Bug#490875: initramfs-tools: Incorrect warning message on upgrade if busybox is not installed - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#490875: initramfs-tools: Incorrect warning message on upgrade if busybox is not installed - Debian ; Package: initramfs-tools Version: 0.92e Severity: minor When upgrading recently I noticed initramfs-tools give the following warning: Warning: Busybox is required for successful boot! .... but it isn't. I shut down, and rebooted perfectly successfully. This happened on two different machines ...

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  1. Bug#490875: initramfs-tools: Incorrect warning message on upgrade if busybox is not installed

    Package: initramfs-tools
    Version: 0.92e
    Severity: minor


    When upgrading recently I noticed initramfs-tools give the following warning:

    Warning: Busybox is required for successful boot!

    .... but it isn't. I shut down, and rebooted perfectly successfully.

    This happened on two different machines (neither has busybox installed any more). Both are fine.

    Surely, if this warning were to be true, and busybox were truly necessary for a successful boot, then initramfs-tools
    should surely depend on busybox rather than merely recommending it.

    Regards,

    CC

    -- Package-specific info:
    -- /proc/cmdline
    root=/dev/md0 ro

    -- /proc/filesystems
    cramfs
    ext3

    -- lsmod
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    -- /etc/kernel-img.conf
    # Kernel image management overrides
    # See kernel-img.conf(5) for details
    do_symlinks = yes
    relative_links = yes
    do_bootloader = no
    do_bootfloppy = no
    do_initrd = yes
    link_in_boot = no
    postinst_hook = update-grub
    postrm_hook = update-grub

    -- /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf
    MODULES=most
    BUSYBOX=y
    KEYMAP=n
    BOOT=local
    DEVICE=eth0
    NFSROOT=auto


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

    Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-k7 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
    Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
    Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

    Versions of packages initramfs-tools depends on:
    ii cpio 2.9-13 GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
    ii findutils 4.4.0-2 utilities for finding files--find,
    ii klibc-utils 1.5.11-3 small utilities built with klibc f
    ii module-init-tools 3.4-1 tools for managing Linux kernel mo
    ii udev 0.114-2 /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

    Versions of packages initramfs-tools recommends:
    pn busybox | busybox-initramfs (no description available)

    -- no debconf information



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  2. Bug#490875: initramfs-tools: Incorrect warning message on upgrade if busybox is not installed

    On Mon, 14 Jul 2008, Chris Carr wrote:

    > Package: initramfs-tools
    > Version: 0.92e
    > Severity: minor
    >
    >
    > When upgrading recently I noticed initramfs-tools give the following warning:
    >
    > Warning: Busybox is required for successful boot!
    >
    > ... but it isn't. I shut down, and rebooted perfectly successfully.
    >
    > This happened on two different machines (neither has busybox installed any more). Both are fine.
    >
    > Surely, if this warning were to be true, and busybox were truly necessary for a successful boot, then initramfs-tools
    > should surely depend on busybox rather than merely recommending it.


    right mdadm fixed it depency, lvm2 didn't.

    thanks for report.

    --
    maks



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  3. Bug#490875: initramfs-tools: Incorrect warning message on upgrade if busybox is not installed

    Am 2008-07-14 22:23:48, schrieb Chris Carr:
    > Package: initramfs-tools
    > Version: 0.92e
    > Severity: minor
    >
    >
    > When upgrading recently I noticed initramfs-tools give the following warning:
    >
    > Warning: Busybox is required for successful boot!
    >
    > ... but it isn't. I shut down, and rebooted perfectly successfully.
    >
    > This happened on two different machines (neither has busybox installed any more). Both are fine.
    >
    > Surely, if this warning were to be true, and busybox were truly necessaryfor a successful boot, then initramfs-tools
    > should surely depend on busybox rather than merely recommending it.


    Intersting, since if "busybox" is NOT installed, I can not even build a
    "initrd.img". And of course:

    [michelle.konzack@samba3:~/.mutt] apt-cache rdepends busybox
    busybox
    Reverse Depends:
    |bootcd-mkinitramfs
    busybox-static
    busybox-static
    |initramfs-tools

    which mean, it should be installed anyway on your system, since if I try
    to deinstall it there will be several things removed...

    Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
    Michelle Konzack
    Systemadministrator
    24V Electronic Engineer
    Tamay Dogan Network
    Debian GNU/Linux Consultant


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  4. Bug#490875: marked as done (initramfs-tools: Incorrect warning message on upgrade if busybox is not installed)


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