[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#514209: initscripts: doesn't fsck /dev/disk/by-label with spaces

Arthur Marsh arthur.marsh at internode.on.net
Thu Feb 5 08:22:35 UTC 2009

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.86.ds1-61
Severity: important

I had a usb drive /etc/fstab entry that used the /dev/disk/by-label as 

ls -al /dev/disk/by-label/S*

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 2009-02-06 04:39 STORE\x20N\x20GO -> 

The drive would mount fine manually, but fsck.vfat claimed that it 
couldn't find the device, so it wouldn't mount at boot-up.

I have changed the /etc/fstab to use the /dev/disk/by-id entry, and will 
see if that is a work-around for this problem.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.28-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages initscripts depends on:
ii  debianutils                  2.31        Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  e2fsprogs                    1.41.3-1    ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utiliti
ii  libc6                        2.7-18      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  lsb-base                     3.2-20      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  mount                Tools for mounting and manipulatin
ii  sysvinit-utils               2.86.ds1-61 System-V-like utilities

Versions of packages initscripts recommends:
ii  psmisc                        22.6-1     Utilities that use the proc filesy

initscripts suggests no packages.

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