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Re: [opensuse-support] Broken "pin" command in 15.0

Am Mittwoch, 23. Januar 2019, 15:07:08 CET schrieb Carlos E. R.:
cer@Telcontar:~> pin Gray_A.icc
/usr/bin/pin: command substitution: line 89: unexpected EOF while
looking for matching `"' /usr/bin/pin: command substitution: line 90:
syntax error: unexpected end of file

*** pin found no ARCHIVES_"".gz file in /var/lib/pin/

pin will copy the files, please enter root password :


File ARCHIVES.gz does exist.

The offending lines are:

[ -f /etc/SuSE-release ] && USED_VERSION="`grep VERSION
/etc/SuSE-release | cut -f3 -d " "`" [ -z ${USED_VERSION} ] &&
USED_VERSION="`grep VERSION_ID /etc/os-release | cut -f3 -d "\""`"

Interestingly, there was already a Leap maintenance update attemping to
fix this by adding this line (boo#1095723), but it uses the wrong column
for /etc/os-release - cut -f2 would be right.

cer@Telcontar:~> grep VERSION_ID /etc/os-release
cer@Telcontar:~> grep VERSION_ID /etc/os-release | cut -f3 -d "\""

That's an obvious bug, and my usual recommendation would be to open a

However, this smelled like a small issue, so I decided to simply fix it.

Well, as usual if I touch something, it explodes ;-) and in the end, I
did 3 fixes instead of one - see my comment in boo#1095723 for details.

I initially considered to submit the Tumbleweed package to Leap (which
claims to have this fixed in a different way), but it turned out that it
was broken in a different way ;-)

Carlos, can you please test if pin from
a) (for Leap)
b) (for Tumbleweed)
works for you now? Ideally test both because they use different ways to
read /etc/os-release. (If you don't want to install the package - simply
downloading and running "pin" from OBS is enough to test it.


Christian Boltz
I really have better things to do than to keep participating in this
contest for craziest corner case people can come with (and pretending
as convincingly as possible that it's typical use case).
[Michal Kubeček in opensuse-factory]

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