[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#779612: Bug#779612: systemd-sysv,cryptsetup: systemd-sysv, cryptsetup should recommend plymouth; without plymouth cryptsetup prompts are unusable

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Apr 10 19:33:47 UTC 2015

Hi Gordon,

Am 31.03.2015 um 07:40 schrieb Gordon Morehouse:
> On 03/25/2015 10:24 AM, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Gordon, can you try systemd v219 from experimental?
>> It has some tricks to suppress output from other jobs while a password
>> prompt is running. I dunno how well that works, though so having someone
>> with such a setup test this would be appreciated.
> Hi Michael, 219-5 is MUCH MUCH better. If I type the wrong password it's
> a bit glitchy (prints multiple prompts and starts a service to dispatch
> password prompts but then holds after a spurious prompt or two). I
> didn't wait to see if there was a hidden timeout. I got the system
> booted in one try which is a first.
>> If v219 works reasonably well (without plymouth), we might consider
>> backporting those patches (depending on how invasive they are).
> So far so good here.

I've backported the patch for v215 and uploaded test packages to [1].
It would be great if you could give those packages a try and report
back. I'm planning to include that patch in 215-16 if your tests are

Patch is attached.


[1] deb https://people.debian.org/~biebl/systemd/ ./
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