[Bug 1574004] Re: package udev 229-4ubuntu4 failed to install/upgrade: /var/log/udev is a directory

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Thu May 5 17:31:44 UTC 2016

Hello Erich, or anyone else affected,

Accepted systemd into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be
available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/systemd/229-4ubuntu5
in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package.  See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
enable and use -proposed.  Your feedback will aid us getting this update
out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug,
mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag
from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the
bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to
verification-failed.  In either case, details of your testing will help
us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification .  Thank you in

** Changed in: systemd (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Committed

** Tags added: verification-needed

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  package udev 229-4ubuntu4 failed to install/upgrade: /var/log/udev is
  a directory

Status in systemd package in Ubuntu:
Status in systemd source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  upgrade to 16.04 failed

  Fix: http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-systemd/systemd.git/commit/?h=ubuntu-xenial&id=d133b04

  Test case: Install trusty, remove the /var/log/udev file, and make it
  a directory (sudo mkdir -p /var/log/udev). Upgrade to 16.04 (at least
  udev). This will fail on this error with the xenial version, but
  should succeed with this fix.

  Regression potential: practically zero. This only ignores errors on
  the rm of the old log file.

  ProblemType: Package
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: udev 229-4ubuntu4
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-36.41-generic 4.2.8-ckt8
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-36-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Sat Apr 23 14:34:45 2016
  ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-07-16 (281 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
  MachineType: LENOVO 4174P5G
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.2.0-36-generic root=UUID=6d33134c-01af-4ee9-ad9e-afe117f0cff4 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1
   apt  1.2.10ubuntu1
  SourcePackage: systemd
  Title: package udev 229-4ubuntu4 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-04-23 (0 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 04/11/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: 8CET57WW (1.37 )
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
  dmi.board.name: 4174P5G
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Not Available
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr8CET57WW(1.37):bd04/11/2013:svnLENOVO:pn4174P5G:pvrThinkPadT420s:rvnLENOVO:rn4174P5G:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
  dmi.product.name: 4174P5G
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T420s
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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