Debian Bug report logs - #465873
Debian Live: live-helper in Debian lenny: lh_build chokes on the "@" charachter

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Package: live-helper; Maintainer for live-helper is Debian Live Project <>;

Reported by: "Pierre Bauduin" <>

Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:33:04 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version live-helper/1.0~a37-2

Fixed in version 1.0~a38-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

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From: "Pierre Bauduin" <>
Subject: Debian Live: live-helper in Debian lenny: lh_build chokes on the "@" charachter
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:30:25 +0100
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Package: live-helper
Version: 1.0~a37-2
Severity: normal
Architecture: i386

The current version of live-helper in Debian lenny has a major problem when
it encounters the "@" charachter.

Basically lh_build just stops because sed chokes on the "@" charachter,

[root@cobra] /mnt/data/debian-live>lh_config --mirror-binary
http://debian-mirror:7777/debian/ --mirror-binary-security
http://debian-mirror:7777/debian-security/ --mirror-bootstrap
http://debian-mirror:7777/debian/ --mirror-bootstrap-security
http://debian-mirror:7777/debian-security/ -b usb-hdd -d lenny
--bootappend-live "quickreboot locale=fr_BE@euro keyb=be2-latin1" --hostname
debian-live --packages "eject finger htop less lftp lshw lsof lynx mc
memtest86+ mtools mutt ncftp nmap ntpdate openssh-server screen slay sysstat
tcpdump tcsh telnet tofrodos traceroute unzip vim wget" && time nice
--adjustment=1 lh_build
Selecting previously deselected package syslinux.
(Reading database ... 14408 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking syslinux (from .../syslinux_2%3a3.61+dfsg-1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up syslinux (2:3.61+dfsg-1) ...
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done
Building tag database... Done
sed: -e expression #1, char 158: unknown option to `s'

real    10m39.937s
user    8m26.596s
sys     0m51.819s
[root@cobra] /mnt/data/debian-live>

Detailed information:
Versions of packages live-helper depends on:
ii  debootstrap       1.0.8       Bootstrap a basic Debian system

Kernel: 2.6.22-3-686 #1 SMP Sun Feb 10 20:20:49 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

A solution is to install a version of live-helper from such as
live-helper_1.0~a38~20080118.095204_all.deb or

It would be nice if this bug could be fixed in the Debian lenny package :)

Pierre Bauduin
Linux enthusiast since 1996
Linux registered user #64711
Debian GNU/Linux user
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Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:13:28 +0100
Version: 1.0~a38-1

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