[Pkg-aide-maintainers] Bug#714303: installation hangs indefinitely

Hannes von Haugwitz hannes at vonhaugwitz.com
Mon Jul 1 05:20:26 UTC 2013

severity 714303 important
tags 714303 pending


thanks for your bug report and testing the experimental package.

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 06:30:23PM +0100, Raf Czlonka wrote:
> In order to make sure that the bug #641810 has indeed been fixed, I
> removed '/etc/aide' directory and all its content as 'aide-common' does
> not clean up after itself on 'purge'.

This is caused by a grave bug in the ucf package (#709567 [0]).

> This has already been reported nearly a year ago in a bug #683877, to
> which the error message below, seems to be related to. The latter bug
> needs its severity increased to 'important' at the very least, BTW, as
> it prevent one from fully reinstalling the package in question.

Bug #683877 has a workaround how to fully reinstall the package.

> After dozens of:
> Not replacing deleted config file /etc/aide/aide.conf.d/...
> Package installation hangs indefinitely after:
> /etc/aide/aide.conf.d/31_aide_apt: line 3: /etc/aide/aide.settings.d/10_aide_sourceslist: No such file or directory

This is caused by line 23 of 31_aide_apt. Due to the missing
10_aide_sourceslist file the 'cat' command is called without an argument and
therefore waits for input. I fixed that in git (0c9ca6e [1]).

> P.S. What is the benefit of having all the configuration under
> '/usr/share/aide/config/aide' and then all of it copied *again* to
> '/etc/aide'? Wouldn't it be easier to install all of the files directly
> to '/etc/aide' in the first place?

This is how ucf works (see the man page of ucf(1) for more details).

Best regards


[0] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=709567
[1] http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-aide/aide.git;a=commit;h=0c9ca6e

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