Bug 170287 - yumdownloader doesn't reflect failures in its exit status
yumdownloader doesn't reflect failures in its exit status
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-10-10 11:27 EDT by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2008-03-15 14:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-12 12:11:51 EDT
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2005-10-10 11:27:05 EDT
Description of problem:
When yumdownloader fails to download a package, it writes an error message, but
doesn't signal the failure in its exit status.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.yumdownloader --source evince-0.4.0-1.2
2.echo $?
Actual results:
$? is 0

Expected results:
$? should be 1, or something else not equal to 0

Additional info:
evince-0.4.0-1.2 is an update.  And the SRPM directory for updates is
(unfortunately) not "yum-enabled".  So the failure itself is expected.  But it
would make sense, and simplify scripts, if yumdownloader indicated this failure
in its exit status.
Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-17 18:22:20 EST
FC3 and FC4 have now been EOL'd.

Please check the ticket against a current Fedora release, and either adjust the
release number, or close it if appropriate.


Your friendly BZ janitor :-)
Comment 2 Göran Uddeborg 2007-01-21 16:19:28 EST
Still the same in FC6, yum-utils-1.0.1-1.fc6.
Comment 3 Christopher Brown 2007-04-19 17:21:00 EDT
I also see this in F7-devel as of today with --source option.
Comment 4 Tim Lauridsen 2008-03-12 12:11:51 EDT
i have added a non zero return code if there is nothing to download

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