[Piuparts-devel] [DRAFT v2] mass bug filing of 'ucf: command not found' errors detected by piuparts
debian at abeckmann.de
Mon Jan 30 13:40:35 UTC 2012
Pre-Depends: piuparts.d.o being updated (05850a57)
Follow-Up: mass bug filing of 'deluser/delgroup: command not found'
errors detected by piuparts
Follow-Up: mass bug filing of 'command not found' errors detected by
I'm planning to file bugs against all packages that currently fail the
piuparts test with a 'ucf: command not found' error in wheezy and sid.
Currently 22 binary packages from 16 source packages are affected.
Most of these errors happen during the 'postrm purge' phase because
non-essential programs are called by the maintainer script without
checking their existance.
The 'command-not-found' failure logs are available from
The 'postinst-failed' logs (mostly due to command-not-found, so showing
more or less the same packages) are here:
I'll file these bugs with Severity: important since having a piuparts
clean archive is a release goal since lenny.
The bug report will be based on this template:
during a test with piuparts I noticed your package failed to purge
due to a command not found. According to policy 7.2 you cannot rely
on the depends being available during purge, only the essential
packages are available for sure.
Please see the manpages ucf(1), ucfr(1) and the example maintainer
scripts under /usr/share/doc/ucf/examples/ for correct usage of ucf.
Filing this as important because a.) it's a clear policy violation
(to not clean up at purge) b.) having a piuparts clean archive is a
release goal since lenny and c.) this package being piuparts buggy
blocks packages depending on it from being tested by piuparts (and
thus possibly the detection of more severe problems).
From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):
The logfiles will be checked individually to determine that the
command-not-found is really the most serious error and caused the test
Following is a list of maintainers and their source packages that have
at least one binary package that both fails the piuparts test and has
'ucf: not found' errors (but may contain false positives).
Alexander Wirt <formorer at debian.org>
Benoit Mortier <benoit.mortier at opensides.be>
Bradley Bell <btb at debian.org>
Cameron Dale <camrdale at gmail.com>
Christoph Haas <haas at debian.org>
Dan Poltawski <talktodan at gmail.com>
Debian Nagios Maintainer Group <pkg-nagios-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Debian QA Group <packages at qa.debian.org>
Debian Request Tracker Group
<pkg-request-tracker-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Dominic Hargreaves <dom at earth.li>
Fabio Tranchitella <kobold at debian.org>
Gonéri Le Bouder <goneri at rulezlan.org>
Hendrik Frenzel <hfrenzel at scunc.net>
Jan Christoph Nordholz <hesso at pool.math.tu-berlin.de>
Jan Wagner <waja at cyconet.org>
Jeroen Schot <schot at a-eskwadraat.nl>
Michael Ablassmeier <abi at debian.org>
Moodle Packaging Team <pkg-moodle-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Neil Roeth <neil at debian.org>
Niko Tyni <ntyni at debian.org>
Patrick Matthäi <pmatthaei at debian.org>
Penny Leach <penny at mjollnir.org>
Pierre Chifflier <pollux at debian.org>
Radu Spineanu <radu at debian.org>
Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de>
Tomasz Muras <nexor1984 at gmail.com>
Xavier Oswald <xoswald at debian.org>
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