Bug#923485: initscripts: Please make /etc/rc.local a conffile

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Sun Apr 14 11:52:47 BST 2019

control: tags -1 +confirmed
control: reopen -1
control: retitle -1 upgrade sid->experimental modifies conffile

[2019-04-10 11:55] Andreas Beckmann <anbe at debian.org>
> Followup-For: Bug #923485
> Control: found -1 2.94-2
> Hi,
> now piuparts complains about a modified conffile on upgrades from sid to
> experimental.
> You need to compare /etc/rc.local.dpkg-old against all known md5sums of
> variants previously installed by some package version, and delete it if
> it matches one of them, s.t. it is "upgraded to the new version".
> Only preserve the old one if it obviously contains user modifications.

Any suggestions how can I make list of /all/ known md5sums? Or, wait,
isn't md5sum of file installed by version in testing (which is going to
be Buster) is enough?

> >From the piuparts output:
>   Setting up insserv (1.18.0-2) ...
>   insserv: FATAL: service mountdevsubfs has to exists for service hwclock
>   insserv: exiting now!

Wierd. mountdevsubfs is dependency of hwclock, true, but why would it be

$ dpkg -S /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh
initscripts: /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh
$ apt-cache policy initscripts
  Installed: 2.94-2
  Candidate: 2.94-2
  Version table:
 *** 2.94-2 100
          1 http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/debian experimental/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.93-8 500
        500 http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/debian testing/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/debian sid/main amd64 Packages
     2.91-1+devuan1.2 100
        100 http://packages.devuan.org/devuan experimental/main amd64 Packages
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