Bug#720967: running etckeeper during vcsh session: have fun

Thomas Koch thomas at koch.ro
Mon Aug 26 19:31:10 CEST 2013

Package: etckeeper
Version: 0.63
Severity: normal

Today I made a really stupid face... :-)

Switching back to my terminal, observing etckeeper adding GB after GB of my
$HOME to its index...

Killed it, installed another package during the same aptitude
process. Waiting...

Looking at the process list...

There's a vcsh process somewhere above the aptitude process.


Should etckeeper have some checks build in that save stupid users like me?

Regards, Thomas Koch

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.10-0.bpo.2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages etckeeper depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.49
ii  git                    1:

Versions of packages etckeeper recommends:
ii  cron  3.0pl1-124

Versions of packages etckeeper suggests:
ii  sudo  1.8.5p2-1+nmu1

-- debconf information excluded

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