bzr completely broken?

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Aug 3 07:19:00 GMT 2011

On Aug  2 15:25, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > On Aug  2 10:07, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > > > >> > $ rebaseall
> > > > >> > ReBaseImage (/usr/bin/cygcrypt-0.dll) failed with last error = 6
> > > [...]
> > 
> > chmod u+w /usr/bin/cygcrypt-0.dll
> > 
> > ?
> Uh... yes.
> Thanks.  It works now.  Although I had to get more aggressive and run
>   find /usr -iname \*.dll -o -iname \*.so | xargs chmod u+w
> After that, rebaseall completed successfully, and bzr now works again.
> Who maintains the rebase package?  I wonder if it should automatically try to chmod u+w all of the
> files it wants to operate on-- maybe just temporarily.

Jason is the maintainer, with a bit of Chuck's and my help.

I don't think that chmod +w is a good idea in general.  I don't like
to see tools fiddeling with permissions without asking.

We're working on a new release of rebase anyway.  This new release
checks for writability and prints just a warning without stopping
dead in its track:

  /usr/bin/foo.dll: skipped because not writable

That should be ok, shouldn't it?  Otherwise, what we can do is to open
the file with FILE_FLAG_BACKUP_SEMANTICS.  This would allow you to
rebase DLLs without write permissions if you have admin privileges.


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