Bug#922815: insserv FATAL while updating as mountkernfs has to be enabled to use service udev

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 08:00:54 GMT 2019

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On 27/02/2019, Dmitry Bogatov <KAction at debian.org> wrote:


> Seems there is no /etc/init.d/mountkernfs.sh on your system.
> Since your init system is systemd, I question, why do you need insserv
> in first place. Do you have bin:initscripts installed?
> My guess is that update-initramfs invokes insserv /if/ it is available,
> and since you have insserv installed, but no initscripts, we get this
> bug.
> Adding initramfs-tools maintainer into loop. If my guess is correct,
> this issue should be resolved on initramfs side, since making insserv
> depending on initscripts is not nice to user.
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Dear Dimity,

You are right on both counts. Indeed systemd is pid 0 on my system.

In answer to your query, I attempted -

$ aptitude why insserv
i   rcconf  Depends sysv-rc
i A sysv-rc Depends insserv (> 1.12.0-10)

Does this answer the question ?

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