issues with insserv and /var in local encrypted lvm
jonas at freesources.org
Sun Apr 6 02:29:04 UTC 2008
I just setup a new system with /var being a logical volume of an
encrypted local lvm volume group:
/dev/sda1 ext3 root partition
/dev/sdb1 encrypted disk partition
/dev/mapper/sdb1 lvm volume group "vg01"
/dev/mapper/vg01-var lvm logical volume "var"
I enabled dependency based boot system and according to
update-bootsystem-insserv everything was setup correctly.
But now I realized that both gpm and syslog-ng fail to stop at halt
process, as /var is not available any longer when the init.d stop script
Adding $remote_fs to the Required-Stop LSB headers and rerunning
update-bootsystem-insserv fixes the issue, but I doubt that this is
really the propper fix. According to http://wiki.debian.org/LSBInitScripts
$local_fs is for init.d scripts which depend on /var being available,
and $remote_fs is only for init.d scripts which depend on /usr being
Is this a documentation bug, or is the issue more complex?
If the former is the case, I'm happy to report bugreports against gpm
and syslog-ng, asking for $remote_fs to be added to LSB Required-*
PS: please Cc: me as I'm not subscribed to the list.
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