[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#872985: [lirc] postinst of lirc fails if systemd is not installed

Lars Kruse devel at sumpfralle.de
Mon Aug 28 23:50:13 UTC 2017

Package: lirc
Version: 0.10.0-2

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I experienced the same problem after upgrading lirc from v0.9.4c-9 to 

On 23/08/17 12:34, Alec Leamas wrote:

> hm... don't you have systemd installed? systemd-tmpfiles is an 
> integral part of systemd, seems strange that the script cannot find it.

The following set of related packages is installed on my system:

# dpkg -l | grep -E "(systemd|sysv)" | cut -c 1-60
ii  libsystemd0                          234-2.3
ii  systemd-shim                         10-3
ii  sysv-rc                              2.88dsf-59.9
ii  sysvinit-core                        2.88dsf-59.9
ii  sysvinit-utils                       2.88dsf-59.9

"systemd-tmpfiles" is part of the "systemd" package (not installed).

It looks like it would be sufficient to guard the content of the 
(systemd-related) postinst script with a check for the existence of

Thank you!


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