[File-rc-users] Bug#688140: file-rc: File-rc doesn't restore rcX.d dirs at remove, breaks sysv-rc installation.

Michael Stapelberg stapelberg at debian.org
Tue Feb 5 23:49:02 UTC 2013

On Tue, 6 Nov 2012 20:46:25 +0100
Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de> wrote:
> On Wednesday, 19. September 2012 21:05:03 Piotr Borkowski wrote:
> > File-rc doesn't restore rcX.d dirs at remove. This breaks sysv-rc
> > legacy_bootordering postinst function. After sysv-rc installation
> > this leads to empty rcX.d dirs and broken system. Maybe file-rc
> > should call
> I can reproduce this problem in piuparts distupgrade tests, e.g.
>   setup squeeze (or wheezy) chroot
>   switch to file-rc
>   distupgrade to wheezy (or sid)
>   switch back to sysv-rc
> but not within a distro:
>   setup a squeeze (or wheezy or sid) chroot
>   switch to file-rc
>   switch back to sysv-rc
> curiously it also happens after a wheezy->sid distuprade, even if the
> versions of sysv-rc and file-rc are the same in both sid and wheezy
I haven’t tried to reproduce this issue yet, but I have figured out
that in file-rc 0.8.13, the call to rcfile2link.sh was removed from

--- file-rc-0.8.12/debian/prerm	2010-04-07 21:30:54.000000000 +0200
+++ file-rc-0.8.13/debian/prerm	2012-07-30 07:49:08.000000000 +0200
@@ -19,7 +19,6 @@
 case "$1" in
-	/usr/share/file-rc/rcfile2link.sh

The changelog mentions:

   * Removed long obsolete logic (prior to oldstable) from maintainer
     scripts, which is no longer useful for upgrades.

Roger: Your name was above the changes in the changelog of file-rc
0.8.13. Was this change intentional? If so, could you explain how the
conversion from file to links is supposed to work in the current
version so that we can debug further?


Best regards,

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