Bug#916212: elogind: when upgrading /run/elogind.pid believed even if actual process had died

Arthur Marsh arthur.marsh at internode.on.net
Tue Dec 11 14:24:42 GMT 2018

Package: elogind
Version: 239.3-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

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   * What led up to the situation?

aptitude upgrade:

[UPGRADE] elogind:amd64 239.1+20181115-1 -> 239.3-1
[UPGRADE] libelogind0:amd64 239.1+20181115-1 -> 239.3-1
[UPGRADE] libpam-elogind:amd64 239.1+20181115-1 -> 239.3-1

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

When attempting to restart the new version of elogind, there would
be an error message based on the existence of the /run/elogind.pid file,
even when the process did not exist. I had to manually remove
/run/elogind.pid to be able to start the new elogind

   * What was the outcome of this action?
   * What outcome did you expect instead?

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-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Devuan
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux beowulf/ceres
Release:	10
Codename:	n/a
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 4.20.0-rc6 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_GB (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages elogind depends on:
ii  dbus         1.12.10-1+devuan1
ii  debconf      1.5.69
ii  libacl1      2.2.52-3+b1
ii  libc6        2.28-2
ii  libelogind0  239.3-1
ii  libselinux1  2.8-1+b1
pn  libudev1     <none>
ii  lsb-base     10.2018112800

Versions of packages elogind recommends:
ii  policykit-1  0.105-22

elogind suggests no packages.

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