Bug#831297: qmapshack: An empty (not default-initialized) cachePath causes deletion of files in cwd

Bas Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Thu Jul 14 12:24:25 UTC 2016

Package: qmapshack
Version: 1.6.2-1
Severity: critical
Tags: upstream pending
Justification: causes serious data loss

As reported by Oliver Eichler on the Qlandkartegt-users mailinglist:

> there is a severe problem for new users of QMapShack. Do not use
> version 1.6.2. as it might delete data. This has to do with the new
> map cache cleanup. If you used QMapShack before it's no problem.

The fix is provided in pull-request #107:


The new upstream release (1.6.3) is available too, and will be uploaded
to unstable soon, and the changes from the PR will be included as a patch
in the backport for jessie, leaving only testing users affected.

Please refrain from using qmapshack 1.6.2 if you have not used qmapshack
on that system before. The fixed package should migrate to testing 5
days after the upload to unstable.

My apologies for the inconvenience.

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