Bug 590703

Summary: Init process freezes if /etc/inittab does not exist.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Martin Cermak <mcermak>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Martin Cermak <mcermak>
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Version: 13CC: cdahlin, iarlyy, jonathan, notting, plautrba, rvokal
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: initscripts-9.12.1-1.fc13 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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rcS*.conf - check if /etc/inittab exists none

Description Martin Cermak 2010-05-10 14:20:01 UTC
Description of problem:

   If /etc/inittab does not exist, init process freezes:

awk: cmd. line:1: fatal: cannot open file `/etc/inittab' for reading (No such file or directory) 
init: rcS post-stop process (751) terminated with status 2

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -q upstart
[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/fedora-release 
Fedora release 13 (Goddard)
[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Thu May 6 18:09:49 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce (DESTRUCTIVE*):
1. mv /etc/inittab /etc/inittab.ORIG
2. reboot

Actual results:

  Init process freezes.

Expected results:

   Init process does not freeze.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Petr Lautrbach 2010-05-10 14:30:57 UTC
Created attachment 412857 [details]
rcS*.conf - check if /etc/inittab exists

Upstart job fails if any of processes doesn't end with success. We should check if /etc/inittab exists before try parse out default runlevel.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2010-05-13 17:02:49 UTC


Also backported to F-13 branch.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2010-06-24 19:32:46 UTC
initscripts-9.12.1-1.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2010-06-25 18:14:31 UTC
initscripts-9.12.1-1.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update initscripts'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/initscripts-9.12.1-1.fc13

Comment 5 Martin Cermak 2010-06-28 10:58:31 UTC
Seems like it is fixed in initscripts-9.03.10-1.el6. RHTS tests scheduled...

Comment 7 Martin Cermak 2010-06-28 11:19:21 UTC

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2010-07-01 18:45:44 UTC
initscripts-9.12.1-1.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.