Xenial --> Bionic = distcc fails to start

Bug #1797361 reported by Ken Sharp
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
distcc (Debian)
Fix Released
distcc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When upgrading from Xenial to Bionic there is a failure to check for deprecated options, and hence distcc fails to load at boot.

Oct 11 07:56:47 distcc[1595]: * Starting Distributed Compiler Daemon: distccd
Oct 11 07:56:48 distcc[1595]: * /etc/init.d/distcc: start failed with error code 101
Oct 11 07:56:48 distcc[1595]: ...fail!
Oct 11 07:56:48 distccd[1714]: ERROR: --zeroconf: unknown option
Oct 11 07:56:48 systemd[1]: distcc.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=101

distcc --help no longer shows a zeroconf option.

From /etc/init.d/distcc:

if [ "$ZEROCONF" = "true" ] || [ "$ZEROCONF" = "YES" ]; then
        DAEMON_ARGS="$DAEMON_ARGS --zeroconf"

$ZEROCONF is apparently pulled in from /etc/default/distcc which is edited by the end user, but if it is a deprecated option then it should be silently ignored.

The patch will be simple, but I don't know the process for submitting it to Ubuntu/Debian.

Already reported to Debian.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: distcc 3.1-6.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-36.39-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Oct 11 12:04:18 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-08-13 (789 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719)
SourcePackage: distcc
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-09-28 (12 days ago)
modified.conffile..etc.logrotate.d.distcc: [modified]
mtime.conffile..etc.logrotate.d.distcc: 2018-05-17T23:02:33.460945

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Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in distcc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in distcc (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in distcc (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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