Bug#418490: lvm2: 'PANIC: circular dependancy' at boot

Peter Salisbury peterthevicar at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Apr 10 02:23:07 UTC 2007

Package: lvm2
Version: 2.02.24-1
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks the whole system

I upgraded from 2.02.06 to 2.02.24 and got a 'PANIC: circular 
dependancy' on boot. Downgrading back to 2.02.06, rebooting with a 
previous linux image and running dpkg-reconfigure on the current 
linux-image fixed the problem.

dpkg-reconfigure used mkinitramfs-kpkg to make the initrd.

The system information below follows the downgrade.

All the Best, Peter

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-k7 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages lvm2 depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]       1.5.13       Debian configuration 
management sy
ii  libc6                       2.3.6.ds1-13 GNU C Library: Shared 
ii  libdevmapper1.02            2:1.02.12-1  The Linux Kernel Device 
Mapper use
ii  libncurses5                 5.5-5        Shared libraries for 
terminal hand
ii  libreadline5                5.2-2        GNU readline and history 
ii  libselinux1                 1.32-3       SELinux shared libraries
ii  libsepol1                   1.14-3       Security Enhanced Linux 
policy lib
ii  lvm-common                  1.5.20       The Logical Volume 
Manager for Lin

lvm2 recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:


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