Bug#54646: base-config: destroys existing sources.list
This may be a real bug. I thought I ran into the same problem. I'll be
watching for it this time; this is just a heads up.
At 01:40 PM 1/11/00 -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
>Lazarus Long wrote:
>> Data loss.
>> /etc/apt/sources.list is overwritten apparently, and those of us with
>> a significant one will have trouble recreating.
>> # wc sources.list
>> 72 285 2810 sources.list
>Base-config makes the following changes to /etc/apt/sources.list:
>echo "" >> $APTETC/sources.list
>cat $tmpsources >> $APTETC/sources.list
>I fail to see how any of these can truncate the sources.list file. I need a
>test case, advice on reproducing the bug, a typescript of a session showing
>the bug in action or some other information. I don't even see any
>information in your bug report showing the damage done to your system
>(unless your sources.list was not previously 72 lines long).
>Please strive to provide this type of information when reporting grave bugs.
>see shy jo
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