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Bug 805218 - sys-apps/util-linux-2.37.1 breaks user mounting of davfs2 (and maybe sshfs)
Summary: sys-apps/util-linux-2.37.1 breaks user mounting of davfs2 (and maybe sshfs)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-07-30 13:16 UTC by Small_Penguin
Modified: 2021-08-11 12:30 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Small_Penguin 2021-07-30 13:16:49 UTC
/usr/bin/mount.davfs: can't read group data base

Also see here:


One needs two patches to fix this.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to user mount a davfs2 resource

Actual Results:  
/usr/bin/mount.davfs: can't read group data base

Expected Results:  
Resource has been successfully mounted.
Comment 1 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2021-07-30 13:25:09 UTC
According to

we will see a new util-linux release on Monday. So let's wait for this release and if it's still not available on let's say next Wednesday, I will backport the fixes.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-08-11 12:30:51 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit da60551412d12ea1b7b0fe27a7603fb7873d63c2
Author:     Lars Wendler <>
AuthorDate: 2021-08-11 12:25:48 +0000
Commit:     Lars Wendler <>
CommitDate: 2021-08-11 12:30:42 +0000

    sys-apps/util-linux: Revbump to add various upstream fixes
    * Erase names in agetty by pressing CTRL-C (#804972)
    * Fixed user mount of davfs2 filesystems (#805218)
    * Fixed lscpu segfault on riscv plattform with upstream patch (#802606)
    + Fixed potential buffer overflow in ipcutils (#806070) (CVE-2021-37600)
    Signed-off-by: Lars Wendler <>

 .../util-linux-2.37.1-agetty_ctrl-c_erase.patch    |  50 +++
 .../util-linux-2.37.1-ipcutils_calloc_check.patch  |  25 ++
 .../util-linux-2.37.1-libmount_setgroups_fix.patch |  38 +++
 ...l-linux-2.37.1-lscpu_NULL_dereference_fix.patch |  50 +++
 sys-apps/util-linux/util-linux-2.37.1-r1.ebuild    | 338 +++++++++++++++++++++
 5 files changed, 501 insertions(+)