Bug 444389 - rpm broken pipe error
Summary: rpm broken pipe error
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-28 05:17 UTC by Christopher Tubbs
Modified: 2009-01-07 09:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-07 09:29:14 UTC
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Description Christopher Tubbs 2008-04-28 05:17:21 UTC
Description of problem:
rpm -qa --last | anything
gives a broken pipe error message that appears to be from awk

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qa --last | head
Actual results:
the output is exactly as expected, except an error is printed to STDERR that
says "awk: (FILENAME=- FNR=xxx) fatal: printf to "standard output" failed
(Broken pipe)"

Expected results:
no error message was expected

Additional info:
bug observed in Fedora 9 i386 (pre-release)

Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2008-05-02 08:43:17 UTC
Yup. This comes from NSRP (indirectly invoked by NSS, which rpm now uses for
lowlevel crypto) disabling SIGPIPE which awk and many other cli tools expect for
normal pipe termination instead of EPIPE. 

Easy to fix by resetting SIGPIPE to default action for --pipe (which --last
alias uses), fixed upstream now.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:17:18 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2008-07-14 12:09:58 UTC
Fixed in rawhide by the new rpm, should probably fix in F9 too...

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-12-18 00:37:22 UTC
rpm- has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing-newkey update rpm'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-11390

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-01-07 09:28:52 UTC
rpm- has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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