[Aptitude-devel] Bug#963545: 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 05:16:52 BST 2020

Control: tag -1 + pending

Dear Jidanni,

Axel Beckert wrote:
> > But what's the big deal? Why can't the program proceed if it isn't
> > present?
> Because tar trips over it.

Actually, aptitude-create-state-bundle still exits with 0 and the file
is still generated. So it's a really, really minor and cosmetic issue.

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

Done that now in the master branch. It actually has no impact on the
resulting file. It just downgrades tar's output from "error" to

It will be fixed in the next aptitude upstream release. This will
probably be 0.8.14. It is not fixed in the 0.8.13-2 package I just
uploaded with a patch to fix a FTBFS.

		Regards, Axel
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