Version: 5.20190415
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> When the package 'libnss-systemd' is included in a debian-live image,
> all attempts to boot the image fail, hanging forever at a particular
> point in the boot process. The following message appears in the
> console (all on one line), with the kinetic red "cylon" effect on the
> left, and a time counter counting up towards infinity on the right:
> ``[ ***   ] A start job is running for live-config contains the
> components that configure a live system during the boot process
> (late userspace). (10min 1s / no limit)''
> If it matters: I build my debian-live images with 'live-build', and
> I include all Standard priority packages with the one-line package
> list macro "! Packages Priority standard". In order to work around
> this hanging-boot problem, I have been blocking the 'libnss-systemd'
> package from my debian-live images via apt pinning.
> I have tried adding "live-config.debug" to the boot command
> line, but no additional useful information appears in the console.
> And, furthermore, I cannot access the debug logs in the live
> system, since tty consoles are not yet available at the point that
> the live-config service hangs the boot sequence.
> I have tried booting in both legacy/BIOS mode and in UEFI mode
> (with secure boot disabled), and the behaviour is the always the
> same: hanging boot.
> I maintain a number of debian-live build recipes in salsa. The
> following one can be used to create an ISO image that exhibits the
> hanging boot problem (just remove the pin in 'config/apt/preferences'
> before running the 'make.sh' script):
> https://salsa.debian.org/smonaica-guest/sid-standard-live.git
> Best regards,
> -S.M.


This has been reported upstream:


Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

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