Bug#844123: autopkgtest-virt-qemu fails with sysvinit inside the vm

Evgeni Golov evgeni at debian.org
Sat Nov 12 18:21:50 UTC 2016

Package: autopkgtest
Version: 4.2
Severity: normal


I wanted to test if my packages work fine with sysvinit instead of systemd.
For that I created a new image (using vmdebootstrap as described in the manpage),
booted it with plain qemu, installed sysvinit-core and expected it to work.

It didn't :)

1. there is no getty on ttyS0, so autopkgtest cannot control the VM
   this is solvable by uncommenting the ttyS0 line in /etc/inittab
   and maybe adjusting the speed to something more sensible than 9600
   I did not try, but using "agetty --keep-baud 115200,38400,9600 ttyS0 vt220"
   might also work nicely (that's what systemd is doing)
2. the VM does not get any network
    echo -e "auto ens3\niface ens3 inet dhcp" > /etc/network/interfaces.d/ens3
   seems to help, but smells like an awful hack to me.
   with systemd networkd just does the right thing here :/


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.8.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages autopkgtest depends on:
ii  apt-utils       1.3.1
ii  libdpkg-perl    1.18.14
ii  procps          2:3.3.12-2
ii  python3         3.5.1-4
ii  python3-debian  0.1.29

Versions of packages autopkgtest recommends:
ii  autodep8  0.8

Versions of packages autopkgtest suggests:
ii  lxc          1:2.0.5-3
pn  lxd-client   <none>
ii  qemu-system  1:2.7+dfsg-3+b1
ii  qemu-utils   1:2.7+dfsg-3+b1
ii  schroot      1.6.10-2+b1

-- no debconf information

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