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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:55 pm    Post subject: emerge-webrysnc Reply with quote

allow me to translate this thread

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=31438&highlight=emergewebrsync

emerge-webrsync will completly delete your /usr directory except for the /usr/portage directory.


Have a nice day and thank you for flying Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any other information in the thread that might be helpful to the developers? Would you be willing to file a bug report and respond to their questions?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately I'm in no position to test anything. I don't have much of a system left. /usr is gone, so I'd suggest that people stay away from emerge-websync until someone can isolate the problem on a test machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bug 14388
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHIT, just happened to me.
I'm sure gentoo developers are aware that this can not happen ever again.

This is not a bug, nor a virus, its more like a terrorist attack.

In near future I'd like to be provided with a script which only downloads the latest poratge from rsync servers.
I think I'll do the "tar -xvjpf ..." part myself.
Executing emerge-webrsync with root privileges (no other choice really) has certainly proven to come with extreme costs.

Very disappointed.

If I was one of gentoo admins, I would have sticked a big alert note at forums.gentoo.org this is very serious.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry punter, I probably should have put something in News & Announcements. There's an announcement there now.

For those that haven't read the bug report:
bug report wrote:
------- Additional Comment #1 From Martin Holzer 2003-01-22 13:31 -------

fixed with -r11
emerge-webrsync is part of the gentoolkit package, so I beleive "-r11" is referring to the recent r11 gentoolkit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

which release of gentoolkit was affected?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too got raped by this one. Unfortunately, it happened on a production box. I had to do some upgrades to some packages, and getting the latest portage tree seemed like a good idea at the time. Can't imagine how this bug got through, but I'm out several work days. Guess I'll go back to my old manual method of downloading and extracting the file.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too, only it was on Dec.28. I don't know if it was my stupidity (I was messing with autoclean) or another problem, I just know my entire install was nuked. I've been forced to use M$ crap until now, when I have broadband again. *ugh*
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 4:26 am    Post subject: It was of course my fault Reply with quote

... :oops: for posing such a simple oversight with major consequences when I raised the suggestion to set up emerge-webrsync to clean-up the portage tree.
I apologise all round. (Kinda lame but I can't do much else.)
That's what happens when you don't test I guess. Sigh! Still I would have thought it might have been picked up in the review process before it was committed to the portage tree. Its a pretty obvious and stupid once you actually look at it.
[Needless to say, I just got caught by the same thing... One reason why I haven't cleaned up after myself was not being near my machine for a few days.]
Again, apologies to you all. (Can't accept blame for such mishaps before January 16 though...)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly it's blunders like this that prevent me from promoting Gentoo over other distros to people I know for their systems. If I hadn't setup a cron job to backup stuff regularly I'd have been majorly burned by this.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blunder chatter has been split off.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it okay by now or what would you suggest to a newbie to do??
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem was fixed in gentoolkit-0.1.17-r11. If you have that version, or newer, you should be ok.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this an issue that was related to gentoo or to linux? What about other distributions?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRTProxy, this post is very obsolete. It's dated over 3 years in the past. The issue has been resolved a long time.

But to answer your direct question, only Gentoo would be affected, and only users of emerge-webrsync using that particular release of the package.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: sandbox? Reply with quote

Would it be a good idea to sandbox emerge-webrsync so that it only touches /usr/portage?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@shentino,
did you have any issue with webrsync in the last 10 years regarding this?
Or is your awakening of this historical thread just bullshit?
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