Thanks for the reply...
Indeed there was a problem with the runit package (2.1.2-5), which
_should_ have created /etc/system/ as a link to (in my case)
/etc/runit/runsvdir/current ...
Upgrading to runit 2.1.2-6 clears this off.


Jean-Marc B. van Schendel
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On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 7:05 AM, Jeff King <> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 06:29:04AM +0200, Jean-Marc B. van Schendel wrote:
>> Symptoms:
>> On a fresh new install of Debian "Stretch" (8.5 alpha7, dated 2016-06-30),
>> Trying to install a subset of Git packages (roughly, all those listed
>> in git-all, except CVS-related packages)
>> Install of package git-daemon-run (version 1:2.9.3-1) fails, dpkg
>> reporting error
> The git-daemon-run package is entirely a Debian creation, and has more
> to do with "runit" than it does with "git daemon" itself. In particular,
> your problem:
>> Assumed cause:
>> The directory /etc/service does not exist, and the install procedure
>> does not create it, subsequently fails to create a symlink (git-daemon
>> --> /etc/sv/git-daemon)
> looks like it's about the system runit setup. I didn't dig, but it's
> probably related to:
> -Peff

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