Bug#245423: [Pkg-aide-maintainers] Bug#245423: aide regularly "forgets" about /sbin and /dev

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Thu Jun 22 15:58:29 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 05:30:25PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> Both actually: 
> I run aide --check several time and I always get that the db is
> corrupted miss files.

Yes, so your aide.db is corrupted.

> Then I do aide --update and I get a working db.

Do you get a gazillion of "new file" reports as well?

> > If you start again with aide --update, that update goes against the
> > corrupt database which you copied over the last known good one.
> Experimentally the aide.db.new resulting from aide --update is not
> affected by the current aide.db being corrupted.

That is as expected since the new database (aide.db.new) is generated
from the file system without consulting the current aide.db. Then,
both databases are compared with each other, resulting in the final
aide report.

> What do you suggest I do instead of aide --update ?

Actually, the only difference of --update and --check is that --check
doesn't write the new database, so I always use --update.

Can you send me - in private - a corrupted and the correct database
generated after the corrupted one? If you deem your file names too
private to send out, I can understand that, and thus take "no" for an


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