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FS#29155 - [bootchart] issue at boot with latest 1.15-1

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Daniel (8472) - Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 19:38 GMT
Last edited by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Saturday, 31 March 2012, 13:54 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


After installing the latest version 1.15-1 (Build Date: 2012-03-19 20:48 UTC), the bootchartd has disappeared from the /sbin/ , and is now in /usr/bin/bootchartd
This is causing an issue at booting if using the parameter "init=/sbin/bootchartd" also noted in the wiki
At boot, the init simply drops in the shell, logged as root with an error msg, that the /sbin/bootchart is missing.
I don't know if the /sbin/bootchartd disappeared on purpose, but either create an symbolic link to /usr/bin/bootchartd so the /sbin/bootchartd exist as link , or update the wiki to the new path.

Additional info:
ver - 1.15-1

Steps to reproduce:
Simply install the latest version, apply the parameter "init=/sbin/bootchartd" to your grub, and reboot.
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Closed by  Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Saturday, 31 March 2012, 13:54 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  Problem caused by "upgrading" from unsupported package to supported package of different software that happens to have the same name. Added comment to wiki.
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Saturday, 31 March 2012, 13:12 GMT
this is probably done on purpose, since some people want to move away from /sbin for information about these exciting topics check arch-dev-public ( the mailing list). And you could update the wiki by yourself, since it's a wiki! Developers don't always have the time to update them.
Comment by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Saturday, 31 March 2012, 13:43 GMT
Thanks for reporting. There are a few issues here:

1.15 is the first version of bootchart that we have shipped, so the tool did not in fact move, it has always been (and will always be) at /usr/bin. The confusion probably stems from there being a different unsupported tool called "bootchart" in the AUR. However, this is a different piece of software and is not compatible in any way with the new tool (though the obviously perform a similar task).

I was not aware of the wiki page so thanks for the pointer. I guess it might make sense to rewrite it to be about the new tool, or to contain separate sections on both tools. The original version of bootchart is no longer maintained, and afaik there is no reason to use it over the new version.