[Bug 619783] Re: procps will not install in multistrap unless upstart is running on the host system

Launchpad Bug Tracker 619783 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Sep 3 07:12:07 UTC 2012

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: procps (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  procps will not install in multistrap unless upstart is running on the
  host system

Status in “procps” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: procps

  The postinst of procps starts the service using the upstart command
  'start procps'. If upstart is not running it fails with "start: Unable
  to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket
  /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused". Whilst it is policy that the
  postinst script of a package should try to start the service the
  package installation should not fail just because the service didn't

  This is trivially fixed by appending || true to the start procps line in procps.postinst
  This solution is already present in the udev postinst script

  Examples of cases when this is practical problem:
  If the package is being installed in a chroot created on a Debian system (or any other system not runnig upstart) then it fails to install, and stops other packages that depend on it from installing.

  Currently using multistrap or debootstrap to create a maverick chroot
  on a Debian system falls over on this bug.

  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Wed Aug 18 11:25:01 2010
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
  NonfreeKernelModules: iwlagn nfs lockd fscache nfs_acl auth_rpcgss sunrpc sco parport_pc ppdev bridge lp parport stp bnep rfcomm l2cap input_polldev binfmt_misc uinput fuse ext3 jbd loop snd_hda_codec_conexant arc4 ecb btusb bluetooth pl2303 snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi iwlcore snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq usbserial snd_timer i915 mac80211 snd_seq_device drm_kms_helper drm snd cfg80211 thinkpad_acpi soundcore led_class snd_page_alloc rfkill intel_agp psmouse i2c_i801 i2c_algo_bit nvram agpgart serio_raw pcspkr evdev i2c_core video output wmi button battery ac processor ext4 mbcache jbd2 crc16 sha256_generic cryptd aes_x86_64 aes_generic cbc dm_crypt dm_mod sd_mod crc_t10dif uhci_hcd ahci libata thermal ehci_hcd scsi_mod usbcore thermal_sys e1000e nls_base
  Package: procps 1:3.2.8-9ubuntu3
  ProcEnviron: PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: procps
  Tags: maverick
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 x86_64

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