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[Bug 1537211] Re: clean up /var/log/udev.log


This bug was fixed in the package systemd - 228-5ubuntu1

systemd (228-5ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Merge with Debian unstable. Remaining Ubuntu changes:
    - Hack to support system-image read-only /etc, and modify files in
      /etc/writable/ instead.
    - Simpler udev maintainer scripts (all platforms must support udev, no
    - Provide shutdown fallback for upstart. (LP: #1370329)
    - Add Get-RTC-is-in-local-time-setting-from-etc-default-rc.patch: In
      Ubuntu we currently keep the setting whether the RTC is in local or UTC
      time in /etc/default/rcS "UTC=yes|no", instead of /etc/adjtime.
      (LP: #1377258)
    - Chown the "systemd" controller of user scropes to the user. This makes
      unprivileged user LXC containers work under systemd, together with
      libpam-cgfs. (LP: #1346734)
    - Build using libseccomp on powerpc and ppc64el (See Debian #800818).

    Upgrade fixes, keep until 16.04 LTS release:
    - systemd Conflicts/Replaces/Provides systemd-services.
    - Remove obsolete systemd-logind upstart job.
    - Clean up obsolete /etc/udev/rules.d/README.
    - systemd.postinst: Migrate mountall specific fstab options to standard
      util-linux "nofail" option.
    - systemctl: Don't forward telinit u to upstart. This works around
      upstart's Restart() always reexec'ing /sbin/init on Restart(), even if
      that changes to point to systemd during the upgrade. This avoids running
      systemd during a dist-upgrade. (LP: #1430479)
    - Break lvm (<< 2.02.133-1ubuntu1) and remove our dummy /etc/init.d/lvm2
      on upgrades, as it's shipped by lvm2 now.
    - Make udev break on mdadm << 3.3-2ubuntu3, as udev's init script dropped
      the "Provides: raid-mdadm".
    - Clean up /var/log/udev on upgrade (which is written under upstart, but
      not under systemd). (LP: #1537211)
    - Migrate existing s390x network configuration to new names. (LP: #1526808)

systemd (228-5) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Martin Pitt ]
  * Drop systemd-vconsole-setup.service: It has never been installed/used in
    Debian and is not necessary for Ubuntu any more.
  * Drop halt-local.service. This has never been documented/used in Debian.
    (LP: #1532553)
  * debian/extra/initramfs-tools/scripts/init-bottom/udev: Prefer "nuke"
    again, it comes from klibc-utils. But fall back to "rm" if it does not
  * systemd-timesyncd.service.d/disable-with-time-daemon.conf: Also don't run
    if /usr/sbin/VBoxService exists, as virtualbox-guest-utils already
    provides time synchronization with the host. (Closes: #812522)
  * Drop Michael Stapelberg from Uploaders:, he stopped maintenance long ago.
    Thanks Michael for your great work in the past!
  * Replace "sysv-rc" dependency with Conflicts: openrc, file-rc. The
    rationale from #739679 still applies, but with the moving of
    {invoke,update}-rc.d to init-system-helpers we don't actually need
    anything from sysv-rc any more other than the assumption that SysV init
    scripts are enabled in /etc/rc?.d/ for the SysV generator to work (and
    file-rc and openrc don't do that).
  * debian/tests/timedated: Verify /etc/localtime symlink. Skip verifying the
    /etc/timezone file (which is Debian specific) if $TEST_UPSTREAM is set.
  * debian/tests/localed-locale: Check /etc/locale.conf if $TEST_UPSTREAM is
  * debian/tests/localed-x11-keymap: Test /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf
    if $TEST_UPSTREAM is set.
  * debian/tests/boot-and-services: Check for reaching graphical.target
    instead of default.target, as the latter is a session systemd state only.
  * debian/tests/boot-and-services: Skip tests which are known to fail/not
    applicable with testing upstream builds.
  * Drop Fix-up-tmpfiles.d-permissions-properly.patch:
    - /run/lock is already created differently by
      Make-run-lock-tmpfs-an-API-fs.patch, and contradicts to that.
    - /run/lock/lockdev/ isn't being used anywhere and got dropped
      upstream; backport the patch (tmpfiles-drop-run-lock-lockdev.patch).
    - Move dropping of "group:wheel" (which has never existed in Debian) into
      debian/rules, to also catch occurrences in other parts of the file which
      the static patch would overlook.
  * Shorten persistent identifier for CCW network interfaces (on s390x only).
    (LP: #1526808)
  * debian/rules: If $TEST_UPSTREAM is set (when building/testing upstream
    master instead of distro packages), don't fail on non-installed new files
    or new library symbols.
  * Add systemd-sysv conflict to upstart-sysv, and version the upstart
    conflict. This works with both Debian's and Ubuntu's upstart packages.

  [ Michael Biebl ]
  * Drop support for the /etc/udev/disabled flag file. This was a workaround
    for udev failing to install with debootstrap because it didn't use
    invoke-rc.d and therefor was not compliant with policy-rc.d. See #520742
    for further details. This is no longer the case, so supporting that file
    only leads to confusion about its purpose.
  * Retrigger cleanup of org.freedesktop.machine1.conf and
    hwclock-save.service now that dpkg has been fixed to correctly pass the
    old version to postinst on upgrade. (Closes: #802545)
  * Only ship *.link files as part of the udev package. The *.network files
    are solely used by systemd-networkd and should therefor be shipped by the
    systemd package. (Closes: #808237)
  * Cherry-pick a few fixes from upstream:
    - Fix unaligned access in initialize_srand(). (Closes: #812928)
    - Don't run kmod-static-nodes.service if module list is empty. This
      requires kmod v23. (Closes: #810367)
    - Fix typo in systemctl(1). (Closes: #807462)
    - Fix systemd-nspawn --link-journal=host to not fail if the directory
      already exists. (Closes: #808222)
    - Fix a typo in logind-dbus.c. The polkit action is named
      org.freedesktop.login1.power-off, not org.freedesktop.login1.poweroff.
    - Don't log an EIO error in gpt-auto-generator if blkid finds something
      which is not a partition table. (Closes: #765586)
    - Apply ACLs to /var/log/journal and also set them explicitly for
  * Only skip the filesystem check for /usr if the /run/initramfs/fsck-usr
    flag file exists. Otherwise we break booting with dracut which uses
    systemd inside the initramfs. (Closes: #810748)
  * Update the instructions in README.Debian for creating /var/log/journal.
    They are now in line with the documentation in the systemd-journald(8) man
    page and ensure that ACLs and group permissions are properly set.
    (Closes: #800947, #805617)
  * Drop "systemctl daemon-reload" from lsb init-functions hook. This is no
    longer necessary as invoke-rc.d and init-system-helpers take care of this

 -- Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@xxxxxxxxxx>  Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:10:40

** Changed in: systemd (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  clean up /var/log/udev.log

Status in apport package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in systemd package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in apport source package in Xenial:
  Fix Released
Status in systemd source package in Xenial:
  Fix Released
Status in libmtp package in Debian:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  The udev package contains an upstart job, /etc/init/udevmonitor.conf,
  whose purpose is to record boot-time information about devices in a
  log file for future debugging.  There is no equivalent systemd unit
  for this job, so with the move to systemd, we now lose this useful
  debugging information.  I'm not aware of any other way under systemd
  to get a replay of the boot-time kernel events.  If there is one,
  that's fine, but otherwise there should be a systemd unit equivalent
  here that can give us this log.

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