Bug 6771 - tunelp returns a confusing error message
tunelp returns a confusing error message
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tunelp (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-11-05 22:14 EST by cac
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-18 18:33:06 EST
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Description cac 1999-11-05 22:14:28 EST
When tunelp is invoked with the '-i' option, and the option
value is not a number, the somewhat confusing error "sscanf
error: Success" is reported.

   tunelp /dev/lp0 -i x
   sscanf error: Success

tunelp-1.3-10
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-18 18:20:59 EST
You are right, that's clearly a mistake, and I've forwarded it on to
the util-linux maintainers list, as tunelp is now part of util-linux.
In the meantime, I guess the workaround is "don't do that then..."  :-)
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-18 18:33:59 EST
Andries fixed it in the upstream sources, so we'll get the fix in the next
util-linux release.  Thanks!

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