Bug 71564 - mount -t smbfs does not return a non zero value when mounting if smbmnt not found
mount -t smbfs does not return a non zero value when mounting if smbmnt not f...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-08-15 04:55 EDT by Jobst Schmalenbach
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-14 13:33:45 EST
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Description Jobst Schmalenbach 2002-08-15 04:55:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
mount does not return an error when smbmnt (used by mount when doing an smbfs
mount) is not found in PATH but actually retuns that there was NO error.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
As root and make sure /usr/sbin is NOT in path
1. /bin/mount -t smbfs -o username=SOMEVALIDNAME,password=SOMEVALIDPASS

Actual Results:  root> /bin/mount -t smbfs -o
/dev/null &2>1 
root> $echo $?
root> 0

Expected Results: some value greater 0 indicating that "smbmnt" was NOT found
and the mount did NOT succeed!

Additional info:

And yes, if you not redirect the output (which cannot be done in a script) and
READ the output on the terminal you know something is wrong .... but not when
run as a script ....
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2003-01-14 13:33:45 EST
with 2.11y-2 I get an error code back, so I'm assuming this has since been fixed.

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