Bug#920618: initscripts: errors with /dev/shm on Hurd

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Sun Jan 27 13:52:59 GMT 2019

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.93-5
Severity: wishlist

[ Originally reported by Svante Signell <svante.signell at gmail.com> ]


we have some problems with the latest fixes of sysvinit for GNU/Hurd.

* Make /run/shm symlink to /dev/shm, not other way around (Closes: #851427)

	Boot messages:
	mkdir: Cannot create directory /dev/shm: File exists

	Mount point '/dev/shm' does not exist. Skipping mount.
	touch: cannot touch '/dev/shm/.tmpfs': Too many levels of symbolic links.
	Cleaning up temporary files... failed!
	startpar: service(s) returned failure: checkroot-bootclean.sh mountall-
	bootclean.sh mountnfs.sh ... failed!

	/run/shm is created by the hurd package, causing a conflict with initscripts.
	rgrep /run/shm /etc/hurd
	/etc/hurd/rc:mkdir -p /run/lock /run/shm

	dpkg -S /etc/hurd/rc
	hurd: /etc/hurd/rc

	- Either the creation of /run/shm in hurd should be removed or creation of the
	symbolic link /run/shm in initscripts should be removed for Hurd.

	/dev/shm is already a symbolic link to /run/shm:
	file /dev/shm
	/dev/shm: symbolic link to /run/shm
	ls -l /dev/shm
	lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8 Jan 20  2017 /dev/shm -> /run/shm
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