[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#687410: sysvinit: non-privileged user can cause sysvinit.postinst to fail

Mike Hommey mh+reportbug at glandium.org
Sat Dec 8 00:38:26 UTC 2012

Package: sysvinit
Version: 2.88dsf-34
Followup-For: Bug #687410

This is not only a problem from non-privileged users.

When using lxc and when containers are running, pidof /sbin/init returns all 
containers init processes, and that makes the kill command fail, and thus
upgrades fail. I was hit by this when I upgraded my server from squeeze to


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.6-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages sysvinit depends on:
ii  debianutils     4.3.4
ii  initscripts     2.88dsf-34
ii  libc6           2.13-37
ii  libselinux1     2.1.9-5
ii  libsepol1       2.1.4-3
ii  sysv-rc         2.88dsf-34
ii  sysvinit-utils  2.88dsf-34

sysvinit recommends no packages.

sysvinit suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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