[PKG-OpenRC-Debian] Bug#758480: openrc: Fails to mount root read-write

Dan Greene dan-greene at wi.rr.com
Sun Aug 17 22:21:05 UTC 2014

Package: openrc
Version: 0.12.4+20131230-9
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks unrelated software

Dear Maintainer,

When openrc is installed and the system is rebooted, the root filesystem
is not remounted read-write as it should be. As a result, unless the user
manually remounts the root filesystem read-write
(remount -o remount,rw), any program that expects to write to the disk
will fail. This includes the dhcp client, resulting in the network not
coming up.

As for the severity of the bug, it seems to fit the definition of
"critical" severity because it breaks unrelated software. Feel free to
downgrade if that is incorrect.

To reproduce (tested on a kvm virtual machine):
1. Install Debian GNU/Linux using the jessie beta installer.
2. Install openrc
3. Remove systemd-sysv and install sysvinit-core
4. Reboot
5. Press Ctrl-C when waiting for /dev to be populated (seems to be an unrelated bug)
6. Do ls / > test

Result will be a read-only filesytem error.

I have also been able to reproduce this failure on kFreeBSD as well.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages openrc depends on:
ii  insserv    1.14.0-5
ii  libc6      2.19-7
ii  libeinfo1  0.12.4+20131230-9
ii  librc1     0.12.4+20131230-9

openrc recommends no packages.

openrc suggests no packages.

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