Bug#968087: systemd-tmpfiles fails on fchownat() systcall for /var/log/journal with -ENOENT on installation

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Mon Aug 17 21:04:04 BST 2020

Am 08.08.20 um 12:48 schrieb Vasyl Gello:
> Package: systemd
> Version: 246-2
> Dear colleagues,
> I am observing strange issue with installation / upgrade of systemd in
> pbuilder chroot. The environment I do use is somewhat not standard
> (it is an nsjail chroot for portable Debian development with pbuilder
> nested chroot working inside the user namespace) but all versions of
> systemd before 245-1 were installed just fine.

Maybe you can run git bisect to find the commit which changed the behaviour?

> As an author and maintainer of the aforementioned tool, I tracked
> down the issue to the following command:
> systemd-tmpfiles --create --prefix /var/log/journal
> in the systemd.postinst script. Appending this particular line
> as follows:
> systemd-tmpfiles --create --prefix /var/log/journal || true
> solves the issue for me.

Well, this is just hiding the error.

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