Bug 61409 - error output on STDOUT or STDERR depending on up2date options
Summary: error output on STDOUT or STDERR depending on up2date options
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-03-19 10:25 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-19 10:25:24 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-19 10:25:09 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.12; Mac_PowerPC)

Description of problem:

using the bash shell and no X  "up2date -l" prints errors on STDOUT and 
"up2date -p" prints errors on STDERR.

When "up2date -l"  is used on script, there is no possibility to access to 
the error output.

Exit status codes are not  meaningful to: up2date -l returns always 
(system completely updated, available update packets, up2date errors) 1

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. ifdown eth0

2. /usr/sbin/up2date -l 2>err

3.cat err

err is empty and errors are printed to STDOUT

4./usr/sbin/up2date -p 2> err

5.cat err

errors are no more printed on STDOUT 


Additional info:

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2002-03-27 00:34:56 UTC
This will be fixed with an update to usermode-1.5 or higher (the
bug is an issue in the way userhelper/consolehelper was duping
file descriptors)

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