[Bash-completion-devel] Bug#486702: bash-completion: Fails to upgrade

Helge Kreutzmann debian at helgefjell.de
Thu Jun 19 20:21:35 UTC 2008

Hello David,
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 10:53:16PM +0200, David Paleino wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:50:04 +0200, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 10:23:32PM +0200, David Paleino wrote:
> > > However, did you retry to upgrade? Please do, and report if anything
> > > changed.
> > 
> > I tried it again using "sdiff" and it hung again, though I only let it
> > hang for a few seconds. If you want to debug this, I can keep that
> > state for a few days, or should I try "diff" instead?
> Please, try "diff" -- I don't believe "a few seconds" will be different from "a
> few days" :)
> "sdiff" is side-by-side diff -- is it possible that your alpha machine is
> having problems displaying it? (just a thought)

I just used "diff" instead of "sdiff" and it worked (as it did
previously now in the x86 chroot). 

For completeness, the following simple steps reproduce it:
Setup up a etch chroot, e.g. by
cdebootstrap --arch=i386 etch /var/chroot/sid http://...

Copy the necessary files inside (fstab, passwd, resolve.conf, ...)
Mount the necessary directories (using --bind), typically proc
Edit sources.list to point to sid
chroot in your new chroot
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade
(yes, twice). In the second run, bash_completion will be
installed/upgraded, and the dialogue appears. 

If I hear nothing form you, I'll clone this bug for the prompt. As
shown above, the config file was never changed by me, so no prompt for
an upgrade should be necessary (and looking at the huge diff, I bet
many system administrators will be rather lost as well).



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