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Re: Installation of openssh-client stops with error in groupadd


On 04/26/2016 08:54 PM, Reco wrote:
For the sake of the purity of the experiment, it would be nice to reboot
the system with "init=/bin/sh" added to kernel commandline (to exclude
systemd interference), but I foresee that the result would be the same.
I'll try this if I have a little bit time and come back to this topic then.

So, to sum it up. Your current kernel + root filesystem combo prevents
you to overwrite /etc/group (and I suspect any existing file) with
another file by means of conventional rename(2) syscall, which returns
anomalous return code.
My gut feeling tells me that one should blame filesystem (btrfs)
implementation in cases such as this.
This behavior justifies a bug report with severity 'serious' against
'linux-image' package as I don't see any easy way to fix this short of
kernel patch or replacing the filesystem with something more
conventional (ext4 comes to mind).
I'll prepare a bug-report also. As this is a freshly set-up computer, I'll also try to reinstall it with ext4.

So thank you for your help until here.

Best regards

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