[PC-BSD Testing] portjail delete nukes /usr/home

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Dec 21 06:24:26 PST 2011

On 12/20/2011 14:41, Ben Milman wrote:
> Grab a seat, there's a bit of a story, and it includes three bugs.
> In PC-BSD 9 RC3, upgraded that day from RC2, I decided to try out
> gmail-notifier from ports as a preliminary to making a pbi. I ran
> portjail init and selected download but it failed with a message I no
> longer have recorded for reasons that will become apparent. However,
> part of the message was that it had tried to download the portjail for
> RC2. When I checked my system manager in gnome, it opened and then
> promptly crashed (it didn't crash in KDE and doesn't crash on my new
> fresh RC3 in gnome, so this may be a symptom of another update-related
> bug), but since it froze on the first screen I could see that the
> system was showing PC-BSD version RC2 but base version RC3. I assume
> this was the cause of the portjail download failure. I compiled the
> portjail instead, to check if that was working (I included system
> source and ports tree in my original install). It did, so I decided to
> delete the portjail so that I could show the first error to someone.
> However, upon running portjail delete, all my desktop icons disappeared. 
> Further investigation showed that all the directories in my /usr/home
> directory were now gone. I didn't check other directories in /usr
> because I was in too much of a rush to get back up and running (this
> is a work computer). I decided to reinstall rather than reconstruct in
> place, so I'm now on RC3 straight and can no longer reproduce the
> portjail download failure bug. However, it remains that the PC-BSD
> version apparently failed to increment during the standard update from
> RC2 to RC3, and that portjail delete wiped my /usr/home directory on
> the OUTER system. IRC conversations suggested that a bug such as
> this: https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee/issues/123 might be
> responsible, but it's still odd that the outer
> system experienced changes from portjail delete.
> There's also a typo in line 317 of portjail.sh - "Enter d tor
> download" should be "Enter d for download".
> Ben Milman
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Thanks for the heads up. I've fixed the issue deleting the homedir, and
the typo.

It was a stray mount causing the issue with homedir getting deleted, we
have to mount your /usr/home into the portjail, so that apps run from
the portjail can see / manipulate your files.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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