Bug#610337: live-boot: Using live-snapshot.exclude_list without live-snapshot.list results in empty snapshot file
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:27 AM, Csaba Kormendy <email@example.com>
1) Boot system using debian-sq-live-rc1-i386-gnome-desktop.iso from USB flash
device, memory stick, etc.
2) Use boot parameters: initrd=/live/initrd1.img boot=live config persistent
quickreboot timezone=America/Los_Angeles BOOT_IMAGE=/live/vmlinuz1
3) After booting has completed, enter "sudo live-snapshot" at shell prompt.
4) Copy the resultant live-sn.cpio.gz file to root directory of USB flash
5) Boot system again using the same boot parameters as in step 2.
6) Copy /usr/share/doc/live-boot/examples/live-snapshot.exclude_list to /etc
7) Delete all comments (lines beginning with "#") from /etc/live-
8) Shut down the system and inspect the live-sn.cpio.gz file.
It appears as though using /etc/live-snapshot.exclude_list seems to require
having a /etc/live-snapshot.list file present.
My apologies... I should have retested following the procedure I wrote above before submitting the bug. Using the procedure above, I do not end up with an empty snapshot file after all. The issue is not the presence/absence of the /etc/live-snapshot.list file. The problem seems to be related to the comments that I removed in step 7. If I omit step 7 and leave the comments in, that's when I get the empty snapshot file (even if /etc/live-snapshot.list is present).
Can this bug report be edited to change the description, or should this bug be closed and a new one created?