[Bug 570450] Re: regression in /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh causes it to fail entirely on Ubuntu servers

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 29 06:31:04 BST 2010

Accepted acpid into lucid-proposed, the package will build now and be
available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

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regression in /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh causes it to fail entirely on Ubuntu servers
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Status in “acpi” package in Ubuntu: Fix Committed
Status in “acpi” source package in Lucid: Fix Committed

Bug description:
Binary package hint: acpi

The last upload of acpid causes a problem on systems which do not have the acpi-support package installed:

acpid (1.0.10-5ubuntu2) lucid; urgency=low

  * Source /usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs in powerbtn.sh (LP: #508073)

 -- Jonathan Thomas <echidnaman at kubuntu.org>  Fri, 15 Jan 2010 19:59:47 -0500

The sourcing of the file happens unconditionally, and the acpid package does not depend on acpi-support, which provides that file.

This could be solved by adding acpi-support to acpid's depends, however, this isn't desirable because it pulls in several X related packages which we would not want on a server.

Instead, let's only source that file if it exists.  If it doesn't, then there is a foolproof failure case handling at the bottom of that script.

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