Bug#367808: [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#367808: initscripts: machine doesn't power off after 'shutdown -h now'

Toni Mueller support at oeko.net
Thu May 18 14:03:39 UTC 2006


On Thu, 18.05.2006 at 09:45:11 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh at debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 18 May 2006, Toni Mueller wrote:
> >  - calling /sbin/halt with '-h' which is illegal
> halt -h is legal according to its manpage and source-code.  And it works,
> too.

my manpage for 'halt' says:

/sbin/halt [-n] [-w] [-d] [-f] [-i] [-p]

There is no '-h' in there.

> Which version of the sysvinit package are you using?

I am using
ii  initscripts           2.86.ds1-14

and installed these only a short while ago when I installed
linux-image-2.6.16-something. Before, with no initscripts and
linux-image-2.6.12 installed, powerdown on shutdown worked.

Anyway, checking the source confirms your claim about '-h', so I stand

> Look for other open bugs about this and please contribute to them with
> on-spot information.

I looked before and found two other bugs which I didn't find
appropriate enough, but will take one of them in the future.

If you are interested, I wrote down the exact message on shutdown. If
you need something else for me to test, please say so (I'm not an
expert in this area).

> But make triple sure you have a fully up-to-date
> Sarge or Etch or Sid installation first.

I currently do apt-get update && apt-get -f dist-upgrade on said box
daily, mostly due to the X.org transition. I don't know how much more
current I can get.


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