Debian Bug report logs - #691619
unburden-home-dir: Option for a "dry run" is ignored under some circumstances

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Package: unburden-home-dir; Maintainer for unburden-home-dir is Axel Beckert <>; Source for unburden-home-dir is src:unburden-home-dir.

Reported by: Axel Beckert <>

Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 17:03:02 UTC

Severity: grave

Found in version unburden-home-dir/0.3.1

Fixed in version unburden-home-dir/

Done: Axel Beckert <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#691619; Package unburden-home-dir. (Sat, 27 Oct 2012 17:03:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Axel Beckert <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: unburden-home-dir: Option for a "dry run" is ignored under some circumstances
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:51:53 +0200
Package: unburden-home-dir
Version: 0.3.1
Severity: grave
Justification: May cause data loss

Not yet sure what's the exact reason for this, but if the option -F
(don't use lsof) is given before the option -n (dry run), the option -n
seems to be ignored and unburden-home-dir does change things instead of
just telling what it would change:

$ unburden-home-dir -n
Moving /home/abe/ -> /tmp/.unburden-abe/conkeror-startup-cache-hkm1rckp.default
Symlinking /tmp/.unburden-abe/conkeror-startup-cache-hkm1rckp.default ->  /home/abe/
$ unburden-home-dir -n -F
Moving /home/abe/ -> /tmp/.unburden-abe/conkeror-startup-cache-hkm1rckp.default
Symlinking /tmp/.unburden-abe/conkeror-startup-cache-hkm1rckp.default ->  /home/abe/
$ unburden-home-dir -F -n
Moving /home/abe/ -> /tmp/.unburden-abe/conkeror-startup-cache-hkm1rckp.default
sending incremental file list
Symlinking /tmp/.unburden-abe/conkeror-startup-cache-hkm1rckp.default ->  /home/abe/

(The relevant part is that in the last case there's output from rsync
seen despite rsync shouldn't be called at all in dry-run mode.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages unburden-home-dir depends on:
ii  dpkg                 1.16.8
ii  libconfig-file-perl  1.50-2
ii  libfile-rsync-perl   0.42-2
ii  libfile-touch-perl   0.08-1
ii  libfile-which-perl   1.09-1
ii  libmodern-perl-perl  1.20120521-1
ii  perl                 5.14.2-14
ii  x11-common           1:7.7+1

Versions of packages unburden-home-dir recommends:
ii  lsof  4.86+dfsg-1

Versions of packages unburden-home-dir suggests:
ii  agedu       8928-1
ii  autotrash   0.1.5-1
ii  baobab      3.4.1-1
pn  bleachbit   <none>
ii  eatmydata   26-2
ii  ncdu        1.8-1
ii  tmpreaper   1.6.13+nmu1
ii  xdiskusage  1.48-10.1
ii  xdu         3.0-18

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/default/unburden-home-dir changed:

/etc/unburden-home-dir.list changed:
m D .cache cache
m D .thumbnails thumbnails
m f .config/google-chrome/*/Thumbnails google-chrome-thumbnails-%1
m f .config/google-chrome/*/Thumbnails-journal google-chrome-thumbnails-journal-%1
m f .config/chromium/*/Thumbnails google-chrome-thumbnails-%1
m f .config/chromium/*/Thumbnails-journal google-chrome-thumbnails-journal-%1
m d .mozilla/default/*/Cache mozilla-default-cache-%1
m d .mozilla/default/*/startupCache mozilla-default-startup-cache-%1
m d .mozilla/firefox/*/Cache firefox-cache-%1
m d .mozilla/firefox/*/startupCache firefox-startup-cache-%1
m d .mozilla/firefox/*/Cache.Trash firefox-cache-trash-%1
m d*/Cache conkeror-cache-%1
m d*/startupCache conkeror-startup-cache-%1
m d*/Cache.Trash conkeror-cache-trash-%1
m d .kazehakase/mozilla/kazehakase/Cache kazehakase-cache
m d .galeon/mozilla/galeon/Cache galeon-cache
m d .gnome2/epiphany/mozilla/epiphany/Cache epiphany-cache
m d .xxxterm/cache xxxterm-cache
m d .forg/cache forg-cache
m d .opera/cache opera-cache
m d .opera/cache4 opera-cache4
m d .opera/opcache opera-opcache
m d .opera/cacheOp opera-cacheOp
m d .thunderbird/*/Cache thunderbird-cache-%1
m d .mozilla-thunderbird/*/Cache debian-thunderbird-cache-%1
m d .icedove/*/Cache icedove-cache-%1
m d .buzzbird/*/Cache buzzbird-cache
m f .aptitude/cache aptitude-cache
m d .wesnoth*/cache wesnoth%1-cache
m d .gaia/cache gaia-cache
m d .java/deployment/cache java-deployment-cache
m d .adobe/Acrobat/*/Cache adobe-acrobat-%1-cache
m d .shotwell/thumbs shotwell-thumbs
r D .Trash trash
r D .local/Trash local-trash

-- no debconf information

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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:15:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Axel Beckert <>
Subject: Bug#691619: fixed in unburden-home-dir
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:03:10 +0000
Source: unburden-home-dir

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
unburden-home-dir, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Axel Beckert <> (supplier of updated unburden-home-dir package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
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Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 17:25:44 +0200
Source: unburden-home-dir
Binary: unburden-home-dir
Architecture: source all
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Axel Beckert <>
Changed-By: Axel Beckert <>
 unburden-home-dir - Remove or move cache files automatically from user's home
Closes: 690265 690266 690268 691619
 unburden-home-dir ( unstable; urgency=low
   * Option -F doesn't have a parameter, so don't let it consume one (which
     could be another option which then will be ignored, e.g. the dry-run
     option -n; Closes: #691619)
   * Fix comment about usage in etc/unburden-home-dir — it's no more a POSIX
     shell fragment, but parsed by Config::File. (Closes: #690266)
   * Minor bugfix for example config files (Closes: #690268)
   * Update $VERSION in bin/unburden-home-dir which had been forgotten
     since 0.3. Add test so that this doesn't happen again. (Closes: #690265)
   * Add missing options to --help message and reorder it slightly.
   * More documentation updates and fixes.
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