package linux-image-4.13.0-38-generic 4.13.0-38.43~16.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1

Bug #1761063 reported by rick stthomas on 2018-04-04
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initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

run on dell 2 in 1 tablet pc. off of usbstick

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: linux-image-4.13.0-38-generic 4.13.0-38.43~16.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-36.40~16.04.1-generic 4.13.13
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.15
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Apr 4 01:38:08 2018
ErrorMessage: run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.4
 apt 1.2.26
SourcePackage: initramfs-tools
Title: package linux-image-4.13.0-38-generic 4.13.0-38.43~16.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

rick stthomas (rstthomas) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Allan Oepping (allanoepping) wrote :

Possibly the same or related. When running "dpkg --configure -a" and the request of synaptic it hangs. :

allan@lenovo:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
Setting up linux-image-4.13.0-38-generic (4.13.0-38.43) ...
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
The link /initrd.img is a dangling linkto /boot/initrd.img-4.13.0-38-generic
vmlinuz(/boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-38-generic
) points to /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-38-generic
 (/boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-38-generic) -- doing nothing at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-4.13.0-38-generic.postinst line 491.
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.13.0-38-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-38-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 4.13.0-38-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-38-generic

<hangs here for now appx. 1 hour>

I tried ubuntu-bug but I cannot link it to this bug for some reason.

allan@lenovo:~$ uname -a
Linux lenovo 4.13.0-37-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 7 14:13:23 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Lenovo laptop y520-15ikbn

Allan Oepping (allanoepping) wrote :

plymouth --ping is hanging
strace indicates it's waiting on "epoll_pwait(3,"

setsockopt(6, SOL_SOCKET, SO_PASSCRED, [1], 4) = 0
connect(6, {sa_family=AF_UNIX, sun_path=@"/org/freedesktop/plymouthd"}, 29) = 0
epoll_ctl(3, EPOLL_CTL_ADD, 6, {EPOLLERR|EPOLLHUP, {u32=2214760208, u64=93851545145104}}) = 0
epoll_ctl(3, EPOLL_CTL_MOD, 6, {EPOLLERR|EPOLLHUP, {u32=2214760208, u64=93851545145104}}) = 0
epoll_ctl(3, EPOLL_CTL_MOD, 6, {EPOLLOUT|EPOLLERR|EPOLLHUP, {u32=2214760208, u64=93851545145104}}) = 0
epoll_pwait(3, [{EPOLLOUT, {u32=2214760208, u64=93851545145104}}], 64, -1, NULL, 8) = 1
sendto(6, "P\0", 2, MSG_NOSIGNAL, NULL, 0) = 2
epoll_ctl(3, EPOLL_CTL_MOD, 6, {EPOLLIN|EPOLLOUT|EPOLLERR|EPOLLHUP, {u32=2214760208, u64=93851545145104}}) = 0
epoll_ctl(3, EPOLL_CTL_MOD, 6, {EPOLLIN|EPOLLERR|EPOLLHUP, {u32=2214760208, u64=93851545145104}}) = 0
epoll_pwait(3,

perhaps a problem with the plymouth service?

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