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Re: [Pkg-sssd-devel] Bug#854354: sssd prevents system booting up

On Mon, Feb 06, 2017 at 02:50:27PM +0200, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
> On 06.02.2017 12:49, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> > Package: sssd
> > Version: 1.50.0-2
> > Severity: grave
> > 
> > I updated my stretch system this morning which led to it failing to
> > reach a login prompt; the system would start up and then avahi-daemon,
> > ModemManager and NetworkManager would all fail to start, then
> > systemd-logind would fail. This repeated in a continuous loop. Initially
> > suspecting ModemManager or NetworkManager I tried removing them (the
> > machine has wired ethernet, configured via /etc/network/interfaces), but
> > this did not help.
> > 
> > Looking at the errors provided by systemd in my logs led me to:
> > 
> > https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2017/02/msg00025.html
> > 
> > which provided the clue I needed to try downgrading ssd from 1.15.0-2
> > (which was pulled in by the update this morning) to 1.14.2-1 (the
> > previously installed version). The machine subquently rebooted cleanly.
> > 
> > A coworker's machine was similiarly affected, and the same solution
> > worked there.
> This is now fixed in 1.15.0-3 which had to wait for -2 to migrate first.
> Sorry for the inconvenience, the easiest way to restore sanity while you
> wait for -3 is to remove /etc/systemd/system/sssd.service.wants.

Demoting #854048 to "so that sssd can automigrate" seems to me to be
abuse of the bug severity; this bug caused serious problems logging in
for users of sssd and the package should not have migrated to testing.
The existence of a work around is not a sufficient reason to do so;
systems that ended up with the upgraded package would end up not coming
up to a login prompt with an unclear root cause.


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