spufs mount requires getent and groupadd from /usr

Bug #145460 reported by Colin Watson on 2007-09-27
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sysvinit (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson
user-setup (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: sysvinit

At boot on a Cell system:

  /etc/rcS.d/S01mountkernfs.sh: 72: getent: not found
  /etc/rcS.d/S01mountkernfs.sh: 72: groupadd: not found

This is because those binaries are in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin respectively, neither of which is in the PATH explicitly set at the top of mountkernfs.sh. However, setting the PATH may be the wrong approach; surely we shouldn't be relying on binaries in /usr at that point. Can we create the group at some other time?

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I've changed user-setup to create the spu group in the installer. This warning will still be visible at boot unless the initscript is changed (I recommend just removing the getent/groupadd block), but it will be harmless assuming that you're using a new enough installer.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

user-setup (1.14ubuntu3) gutsy; urgency=low

  * Create the spu group on powerpc/ps3 and powerpc/cell (LP: #145460).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:14:56 +0100

Changed in user-setup:
status: New → Fix Released
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I should clean this up for RC.

Changed in user-setup:
assignee: nobody → kamion
Changed in sysvinit:
assignee: nobody → kamion
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

sysvinit (2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu31) gutsy; urgency=low

  * Use 'mkdir -p' rather than more awkward test-then-create constructions.
  * Don't use getent/groupadd in mountkernfs (LP: #145460).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Thu, 04 Oct 2007 11:42:16 +0100

Changed in sysvinit:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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