Devuan bug report logs - #633
qemu-guest-agent: Guest agent does not shut down the guest when requested to

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Package: sysvinit; Maintainer for sysvinit is Devuan Developers <>; Source for sysvinit is src:sysvinit.

Reported by: Fabio Muzzi <>

Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2021 19:12:01 UTC

Severity: grave

Tags: chimaera

Found in version 2.96-7+devuan1

Fixed in versions 3.00-1+devuan1, 2.96-7+devuan2


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Subject: bug#633: sysvinit-core from backports works - FIXED
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Thank you very much.

I have enabled backports and installed sysvinit AND SYSVINIT-CORE TOO (otherwise it does not install the actual shutdown binary) from backports, like this:

apt -t chimaera-backports install sysvinit-core sysvinit

And now it works as it should.

Answering to another comment from you, there is no way to fix the agent by configuring it, its shutdown commands are hardcoded.

Fabio "Kurgan" Muzzi

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