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Bug 256376 - dispatch-conf: split files in package.keywords folder backup not handled (triggers OSError: [Errno 20] Not a directory)
Summary: dispatch-conf: split files in package.keywords folder backup not handled (tri...
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Tools (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High minor with 4 votes (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
: 309599 342171 411009 455302 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 484436
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Reported: 2009-01-26 02:47 UTC by michael higgins
Modified: 2022-04-10 13:46 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Configuration for reprocedure (package.xz,1.70 KB, application/x-xz)
2013-08-17 15:50 UTC, Yichao Zhou

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Description michael higgins 2009-01-26 02:47:53 UTC
In order to handle all the packages ~arch masked in an overlay, I've split the package.keywords file into a folder and two files.

Dispatch-conf failed to backup the merged files as, I assume, it was looking for a directory to copy into and found a file instead.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Split files
2. backup of files in folder fails
3. (Not really sure what the portage.dispatch_conf.file_archive_post_process(archive) does)

Actual Results:  
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/dispatch-conf", line 422, in <module>
    d.grind (portage.settings ['CONFIG_PROTECT'])
  File "/usr/sbin/dispatch-conf", line 284, in grind
  File "/usr/sbin/dispatch-conf", line 317, in post_process
  File "//usr/lib/portage/pym/portage/", line 161, in file_archive_post_process
    os.rename(archive + '', archive + '.dist')
OSError: [Errno 20] Not a directory

Expected Results:  
no error thrown.

I don't know if creating the folder or just deleting the file is the better solution, or if it works. I'll know when it happens again, or not, the next time an update touches my package.keywords files. Either way, I guess the maintainers could look to see if that case is handled, where a user changes the file to a split set in a folder, will the backup start to fail?
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2010-03-20 02:16:13 UTC
*** Bug 309599 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Yichao Zhou 2013-08-17 15:50:00 UTC
A 4-year bug?

Add a sample for developer's convenience to reprocedure.  Simply extract it to a clean /etc/portage should be fine.
Comment 3 Yichao Zhou 2013-08-17 15:50:37 UTC
Created attachment 356304 [details]
Configuration for reprocedure
Comment 4 Yichao Zhou 2013-08-17 15:54:57 UTC
I think CC Wayne Davison <> is OK since he is in that file header.
Comment 5 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2015-05-08 17:57:04 UTC
*** Bug 342171 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2015-05-09 17:29:41 UTC
This could be handled in by making it rename the colliding package.keywords backup file to package.keywords.1, as it does when it is archiving a regular package.keywords file.
Comment 7 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2015-05-09 22:59:14 UTC
*** Bug 411009 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2015-05-09 22:59:22 UTC
*** Bug 455302 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2015-05-10 10:07:10 UTC
There's a patch in the following branch:

I've posted it for review here:
Comment 11 Brian Dolbec gentoo-dev 2015-05-19 19:54:40 UTC
Released in portage-2.2.19