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Bug 23569 - baselayout- *still* contains the xargs bug
Summary: baselayout- *still* contains the xargs bug
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Low normal (vote)
Assignee: Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED)
: 24993 26170 26939 26972 27091 43280 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 31794
Blocks: 21438
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Reported: 2003-06-27 02:05 UTC by alex f
Modified: 2004-02-29 16:17 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

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Description alex f 2003-06-27 02:05:17 UTC
this bug is actually #21438. summary: in /etc/init.d/bootmisc the line

    ( find /var/lock -type f -print0 | xargs -0 rm -f -- 1>&2 )

fails with

    xargs: environment is too large for exec

baselayout- is now marked stable and this is still not fixed,
somewhere in the comments for #21438 there is a fix.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 2 Narada Sage 2003-06-30 06:07:57 UTC
Yes.  On the stable tree baselayout still produces the xargs error.  That line in /etc/init.d/bootmisc can be replaced with the alternative solution supplied elsewhere on bugzilla.  A suggestion was made to patch fileutils also but I leave the choice in your capable hands.
Comment 3 Pieter Van den Abeele (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-07-14 08:11:02 UTC
pfeifer, can you have a look at this bug? It has 3 duplicates and I think it can be fixed with a one line patch to /etc/init.d/bootmisc
Comment 4 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-07-17 07:46:43 UTC
It is already fixed in CVS - Pieter, haven't you read the previous bugs
and the one or two others that you needed fixed that I fixed last night?
I just am getting all the serious bugs squisched, and will get a new
version out in the next day or so.  Sorry for it taking so long to get
the new version out, but my time has not been my own lately.

This *is* already fixed in CVS, please be pacient, I will get new version
out tonight, latest tomorrow.
Comment 5 Pieter Van den Abeele (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-07-17 08:18:28 UTC
thnxs Martin, I really appreciate your work.


Comment 6 alex f 2003-07-17 09:47:19 UTC
We all appreciate it. Thanks!
Comment 7 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-21 15:10:18 UTC
*** Bug 24993 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-08-19 15:30:18 UTC
*** Bug 26939 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Jean-Francois Patenaude 2003-08-20 07:24:00 UTC
it's not fixed in "x86" but it's fixed in "~x86" 
Comment 10 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-08-20 08:17:54 UTC
*** Bug 26972 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-08-21 22:22:49 UTC
*** Bug 27091 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 alex f 2003-09-02 11:25:26 UTC
Well it's now about six weeks since it was said there will be a new stable version for baselayout where this gets fixed. It still is not. Are there other issues hindering the maintainer from making a new release?
Comment 13 Narada Sage 2003-09-02 12:50:30 UTC
Baselayout on ~x86 works nicely for me.  You could use that one.
Comment 14 alex f 2003-09-02 13:24:34 UTC
Or I could copy /etc/init.d/bootmisc from cvs and use that. But that is not the point.
Comment 15 Narada Sage 2003-09-02 13:39:37 UTC
Okay.  Let me be more objective rather than trying to help you which wasn't at all well received.
(1) Why hasn't there been a new stable release of baselayout?
Usually, this is because (1) the package is not ready for stable or (2) not enough time has past or (3) the developer is very busy (as is probably the case with most devs including this one).
(2) What issues are preventing moving to stable?
Search for baselayout on bugzilla and read results.  Users are very quick to express their anger and be critical of new baselayout releases in particular when problems occur so it is not surprising and quite justified if it is taking due time in shifting over to stable.
Comment 16 Klaus-J. Wolf 2003-09-02 17:32:06 UTC
Dear dhruba,

thank you for your collection of explanations.

After all it appears, Bug #23569 is simply boring. Nobody cares about it.

We can be happy that we have permission to write comments.
Comment 17 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-09-03 14:42:56 UTC
Hi guys, sorry for the delay.  For the last few weeks I just had many issues
with internet, mail, etc, and work (real one :/) has been keeping me more away
than I wanted.  .10 have this fixed, and except for a few small issues could
be marked stable - I just plainly did not have the time to sit down, fix the
few issues with .10, and maybe have a .11 out for a short while, and then
marking stable, although I guess I should just mark .10 stable.  I will really
try to get to it this weekend.
Comment 18 Rob Davies 2003-09-06 08:31:23 UTC
I have an alternative version to this fix which keeps, usage of xargs, and may 
be useful for other places where environment bloat occurs. 
( find /var/lock ! -name .keep -a -type f -print0 | env -i PATH=/bin:/usr/bin 
xargs -tr0 rm -f -- 1>&2 ) 
Note, I avoid removeal of the .keep, as per suggestion in forum thread, when I 
looked into this one, also it uses trace option to list the locks deleted. 
Comment 19 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-09-11 19:47:17 UTC
*** Bug 26170 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 20 alex f 2003-09-14 05:28:50 UTC
This is now really fixed with the release sys-apps/baselayout- for stable.
Comment 21 Sven Blumenstein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-29 16:17:46 UTC
*** Bug 43280 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***