[systemd-devel] "telinit u" works strange and breaks glibc uprades

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Sep 12 23:14:07 PDT 2012

On Thu, 30.08.12 13:07, Alexey Shabalin (a.shabalin at gmail.com) wrote:

> Hello.
> We have critival bug when upgading glibc(2.11.3-alt8 -> 2.16-alt1):
> error: execution of %post scriptlet from glibc-core-2.16-alt1 failed, exit
> status 1
> This error from /sbin/glibc_post_upgrade after run "telinit u".
> In dmesg i see:
> [1541516.951306] telinit[28180] general protection ip:7f3f08a328ae
> sp:7fff0776e490 error:0 in libpthread-2.11.3.so[7f3f08a2d000+17000]
> After error in %post i have two packages of glibc-core, and need
> manual uninstall old glibc-core :(
> Can you help me made upgrade glibc without error for  "telinit u".
> PS: i see fedora don't run "telinit u" from /sbin/glibc_post_upgrade since 2008

Is this systemd's telinit implentation or the old sysvinit one?

Please provide a backtrace of the segfault, otherwise there's little we
can do.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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