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Old 03-15-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Plymouth command failed


I get this (spaced as shown) when I boot up:
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mountall: Plymouth command failed
                                 mountall: Disconnected from Plymouth

Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS maxwell tty1

maxwell login:
This is a server, and Ubuntu server is installed. So it would seem to me that the "plymouth" package (graphical boot animation) should not even be used. Yet something (mountall) is trying to use it.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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Plymouth is a dependency of mountall which is a dependency of upstart.

So upstart pulls in plymouth.

However, this seems like a harmless error, no?
 
Old 03-15-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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Plymouth is a dependency of mountall which is a dependency of upstart.

So upstart pulls in plymouth.

However, this seems like a harmless error, no?
Agreed, it is harmless ... once I researched what it was. But it's still something behaving wrong. Plymouth should not be a hard dependency. It should be possible to just leave it out. Then mountall, and anything else using it, should either try to use it in a silent way (like how rm behaves for a file that does not exist), or test for it and skip it if not present. Maybe it should funnel through a separate "boot status" package of some sort, which then spreads the states out to packages like plymouth or any others (maybe I want the boot status to be spewed out of a serial port and so I write a package or program to handle that), based on what exists or is registered or configured to be used.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 01:35 PM   #4
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Plymouth should not be a hard dependency. It should be possible to just leave it out.
All you really need is libplymouth2 and libplymouth-dev to rebuild it
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Package requirements (ply-boot-client >= 0.8.0) were not met:

No package 'ply-boot-client' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables PLYMOUTH_CFLAGS
and PLYMOUTH_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 03:02 PM   #5
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All you really need is libplymouth2 and libplymouth-dev to rebuild it
What is it that I need to rebuild? As far as I can see, I just don't need plymouth at all on a server.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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What is it that I need to rebuild?
mountall
 
Old 03-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #7
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mountall
So it does have a test of plymouth existing or not, but it does it at build time instead of run time?
 
Old 11-20-2013, 02:43 AM   #8
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Hello Sorry this is an old post but I run into this problem yesterday at a client's place after installing ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS server 64bits with RAID 1

After I finished the installation and handed over the credentials to their techincal team, they have misplaced it and attempted to reinstall the OS.This problem didn't show up the first time. but after erasing the content of the RAID devices and reisntalling the OS this issued popped up. I had to press on enter before the log in shows up. From reading google I needed to reinstall this plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text or rebuild? not very clear but below are the links talking about this.

bugs.launchpad.net

http://www.khattam.info

It' a server edition of ubuntu so kindly advice on which method to use. thank you
 
Old 01-06-2014, 10:27 AM   #9
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Make sure that you have correct entries in /etc/fstab
In my case I had wrong UUID. Check it with command
Code:
blkid
and compare with entries in fstab.
 
Old 06-28-2014, 09:02 AM   #10
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Make sure that you have correct entries in /etc/fstab
In my case I had wrong UUID. Check it with command
Code:

Code:
blkid
and compare with entries in fstab.
Big thanks -- this solved the issue! (was tired of that error message on startup)
-Chris
 
Old 06-29-2014, 08:18 AM   #11
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Hello Thank you. I will try and give feedbacks
 
  


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