Please allow insserv version 1.12.0-2 into Lenny (Was: Freeze exception for insserv 1.12.0-1?)

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at
Fri Aug 22 13:21:06 UTC 2008

The discovered issues with insserv 1.12.0-1 has been resolved, and a
sourcefull upload of 1.12.0-2 was done to solve an issue detected on
alpha.  This was a problem with insserv expecting deterministic
ordering of entries returned from readdir(), which proved to cause a
problem on alpha.  The issue exist in all versions of insserv up to

Most of the changes done since the version in Lenny (1.11.0-9) are
updates to the test suite, and the new version pass all the tests
passed by version 1.11.0-9 as well as all the new tests like the one
failing if the readdir() ordering isn't as insserv expect it.  The
test suite is very comprehensive.

In addition, Kel Modderman has done a great job with the upstream
author and got almost all our patches integrated into the new version.
And finally, upstream rewrote the script ordering code to handle start
and stop sequences separately, to solve a long term Debian bug with
"fake" dependenly loops.

All in all, the new version of insserv is tested and confirmed to do
as it should for all settings where it is expected to work, and also
make the ordering more robust regarding file system features and
script dependencies.

Please allow it to propagate into Lenny when its resting time in
unstable is over.  It will improve the state of the release goal for
dependency based boot sequencing in Lenny.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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