Bug#934961: insserv breaks startpar autopkgtest

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Sat Aug 17 11:24:37 BST 2019

Source: insserv, startpar
Control: found -1 insserv/1.20.0-2
Control: found -1 startpar/0.63-1
Severity: serious
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-ci at lists.debian.org
User: debian-ci at lists.debian.org
Usertags: breaks needs-update

Dear maintainers,

With a recent (one month old) upload of insserv the autopkgtest of
startpar fails in testing when that autopkgtest is run with the binary
packages of insserv from unstable. It passes when run with only packages
from testing. In tabular form:
                       pass            fail
insserv                from testing    1.20.0-2
startpar               from testing    0.63-1
all others             from testing    from testing

I copied some of the output at the bottom of this report.

Currently this regression is blocking the migration of insserv to
testing [1]. Due to the nature of this issue, I filed this bug report
against both packages. Can you please investigate the situation and
reassign the bug to the right package? If needed, please change the
bug's severity.

More information about this bug and the reason for filing it can be found on


[1] https://qa.debian.org/excuses.php?package=insserv


Setting up insserv (1.20.0-2) ...
insserv: FATAL: service mountkernfs has to exist for service networking
insserv: FATAL: service urandom has to exist for service networking
insserv: FATAL: service mountdevsubfs has to exist for service hwclock
insserv: exiting now!
Setting up autopkgtest-satdep (0) ...
(Reading database ... 12357 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing autopkgtest-satdep (0) ...
autopkgtest [02:13:15]: test testsuite: [-----------------------
make: Entering directory
STARTPAR=/lib/startpar/startpar ./runtests
insserv: fopen(/etc/init.d/.depend.boot): Permission denied
error: the test init.d was not running
error: the ls command was not running
make: Leaving directory
autopkgtest [02:13:15]: test testsuite: -----------------------]

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