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Re: sysvinit_2.75-4.1.deb trashes file systems

In article <cistron.19981026093645.A21726@wau.mis.ah.nl>,
Paul Slootman  <paul@wau.mis.ah.nl> wrote:
>On Sat 24 Oct 1998, Falk Hueffner wrote:
>I had the same problem (and reported it at Fri, 9 Oct 1998 09:15:06 +0200
>with subject 'Warning! Problem when upgrading to sysvinit_2.75-4.1').
>I didn't really get any substantive replies then. I'd also guess that
>this is alpha-specific, because we'd see many more reports if i386 also
>had this problem.

It's the "init u" in the postinst script that causes this, I think. It
should tell the running version of init to re-exec itself (u == upgrade).
However the version of init you were running at that time took it as
"init s", or whatever.

Can you check if "init u" works as expected with the init binary from
2.75-4.1 actually running (eg after a reboot)? I wonder if this bug comes
from an older init that is confused or that "init u" just doesn't
work on an alpha. Yes I know I could test it on alpha.debian.nl but
I am at home right now and cannot press the big red button if need be.

  "Did I ever tell you about the illusion of free will?"
    -- Sheriff Lucas Buck, ultimate BOFH.

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