[Bug 1095181] [NEW] terrible breakage on git rebase

Rolf Leggewie 1095181 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Jan 2 02:48:38 UTC 2013

Public bug reported:

I use etckeeper in precise with git.  Quite frequently after doing a
rebase I end up with a severely crippled system.  If the rebase fails
for some reason the user is left with a situation from which it is quite
hard to recover.  The /etc directory will obviously be in a broken
state.  What's worse is that /etc/sudoers is set to perm 644.  The
permissions problem means it's impossible to call sudo to become root
and fix the situation unless a root shell is already running.  Rebooting
into a recovery system fails most of the time as well because /etc is
messed up.  etckeeper needs to do MUCH better here.

** Affects: etckeeper (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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