'sudo init 6' fails after dapper->edgy upgrade

Bug #68417 reported by Justin Mason on 2006-10-26
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upstart (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: upstart

I've just dist-upgraded from Dapper to Edgy:

: jm 52...; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  libggi2 mplayer python-adns python-clientcookie python-crypto
  python-egenix-mxproxy python-egenix-mxstack python-egenix-mxtexttools
  python-egenix-mxtools python-gadfly python-htmlgen python-htmltmpl
  python-imaging python-imaging-sane python-jabber python-kde3 python-kjbuckets
  python-ldap python-mysqldb python-pam python-pexpect python-pgsql
  python-pylibacl python-pyopenssl python-pyxattr python-qt3 python-reportlab
  python-simpletal python-soappy python-sqlite python-syck python-xmpp
  xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-elographics xserver-xorg-input-evdev
  xserver-xorg-input-kbd xserver-xorg-input-mouse xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 38 not upgraded.
: exit=0 Thu Oct 26 17:28:54 IST 2006; cd /home/jm/ftp/dvd
: jm 53...; sync
: exit=0 Thu Oct 26 17:29:11 IST 2006; cd /home/jm/ftp/dvd
: jm 54...; sync
: exit=0 Thu Oct 26 17:30:17 IST 2006; cd /home/jm/ftp/dvd
: jm 55...; sudo init 6
init: Unable to send message: Connection refused

I would guess this is a packaging issue; presumably the new upstart-based /sbin/init cannot send "reboot now" messages to the old sysvinit-based version.

Use "sudo reboot"

Changed in upstart:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
Justin Mason (jm-ubuntu) wrote :

yep, that's a workaround alright ;)

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