Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72704
RFE: up2date needs to return usable error codes
Last modified: 2008-07-22 11:44:58 EDT
It would be nice if up2date (and I assume rhn_register) both returned
error/status codes upon exit. There is no way to scriptically determine the
outcome of the process.
I added sys.exit(main() or 0) to up2date's wrapper.py, which helps (i.e., a
return code will always be returned. Need to do the same for rhn_register and
rhn_check before moving this to MODIFIED.
Note: gtk/glade hijack sys.exit. You can sys.exit whatever you want and
gtk/glade will exit with their own exit codes (which is never what you want).
nice two year old bug without a comment from the assignee.
From a customer:
Can you make the return code of up2date be non-zero when RHN is down?
$ sudo up2date --showall
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOLLOWS:
Red Hat Network is currently experiencing technical difficulties.
We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.
Thank you for using Red Hat Network.
--the RHN team
ksa@rhupdate1 AFS-Admin $ echo $?
Bumping priority to high for this reason.
RHN needs the following information to be provided by the customer:
1- which version of RHEL are they using?
2- which version of up2date are they using?
... because this problem is not reproducible in any versions of RHEL4. This
should thus be removed from the RHEL4.5 blocker list.
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