GNU bug report logs - #53527
29.0.50; package-reinstall fails to initialize (enough of) package.el

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Package: emacs; Reported by: Matt Armstrong <matt@HIDDEN>; Keywords: patch; dated Tue, 25 Jan 2022 17:40:01 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.
Added tag(s) patch. Request was from Matt Armstrong <matt@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
bug Marked as found in versions 28.0. Request was from Matt Armstrong <matt@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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tags 53527 + patch
quit

This is one way to fix it.  Another would have been to call
`package--alist' instead of reference `package-alist' in
`package-reinstall'.  ...but that wouldn't have been an optimization,
since `package-install' inevitably calls `package--archives-initialize'
anyway.  This patch just makes it happen earlier.


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Content-Description: Patch to fix Bug#53527

From fdf15b2985d237a70277362ad0b7d771f20c5f38 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Matt Armstrong <matt@HIDDEN>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:22:10 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] Fix calling `package-reinstall' just after quick
 initialization.

* lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el (package-reinstall): call
`package--archives-initialize', just like `package-install' does.
This populates `package-alist', and so fixes calling
`package-reinstall' as the first thing done after package "quick
init".  (Bug#53527)
---
 lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el | 12 ++++++++----
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el b/lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el
index 7679ba2fae..6a8692c983 100644
--- a/lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el
+++ b/lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el
@@ -2379,10 +2379,14 @@ package-reinstall
   "Reinstall package PKG.
 PKG should be either a symbol, the package name, or a `package-desc'
 object."
-  (interactive (list (intern (completing-read
-                              "Reinstall package: "
-                              (mapcar #'symbol-name
-                                      (mapcar #'car package-alist))))))
+  (interactive
+   (progn
+     (package--archives-initialize)
+     (list (intern (completing-read
+                    "Reinstall package: "
+                    (mapcar #'symbol-name
+                            (mapcar #'car package-alist)))))))
+  (package--archives-initialize)
   (package-delete
    (if (package-desc-p pkg) pkg (cadr (assq pkg package-alist)))
    'force 'nosave)
-- 
2.34.1


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The `package-reinstall' function is broken when called before package.el
is initialized, or more precisely, before `package-load-all-descriptors'
has been called.

It looks like most of the other top level functions in package.el
attempt to handle this case, and do it successfully.

I had trouble formulating an emacs -Q repro because Emacs must be in a
"quick start" state, which requires installation of at least one package
and then restarting Emacs.  I could not figure out how to do that simply
and hermetically without a lot of infrastructure (like a separate user
on a Linux system, or a VM, or https://github.com/plexus/chemacs2).

Stefan's commit dde33727b2ace3ce417d97475d074f0a82b7c2b8 on 2019-01-22
introduced this function and called it in several places but not
`package-reinstall'.

+(defun package--alist ()
+  "Return `package-alist', after computing it if needed."
+  (or package-alist
+      (progn (package-load-all-descriptors)
+             package-alist)))

I found this bug after removing a long standing call to
`package-initialize` from my init.el, then calling this function of
mine:

(defun my-reinstall-packages ()
  "Re-install all Emacs packages that are installed presently."
  (interactive)
  (dolist (package-name package-activated-list)
    (message (format "Reinstalling %s" package-name))
    (package-reinstall package-name)))


I confirmed this bug is in Emacs 27 through master.


In GNU Emacs 29.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.31, cairo version 1.16.0)
 of 2022-01-13 built on naz
Repository revision: 53dba3202205b5fab078a47da77be4140b7f93b1
Repository branch: master
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.12101004
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