Bug#922815: insserv FATAL while updating as mountkernfs has to be enabled to use service udev

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Thu Feb 28 22:13:31 GMT 2019

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 6:50 PM Michael Biebl <biebl at debian.org> wrote:
> Am 28.02.19 um 14:08 schrieb Michael Biebl:
> >> Since initramfs-maintainer says, that initramfs-tools do not invoke
> >> insserv, another guess is udev/init-system-helpers. Reassigning for
> >> udev.
> >
> > Dmitry, since you reassigned this to udev without further explanation,
> > what would you suggest should the udev package do about this?
> Adding a "initscripts" dependency to the udev package is clearly a bad
> idea, since udev does not depend on the initscripts package.
> There are couple of different solutions:
> 1) Ignore the issue. It's a warning only after all.
> 2) Add Conflicts: insserv to systemd-sysv, so the package is kicked out
> on upgrades (and maybe add sysv-rc, startpar, initscripts to that list).
> This would ensure that users of systemd don't end up with those packages
> installed.
> 3) Add a initscripts dependency to insserv. If you are using insserv,
> you probably want the facilities provided by initscripts.

I think insserv should depend on initscripts. It requires that to
actually do anything.

Adding Conflicts will likely make switching inits much more difficult.


Felipe Sateler

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