--exclude-if-present gives OSError looking for tag in locked folders

Bug #1620085 reported by Aaron Whitehouse on 2016-09-04
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
duplicity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

As per:

"I want to send a backup with --exclude-if-present=TAG and
The folder /src/folder is not accessible (mode 750, not owner, not
member of group). This folder is excluded by way of '- **/folder' in
the include filelist. Does the selection process resolve
exclude-if-present=TAG before it looks at include/exclude filelists
anyway ?

duplicity 0.7.10 (python 2.7.12) fails with

OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/src/folder/TAG'

duplicity 0.7.06 prints

Error accessing possibly locked file /src/folder

but it isn't a showstopper."

I can confirm this is the case. The reason is that --exclude-if-present looks in each folder within the backup tree looking for the excluded tag, even if that folder is later excluded.

The difference between version 0.7.06 and 0.7.10 is likely caused by my rev 1224:
which fixed Bug #1089131 by removing the readability check when the directory was first scanned and instead moved it to when the file comes to be included by the Select function. The issue here is that the function that deals with --exclude-if-present checks for the tag by simply trying to access it, without checking if it has access, giving an OSError.

Related branches

Changed in duplicity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Aaron Whitehouse (aaron-whitehouse)
Changed in duplicity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in duplicity:
assignee: Aaron Whitehouse (aaron-whitehouse) → nobody
milestone: none → 0.7.11
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in duplicity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Update from Richard McGraw on mailing list:
"Since my update to duplicity 0.7.11, I haven't reproduced the problem."

Great, thanks for the update Richard and good to hear it is working for you.

Vej (vej) on 2017-03-06
Changed in duplicity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package duplicity - 0.7.06-2ubuntu3

duplicity (0.7.06-2ubuntu3) zesty; urgency=medium

  * d/p/backport-fix-tags-in-locked-folders.patch:
    - Fix OSError looking for tag in locked folders with exclude-if-present
      (LP: #1620085)
  * d/p/backport-crash-on-restore.patch:
    - Guard a chown call to avoid a stacktrace (LP: #1642813)
  * d/p/backport-ignore-excluded-locked-files.patch:
    - Ignore excluded locked files rather than giving noisy errors
      (LP: #1089131)
  * d/p/backport-downgrade-error.patch:
    - Make locked file messages be warnings not errors, again. This avoids
      confusing deja-dup. (LP: #1605939)
  * d/p/backport-flush-after-write.patch:
    - Flush after writing a temp file, to keep disk in sync (LP: #1538333)
  * d/p/backport-gpg2.patch:
    - Improve support for gpg2 (fixing FTBFS in process)

 -- Michael Terry <email address hidden> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:48:01 -0500

Changed in duplicity (Ubuntu Zesty):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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