Bug#868269: Regression from jessie to stretch in handling of %u, %U, %s, and %h

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sun Sep 10 00:43:09 BST 2017

On Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:09:29 -0700 Josh Triplett <josh at joshtriplett.org>
> Package: systemd
> Version: 233-10
> Severity: normal
> I'm not suggesting a change here, but I do think this could use
> documentation in the release notes and NEWS.Debian file.
> Commit 79413b673b45adc98dfeaec882bbdda2343cb2f9 in systemd 228 (between
> jessie and stretch) effectively broke/disabled the %u, %U, %s and %h
> specifiers in units.  I ran into this with a local unit that used %u,
> which went from expanding to the value of User to expanding to "root".
> It took quite a bit of investigating to figure out the cause.
> At a minimum, I would suggest adding something to the stretch release
> notes about this, as well as a NEWS.Debian entry.
> You might also consider, in your next stretch-proposed-updates upload,
> including the same NEWS.Debian entry.

While I'm a bit wary of the inflationary use of NEWS.Debian, I'd be ok
with adding a NEWS entry if one was provided in this case.
Josh, would you be willing to write such a text?

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