Bug#902336: systemd: sddm login screen does not appear until after more than a minute

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Tue Jun 26 12:02:47 BST 2018

Am 26.06.2018 um 12:45 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
> Michael Biebl - 26.06.18, 12:28:
>> Am 25.06.2018 um 18:33 schrieb Michael Biebl:
>>> Am 25.06.2018 um 17:45 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
>>>> So for that booting with Debian kernel would not be necessary I
>>>> think, but in order to check for the upower issues after restoring
>>>> the original service file.
>>> The upower related start failure looks indeed like an entirely
>>> different issue. If I had to guess I'd say it's a  missing kernel
>>> option.
>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=902411 seem relevant
>> for you. Could you check which version of libffi you have installed
>> and is used by upower.
> Gotcha.
> % LANG=C apt policy libffi6
> libffi6:
>   Installed: 3.3~20160224-1
>   Candidate: 3.3~20160224-1
>   Version table:
>  *** 3.3~20160224-1 100
>         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>      3.2.1-8 500
>         500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid/main amd64 Packages
> Downgraded to version in Sid, re-installed original upower.service file 
> and upower starts up correctly on next boot.
> I did not think about checking libffi6 version, sorry.

Thanks for checking.
Ok, so both cases (sddm and upower) are not really related to the latest
systemd upgrade.
Reassigning to libffi6 won't really help either, as libffi6 in
experimental has been replaced by libffi7 (which is a bit of an
unfortunate situation).
The only thing we could do is add a versioned
Breaks: libffi6 >> 3.3~ to systemd, but I feel a bit uncomfortable doing

We already have an open bug report for the sddm issue.
I'll keep this one open and repurpose it for the
MemoryDenyWriteExecute=true + outdated libffi issue.

Should more users run into this, I'll reconsider adding such a Breaks,
otherwise I'll probably just close it in a few weeks.


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