Bug#538725: checkroot.sh: fails if root not in fstab

Yair Yarom irush at cs.huji.ac.il
Sun Dec 30 09:21:01 GMT 2018

This was resolved several years ago (as far as I can tell). We currently
don't patch checkroot.sh and it seems to be working fine.


On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 8:36 PM Dmitry Bogatov <KAction at debian.org> wrote:

> control: tags -1 +moreinfo +unreproducible
> [2009-08-05 18:02] Yair Yarom <irush at cs.huji.ac.il>
> > We have here nfsroot, and no "/" entry in /etc/fstab. It seems that
> > checkroot.sh suppose to support it, i.e. if it doesn't get to a "/"
> entry, the
> > rootcheck variable is set to "no" (or, more precisely, remains "no").
> However,
> > in line 208, for some undocumented reason, there is a "rootcheck=yes"
> > overriding any previous rootcheck=no, causing fsck to run (in our case)
> as
> > "fsck -C -a -t none none", which runs reiserfsck, which fails.
> > Deleting that line seems to solve it for us.
> Yair Yarom, could you please take now look? Things changed since 2009, I
> can't find this line.
> I can't reproduce this bug. I just launched fresh virtual machine
> (Stretch), removed / entry from fstab and rebooted. All went well.  Dear
> submitter, could you please try to reproduce bug with modern
> installation?
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