Bug#984650: update-initramfs fails when /etc/systemd/network/99-default.link is symlink to /dev/null

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Sun Mar 7 19:29:58 GMT 2021

Control: tag -1 - moreinfo
Control: retitle -1 update-initramfs fails if there is a symlink to /dev/zero in /etc/systemd/network
Control: reassign -1 udev
Control: severity -1 minor

Frederik Lindenaar <frederik at lindenaar.nl> wrote:
> Thanks for the quick reply. I am not sure how I could have mixed
> these two up but did a quick test with cp just now and the problem
> indeed looks like mixing up /dev/zero and /dev/null (I have no way to
> check that anymore though).
> Nevertheless the result was very confusing (a full disk) so might
> still be good to check somehow

So I'm updating the status.  Also reassigning this to udev, as that is
the package that actually does the copying of /etc/systemd/network.


Ben Hutchings
For every complex problem
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
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