Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244236
Incorrect return code
Last modified: 2009-01-20 15:49:21 EST
Description of problem:
"rpm -qp not_a_file" returns incorrect return code
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rm -f not_a_file
2. rpm -qp not_a_file
3. echo $?
I tried on RHEL-4 and it is OK (returns 1). On Fedora Development rpm returns 0
Yup.. rpmgiNext() stops the iteration on errors and doesn't differentiate the
error case vs normal end of iteration, making accurate error reporting
impossible AFAICT unless api or at least rpmgiNext() return semantics are changed.
The semantics will be changed this weekend ;-)
changeset 6020: 7db24f0e47a5
just noticed this (on x86_64 system where are no *.s390 packages):
$ rpm -q libbonobo.s390
$ echo $?
But libbonobo i386 & x86_64 packages are installed:
$ rpm -q libbonobo
Probably this is relevant to this bug?
Actually, your example in #4 is a different flaw, fixed in other ways quite some
time ago in rpm-4.4.9, and recently in 18.104.22.168 as well.
The RPM rebase in 5.3 / Fedora 9 includes a fix for this issue
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