Debian Bug report logs - #531572
busybox: mkswap should generate UUIDs

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Package: busybox; Maintainer for busybox is Debian Install System Team <>; Source for busybox is src:busybox.

Reported by: Colin Watson <>

Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 13:36:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: patch

Found in version busybox/1:1.13.3-1

Fixed in version busybox/1:1.14.2-1

Done: Bastian Blank <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#531572; Package busybox. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 13:36:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Colin Watson <>
Subject: busybox: mkswap should generate UUIDs
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 14:33:56 +0100
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: busybox
Version: 1:1.13.3-1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
Usertags: origin-ubuntu ubuntu-patch karmic

Since the rest of the installer is moving to UUIDs by default, busybox
mkswap needs to generate swap areas containing UUIDs in order that they
can be used. I've attached a patch to take care of this. (Yes, printing
the UUID to stdout is intentional, mirroring util-linux's mkswap.) Most
of the necessary code was already there.


Colin Watson                                       []
[busybox.mkswap.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

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Bug#531572; Package busybox. (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:30:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Max Vozeler <>
Subject: backport of mkswap UUID support from git
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 20:26:38 +0200
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UUID support has made it upstream after 1.14.2 was
released. I'm attaching a backport to 1.14.2.

Build-tested, not runtime-tested.

[busybox-mkswap-uuid-debian.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

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Message #15 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Bastian Blank <>
Subject: Bug#531572: fixed in busybox 1:1.14.2-1
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 19:47:05 +0000
Source: busybox
Source-Version: 1:1.14.2-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
busybox, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox-static_1.14.2-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox-udeb_1.14.2-1_amd64.udeb
  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox_1.14.2-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox_1.14.2-1.dsc
  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox_1.14.2-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/b/busybox/busybox_1.14.2.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Bastian Blank <> (supplier of updated busybox package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 11:14:42 +0200
Source: busybox
Binary: busybox busybox-static busybox-udeb
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1:1.14.2-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <>
Changed-By: Bastian Blank <>
 busybox    - Tiny utilities for small and embedded systems
 busybox-static - Standalone rescue shell with tons of builtin utilities
 busybox-udeb - Tiny utilities for the debian-installer (udeb)
Closes: 531572
 busybox (1:1.14.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Bastian Blank ]
   * New upstream release.
   * [deb, static] Enable udhcpd and dumpleases.
   [ Otavio Salvador ]
   * [udeb] Add an udhcpc script to be used by netcfg.
   [ Max Vozeler ]
   * Backport mkswap UUID support. (closes: #531572)
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Package-Type: udeb

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