bugrdiff-backup - Bugs: bug #46669, Misleading error message if ssh...


bug #46669: Misleading error message if ssh account is unavailable

Submitted by:  Wolfgang Fahl <seppl2013>
Submitted on:  Fri 11 Dec 2015 05:18:00 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  None Status:  Works For Me
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Mon 24 Feb 2020 05:40:03 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I couldn't reproduce the issue (not with no shell field, neither an empty one, neither with /bin/false nor /sbin/nologin) and hence close it. If you can reproduce it again, don't hesitate to create a new issue at https://github.com/rdiff-backup/rdiff-backup/issues.

Eric L. <ericzolf>
Project Administrator
Fri 11 Dec 2015 05:18:00 PM UTC, original submission:  

If you use rdiff-backup with an account that has no shell which e.g. might happen after a system upgrade you get a misleading error message:

see http://serverfault.com/questions/742442/what-do-do-when-rdiff-backup-memoryerror-happens

Exception '' raised of class '<type 'exceptions.MemoryError'>':
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rdiff_backup/Main.py", line 304, in error_check_Main
    try: Main(arglist)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rdiff_backup/Main.py", line 321, in Main
    rps = map(SetConnections.cmdpair2rp, cmdpairs)

But this is by no means a MemoryError.

"This account is currently not available" is returned by ssh would be the message that would clearly state what the state of affairs ist.

Wolfgang Fahl <seppl2013>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
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    2016-02-12 davekempe StatusNone => Postponed
    2016-02-12 davekempe Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor

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