Bug#923168: initscripts: Old cruft in initscripts postinst

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Sun Feb 24 17:48:12 GMT 2019

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.93-8
Severity: minor
Tags: patch


initscripts.postinst still contains old cruft, unused now as far as I
can see, left over from the /run/shm migration. The code making use of
it was already removed in:


> debian: Clean up legacy migration logic in maintainer and init scripts 

One is a stray, write-only $devshm variable introduced as a workaround


> initscripts.postinst: hide from lintian the fact that we're removing
> /dev/shm, since otherwise a buggy lintian check prevents us from
> uploading legitimate code to the archive.

The other is a compat_link() helper function doing the kind of things
also handled in /lib/init/mount-functions.sh

I think they're safe to remove now.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages initscripts depends on:
ii  coreutils       8.30-1
ii  debianutils
ii  lsb-base        10.2018112800
ii  mount           2.33.1-0.1
ii  sysv-rc         2.93-8
ii  sysvinit-utils  2.93-8

Versions of packages initscripts recommends:
ii  e2fsprogs  1.44.5-1
ii  psmisc     23.2-1

initscripts suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/default/rcS changed [not included]
/etc/default/tmpfs changed [not included]

-- no debconf information
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