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FS#30399 - systemd-sysvcompat does not provide sbin/sulogin

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by William Swanson (s_tec) - Friday, 22 June 2012, 07:22 GMT
Last edited by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Friday, 22 June 2012, 12:21 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


The systemd-sysvcompat package does not provide a replacement for sbin/sulogin. This breaks the systemd, which relies on sulogin to provide a shell.

Additional info:
* systemd 185-1
* systemd-sysvcompat 185-1

Steps to reproduce:
* Accidentally mess up your fstab file
* Reboot the system
* Find yourself in a rescue mode with no means of interacting with the system. Keyboard input is completely dead apart from Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

Or, to avoid actually doing the dangerous step 1, just specify the kernel parameter "" at the grub menu during step 2.

Hopefully this isn't an upstream bug. I can report there if so.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Dave Reisner (falconindy)
Friday, 22 June 2012, 12:21 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#28550 
Comment by William Swanson (s_tec) - Friday, 22 June 2012, 07:25 GMT
I should mention that the original /sbin/sulogin comes from the sysvinit package, which systemd-sysvcompat conflicts with.