Bug#928119: bumblebee: Fails to install on a domain-joined machine

Alex Thiessen alex.thiessen.de+debian at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 15:02:48 BST 2019

Package: bumblebee
Version: 3.2.1-14
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

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   * What led up to the situation?
   I have a notebook which is joined a (Windows) domain, as provided by
   my company's IT department. It uses the _backports_ kernel because it
   is rather new. It has the `admins` group which contains the local
   admin (_ladmin_) and a few domain users (our IT administrators).

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
   apt install -t stretch-backports bumblebee primus libgl1-nvidia-glx

   * What was the outcome of this action?
   Configuration failure:
   > Setting up bumblebee (3.2.1-14) ...
   > Adding members from group(s) 'adm sudo admin' to 'bumblebee':
   > ladmin z0004jhn z0004jic z0007mda z000f94i z000hdew z001kjhu z0020u3p z002ukvs z003s73f
   > Adding user ladmin to group bumblebee
   > gpasswd: user 'z0004jhn' does not exist
   > dpkg: error processing package bumblebee (--configure):
   >  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 3
   > dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of primus:
   >  primus depends on bumblebee; however:
   >   Package bumblebee is not configured yet.
   > dpkg: error processing package primus (--configure):
   >  dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

   * What outcome did you expect instead?
   Successful installation

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.9
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 (SMP w/12 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages bumblebee depends on:
ii  bbswitch-dkms        0.8-4
ii  dpkg                 1.18.25
ii  init-system-helpers  1.48
ii  libbsd0              0.8.3-1
ii  libc6                2.24-11+deb9u4
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.50.3-2
ii  libkmod2             23-2
ii  libx11-6             2:1.6.4-3+deb9u1
ii  lsb-base             9.20161125
ii  xserver-xorg-core    2:1.19.2-1+deb9u5

Versions of packages bumblebee recommends:
ii  primus  0~20150328-4

Versions of packages bumblebee suggests:
pn  bumblebee-nvidia  <none>

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