Bug#275140: tetex-base: installation fails if "noclobber" is set
Thus spake Frank Küster:
> Nils Barth <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Package: tetex-base
> > Version: 2.0.2b-6
> > Severity: important
> > The postinst script:
> > /var/lib/dpkg/info/tetex-base.postinst
> > fails if you set bash's "noclobber" (say in your .bashrc via set -o noclobber).
> > (yes, I set noclobber in root's .bashrc -- I'm careful)
> Thank you for the report, and the thorough analysis.
no problem -- thanks for the quick response.
> > I can see 3 resolutions:
> > 1: use >| to force clobbering
> > Option #1 (use >| to explicitly clobber temporary files) seems the
> > simplest, safest and most correct (we do want to explicitly clobber it),
> > and shouldn't break anything.
> I will do this. I won't be able to upload a new version very soon; I
> assume it is okay for you to fix the script manually on your machine?
I originally tried this, but then realized I'd have to fix
every occurance -- easier was just to (temporarily) remove
noclobber from my .bashrc (or rather, explicitly disable it
with "set +o noclobber").
> > It also occurs in docbook-dsssl (1.78-5) -- I think it's the same bug (I
> > get the same "can't overwrite" error, though there it's not used in a
> > mktemp context, though it probably should be).
> Once I can refer to a thread on -devel or so, and there is consensus
> that this is a bug, I may open a bug against docbook-dsssl. Can I set
> the submitter to you?
Yes -- no problem.