[Aptitude-devel] Bug#963545: Bug#963545: aptitude-create-state-bundle can't deal with no $HOME/.aptitude present

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sun Aug 16 02:42:32 BST 2020

Control: tag -1 + confirmed patch
Control: severity -1 minor

Dear Jidanni,

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote:
> # aptitude-create-state-bundle /tmp/z
> tar: .//root/.aptitude: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
> tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
> Well the man page says $HOME/.aptitude, which looks different than the
> above.

Not really. Depending on the user and the current working directory,
this is (and from my point of view also looks) the same.

> But what's the big deal? Why can't the program proceed if it isn't
> present?

Because tar trips over it.

Passing --ignore-failed-read to tar should suffice.

> Aptitude itself can still run, why not aptitude-create-state-bundle?

Because aptitude doesn't call tar.

> P.S., why not also grab a apt-config dump too?

Why should we? We already have that data by including /etc/apt/ in the
tar ball. Using "apt-config dump" whould just add completely
unnecessary complexity.

		Regards, Axel
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