Bug#1038903: initscripts: orphan-sysvinit-scripts needs to be a prerequisite, not optional.

David Griffith dave at 661.org
Thu Jun 22 22:50:03 BST 2023

Package: initscripts
Version: 3.06-4
Severity: important

When doing an upgrade of a Bullseye machine to Bookworm, I noticed that 
rsyslog stopped writing log entries.  There was no immediate clue as to 
what was going on.  After poking around online, I found Bug#1037039 
which said that rsyslog's init script was removed and that 
orphan-sysvinit-scripts would fix this problem.  Since that package is 
of no use unless sysvinit is being used and its absence leads to random 
packages (some important) not working at all; orphan-sysvinit-scripts 
should be a prerequisite.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 12.0
  APT prefers stable-security
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-security'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 6.1.0-9-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU threads; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE not set
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages initscripts depends on:
ii  sysv-rc         3.06-4
ii  sysvinit-utils  3.06-4

Versions of packages initscripts recommends:
ii  e2fsprogs  1.47.0-2
ii  psmisc     23.6-1

initscripts suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/rc.local changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

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