[Debconf-devel] Bug#379474: debconf-copydb: fails, "source does not exist"

Eduard Bloch blade at debian.org
Sun Jul 23 20:34:26 UTC 2006

Package: debconf
Version: 1.5.2
Severity: normal


I was going to setup a new chroot and this time I decided to look for a
better way than "cp" to get the database over to the new location. So I
found the debconf-copydb utility which seems to do the job. After RTFM I

debconf-copydb /var/cache/debconf/config.dat var/cache/debconf/config.dat
/usr/bin/debconf-copydb: source database, "/var/cache/debconf/config.dat" does not exist

Uhm, what am I doing wrong? The database file does exist and I think it
is exactly what the manpage talks about. So either there is a program
bug (as demonstrated) or a documentation problem, or both ("does not
exist" is not correct after all).


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages debconf depends on:
ii  debconf-i18n                  1.5.2      full internationalization support 
ii  perl-base                     5.8.8-6    The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

Versions of packages debconf recommends:
ii  apt-utils              APT utility programs

-- debconf information:
* debconf/priority: medium
* debconf/frontend: Dialog

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