Package: systemd-shim
Version: 10-3
Severity: normal
Usertags: shim-patches-removal

Hello Debian systemd-shim Maintainers,

The Debian systemd package is currently carrying two debian-specific patches
to enable usage of systemd-shim on Debian systems. In particular, we patch
some code to continue even if /run/systemd/machines/ and /run/systemd/machines/
don't exist[1][2].
These two patches could be avoided if systemd-shim would create the relevant
directories during early boot (sometime in rcS). Therefore we would like for
systemd-shim to provide these directories so we can drop these patches.
If you ship such a SysV init script, please make sure to mask that, so it is
not accidentally run when systemd is the active PID 1 (assuming the SysV init
script is called /etc/init.d/systemd-shim, the symlink would be
/lib/systemd/system/systemd-shim.service → /dev/null).

We intend to drop the patches before buster is released in the not too distant
future. When we do that, we will bump the severity of this bug report to 


Felipe Sateler

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages systemd-shim depends on:
pn  cgmanager     <none>
ii  libc6         2.27-3
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.56.1-2

systemd-shim recommends no packages.

Versions of packages systemd-shim suggests:
pn  pm-utils  <none>

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