Upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 missed systemd-sysv and init package init 1.22ubuntu11 failed to install/upgrade: pre-dependency problem - not installing init

Bug #1509816 reported by Permalac on 2015-10-25
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Bug Description

everything was updated to 14.04
several other failures appeared during update

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: init (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-31.36-generic 3.19.8-ckt7
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-31-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.5
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Oct 25 14:57:21 2015
DuplicateSignature: package:init:1.22ubuntu11:pre-dependency problem - not installing init
ErrorMessage: pre-dependency problem - not installing init
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-09-04 (50 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20150805)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.17.25ubuntu1
 apt 1.0.9.7ubuntu4.2
SourcePackage: init-system-helpers
Title: package init 1.22ubuntu11 failed to install/upgrade: pre-dependency problem - not installing init
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2015-10-25 (0 days ago)

Permalac (joanmarcriera) wrote :
intherye (intherye) wrote :

Did you upgrade via 14.10. Direct upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 is not supported:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/618741/update-ubuntu-14-04-to-15-04

I upgraded directly. The option appeared as a default option, since I'm not
used to do upgrades using the GUI I accepted its suggestion, the strange
thing for me was not seeing 15.10 as an option. I though that 15.10 was not
supported and I was ok with that.

Before rebooting I installed the systemd-sysv and init , and with this I
moved on. (reboot command not was available, :) )

I'm upgrading to 15.10 now. Which I guess was not supported coming from
14.04 either.

Regards.

On 25 October 2015 at 16:11, intherye <email address hidden> wrote:

> Did you upgrade via 14.10. Direct upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 is not
> supported:
>
> https://askubuntu.com/questions/618741/update-ubuntu-14-04-to-15-04
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> 1.22ubuntu11 failed to install/upgrade: pre-dependency problem - not
> installing init
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in init-system-helpers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I reproduced this bug with 2 different setups while doing a system upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.
1) In software & updates - Updates - Notify me of a new Ubuntu version - For any new version
2) run software updater, select upgrade

systemd-sysv and init fails to install, broken dependency causing more packages not installed. And the system will not boot again.

If this particular action leads to problems, why not block the upgrade in first place?

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Jan (jdorsman) wrote :

I don't think this duplicates #1032823. Had the same problem while upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04 (which is apparently a direct upgrade path now, rather than the update manager doing 14.04 to 14.10 first). Have to manually install the systemd-sysv package to be able to reboot the server at all.

Nicolas Riesco (nicolas-riesco) wrote :

To recover a machine affected by this issue:

* I followed the instructions in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCdRecovery#Update_Failure

* sudo dpkg --configure -a

* sudo apt-get install systemd-sysv init

Nicolas Riesco (nicolas-riesco) wrote :

In my case, this bug happen while upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04.

Nicolas Riesco (nicolas-riesco) wrote :

I've checked Apttermlog.txt more carefully, and it seems to be caused by a circular dependency:

systemd-sysv < systemd < libcryptsetup4 < libdevmapper1.02.1:amd64 < dmsetup < libdevmapper1.02.1

Tibor Harcsa (silurust) wrote :

Same issue with Lubuntu upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04.
Could not install '/var/cache/apt/archives/systemd-sysv_229-4ubuntu4_amd64.deb'
pre-dependency problem - not installing systemd-sysv

Kevin Kratzer (kratzer-kevin) wrote :

Same issue with Xubuntu upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04

FOFafik (fofafik) wrote :

Same issue with Ubuntu upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04 64bit.

Jimi Wills (jimiwills) wrote :

Same issue with Lubuntu upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04 64bit.

Could not install '/var/cache/apt/archives/systemd-sysv_229-4ubuntu4_amd64.deb'
The upgrade will continue but the '/var/cache/apt/archives/systemd-sysv_229-4ubuntu4_amd64.deb' package may not be in a working state. Please consider submitting a bug report about it.
pre-dependency problem - not installing systemd-sysv

sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get install systemd-sysv

worked for me... I hope.

Same issue when upgrading from 14.04.4 to 16.04, with this message when doing an 'apt-get -f install':
Initializing machine ID from D-Bus machine ID.
Failed to mount /etc/machine-id: Not a directory

Moving /etc/machine-id away and recalling apt-get -f install does the trick

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