[Bug 1042916] Re: sourceslist.SourcesList doesn't reuse disabled sources entries

Edward Donovan launchpad at numble.net
Sun Sep 2 08:51:38 UTC 2012

Ah, thanks.  I don't know when that might be built next, but it would be
a pretty non-critical fix, for that critical package, anyway.  I

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  sourceslist.SourcesList doesn't reuse disabled sources entries

Status in “python-apt” package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress
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Bug description:
  If sourceslist contains a disabled entry (commented out) and the
  exactly same entry is added with sourceslist.SourcesList.add method,
  new entry is created instead of enabling the disabled duplicate.

  Steps to reproduce:
  1. Add a repository:
    # apt-add-repository 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/videolan/stable-daily/ubuntu precise main'
  2. Edit sources.list and comment out the newly added entry
  3. Add it again:
   # apt-add-repository 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/videolan/stable-daily/ubuntu precise main'
  4. Notice the duplicated lines: one disabled, the other enabled

  What should happen:
  4. The disabled line is now enabled.

  Why this happens:
  On line 316 the condition 'set(source.comps) == comps' will always be False (at least with python 2.7 and 3.2) as you can see doing following in a python shell:
  >>> set([]) == []
  >>> set(["precise", "main"]) == ["precise", "main"] # this was the case in the example above.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: python-apt 0.8.3ubuntu7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue Aug 28 22:02:45 2012
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: python-apt
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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