[pacman-dev] [PATCH] pacman: clarify error when alpm fails to init

morganamilo morganamilo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 23:08:26 UTC 2019

Currently pacman is hard coded to print the dbpath, then the error alpm
returned. Even though the error could really be caused by anything.

So instead just print the arugemnts given to alpm and not assume the
resulting error message is releated to either path.

Fixes FS#59595

Signed-off-by: morganamilo <morganamilo at gmail.com>

diff --git a/src/pacman/conf.c b/src/pacman/conf.c
index 468a3e02..42946189 100644
--- a/src/pacman/conf.c
+++ b/src/pacman/conf.c
@@ -766,8 +766,8 @@ static int setup_libalpm(void)
 	/* initialize library */
 	handle = alpm_initialize(config->rootdir, config->dbpath, &err);
 	if(!handle) {
-		pm_printf(ALPM_LOG_ERROR, _("failed to initialize alpm library\n(%s: %s)\n"),
-		        alpm_strerror(err), config->dbpath);
+		pm_printf(ALPM_LOG_ERROR, _("failed to initialize alpm library (root: %s, dbpath: %s):\n%s\n"),
+		        config->rootdir, config->dbpath, alpm_strerror(err));
 		if(err == ALPM_ERR_DB_VERSION) {
 			fprintf(stderr, _("try running pacman-db-upgrade\n"));

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