Bug 1729682 - dc calculator always exits with exit code 1
Summary: dc calculator always exits with exit code 1
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bc
Version: 29
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gerd Pokorra
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-07-13 13:29 UTC by Nathaniel Carroll
Modified: 2019-11-27 23:30 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 23:30:37 UTC
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bug fix from upstream (411 bytes, patch)
2019-10-03 17:06 UTC, ken
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Description Nathaniel Carroll 2019-07-13 13:29:48 UTC
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Linux x86_64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0
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dc calculator will always exit with code 1, both when used interactively and with an input file. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
echo "q" > testfile #quit command in dc
dc testfile
echo "$?"
Actual Results:  
The second echo displays 1, indicating that was the exit code of dc.

Expected Results:  
The expected outcome is exit code 0 (success).

version: dc (GNU bc 1.07.1) 1.4.1

bc does not seem to suffer from the same problem.

Comment 1 Nathaniel Carroll 2019-10-03 14:28:14 UTC
Having a more detailed look at this bug, this seems to only happen when the script is exited by the "q" command, exiting via running off the end of the program has the expected exit code of 0.

This bug seems to have been introduced in dc 1.4.1 (bc 1.07.1). The expected exit code of 0 happens with dc 1.4 (bc 1.07).

Comment 2 ken 2019-10-03 17:06:57 UTC
Created attachment 1622367 [details]
bug fix from upstream

This patch is sitting in upstream's source repository; some day dc-1.4.2 will be released with this fix, but in the meantime one can apply this locally.

Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 18:47:37 UTC
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