update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults

Bug #1369493 reported by dino99 on 2014-09-15
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sysvinit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Upgrading xorg on Utopic (booted with upstart), the install dialog-box have displayed this warning:

Setting up x11-common (1:7.7+7ubuntu2) ...
update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults
 * Setting up X socket directories... [ OK ]

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: sysv-rc 2.88dsf-41ubuntu18
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-14.20-generic 3.16.2
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-14-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Mon Sep 15 12:12:53 2014
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: sysvinit
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dino99 (9d9) wrote :
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Seems a 2.89 new package is available; maybe could you set it into a ppa for testing purpose, as it have lot of bugfixes and the too old badly 'shutdown' issue disturbing the next reboot has also some workarounds/fixes.


dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Debian 'experimental' also have that one: sysvinit (2.88dsf-55.3)


dino99 (9d9) on 2014-09-15
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in sysvinit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in sysvinit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → Low
dino99 (9d9) on 2015-07-23
tags: added: vivid wily
removed: utopic
Julian Alarcon (alarconj) wrote :

This is still present in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

tags: added: xenial
William Geiger (whgiii-q) wrote :

I am also getting this on Xenial I found a bug report on Debian that discusses this issue and the causes. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=718232 The last post on Debian claims that this was fixed with resolvconf (1.75). I have resolvconf (1.781.78ubuntu2) on my system and the bug is still there, don't know if there is a difference between the resolvconf on Debian and Ubuntu. Mantainer might want to take a look at what the did with the Debian package.

Hope this helps.

Symax (ayourk) on 2016-04-10
tags: added: armhf
xb5i7o (xb5i7o) wrote :

this bug is suddenly present again after doing these updates.

See attachment screenshot

xb5i7o (xb5i7o) wrote :

on Ubuntu Xenial

M. Kurt (paralaks) wrote :

I could not get plymouth-manager running. When I tried to reinstall I ran into this problem. I am on 16.04

Andrew (hospes-a) wrote :

The same bug for me. Logs:

Setting up procps (2:3.3.10-4ubuntu2.3) ...
update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults
initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused
insserv: warning: script 'screen-cleanup' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: Default-Start undefined, assuming empty start runlevel(s) for script `screen-cleanup'
insserv: Default-Stop undefined, assuming empty stop runlevel(s) for script `screen-cleanup'

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