Bug 216055 - LSPP: newrole doesn't preserve shell exit status
LSPP: newrole doesn't preserve shell exit status
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: policycoreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-11-16 19:04 EST by Amy Griffis
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RC
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-02-07 19:32:17 EST
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patch (655 bytes, patch)
2006-11-16 19:04 EST, Amy Griffis
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Description Amy Griffis 2006-11-16 19:04:17 EST
Description of problem:

When newrole exits, it doesn't preserve the exit status from the shell. It
always returns 0 (or -1 for an error in newrole).

It should return the exit status of the child unless there is an error in newrole.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. newrole -r 
2. exit 42
3. echo $?
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Expected results:

Additional info:
I attached a patch for newrole.c which will fix this.
Comment 1 Amy Griffis 2006-11-16 19:04:17 EST
Created attachment 141427 [details]
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2006-11-28 10:15:57 EST
Fixed in policycoreutils-1.33.4-2.el5
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2007-01-10 22:38:35 EST
QE ack for RHEL5.
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-02-07 19:32:17 EST
A package has been built which should help the problem described in 
this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution 
of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does 
not work for you.

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