Virtual Machine Builder

vmbuilder erases current directory with option '-o -d .'

Reported by Riccardo Murri on 2012-11-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
vm-builder (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Adding option '-o -d $(pwd)' to the 'vmbuilder' command line results in the current directory and its contents being completely erased; after a while the scripts fails anyway because `getcwd()` reports error.

This is a dangerous thing to do: 'vmbuilder' should explicitly refuse check that the argument to '-d' is *not* the current directory and refuse to start otherwise.

Also, I think that it should be better explained what the argument to '-d' is expected to be, and what is the combined effect of '-o' and '-d'.

Robie Basak (racb) on 2012-11-23
Changed in vm-builder (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Serge Hallyn (serge-hallyn) wrote :

Thanks, Riccardo, I'll push your fix to r. If you'd like to see it SRU'd, please either mark the releases to which you'd like it SRU'd, or list them in a comment.

Serge Hallyn (serge-hallyn) wrote :

Quoting Riccardo Murri (<email address hidden>):
> Thanks Serge, but what does "SRU" mean?

"Stable Release Update". I will merge your patch into the upstream bzr
tree and into the raring package. To get the fix into precise or quantal
requires an SRU. See for
more information.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vm-builder - 0.12.4+bzr482-0ubuntu1

vm-builder (0.12.4+bzr482-0ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  * Merge from ~rmurri/vmbuilder/bug-1080744 (LP: #1080744)
 -- Serge Hallyn <email address hidden> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:00:10 -0600

Changed in vm-builder (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Riccardo Murri (rmurri) wrote :

Thanks! I do not think there is a need for SRU.

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