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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007896Talerdeployment and operationspublic2024-03-07 20:47
Reportersebasjm Assigned ToChristian Grothoff  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Versiongit (master) 
Target Version0.9.4Fixed in Version0.9.4 
Summary0007896: taler-config overrides the template configuration under /etc/taler/taler.conf
DescriptionI happen several times, that after using the cli
taler-config -s <section> -o <option> -V <value>

I found that the content of the /etc/taler/taler.conf doesn't have the reference to the conf.d files.

In the same direction, when taler-config fails because of permissions problems it does it quietly (doesn't print anything). Error code is not 0 but from the user it looks like it when normally.
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Christian Grothoff

2023-08-02 23:24

manager   ~0020398

Well, we can't really fix it overriding taler.conf, that's why the documentation urges you to not use it for editing configuration files.

We should of course fix the error reporting on failures, I'll look into that.

Christian Grothoff

2023-08-03 18:44

manager   ~0020406

$ touch foo
$ chmod 400 foo
grothoff@pixel:~/research/taler/docs$ taler-config -c foo -s bla -o blub -V var
2023-08-03T18:43:16.081130+0200 util-disk-210646 WARNING `open' failed on file `/home/grothoff/research/taler/docs/foo' at disk.c:1291 with error: Permission denied
grothoff@pixel:~/research/taler/docs$ echo $?

Error reporting looks fine to me, can you please give me an idea how to reproduce the issue?


2023-12-22 15:43

developer   ~0020793

following the documentation to install the deb and then doing some

# taler-config -c /etc/taler/taler.conf -s fck -o up -V the_file

which looks pretty innocent and since the package comes with a tool to modify the config it is expected to not break the config system.

After running it all the inline directives are removed (which brings unexpected problems) and falling into this issue doesn't have a easy rollback.

The correct behavior should be "editing the property if exist in the file otherwise append the section/property at end" but it is also good enough to report an error "not yet implemented"

Christian Grothoff

2023-12-25 19:24

manager   ~0020811

47a153af..3a62b34f removes all dangerous incantations of taler-config from the manuals. The few places that explain "-V" come with adequate warnings.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-08-01 20:50 sebasjm New Issue
2023-08-01 20:50 sebasjm Status new => assigned
2023-08-01 20:50 sebasjm Assigned To => Christian Grothoff
2023-08-02 23:24 Christian Grothoff Note Added: 0020398
2023-08-03 18:44 Christian Grothoff Note Added: 0020406
2023-08-03 18:44 Christian Grothoff Assigned To Christian Grothoff => sebasjm
2023-08-03 18:44 Christian Grothoff Status assigned => feedback
2023-12-22 14:36 Christian Grothoff Target Version git (master) => post-1.0
2023-12-22 15:43 sebasjm Note Added: 0020793
2023-12-22 15:44 sebasjm Assigned To sebasjm => Christian Grothoff
2023-12-25 19:24 Christian Grothoff Status feedback => resolved
2023-12-25 19:24 Christian Grothoff Resolution open => fixed
2023-12-25 19:24 Christian Grothoff Fixed in Version => 0.9.4
2023-12-25 19:24 Christian Grothoff Note Added: 0020811
2023-12-25 19:24 Christian Grothoff Product Version 0.11 => git (master)
2023-12-25 19:24 Christian Grothoff Target Version post-1.0 => 0.9.4
2024-03-07 20:47 Christian Grothoff Status resolved => closed