Bug 72704 - RFE: up2date needs to return usable error codes
Summary: RFE: up2date needs to return usable error codes
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Brandon Perkins
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Reported: 2002-08-26 19:13 UTC by Todd Warner
Modified: 2008-07-22 15:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-07-22 15:44:58 UTC
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Description Todd Warner 2002-08-26 19:13:36 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Todd Warner 2003-03-21 21:31:59 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Todd Warner 2003-05-09 13:02:38 UTC
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).

Comment 3 Todd Warner 2004-09-16 04:53:36 UTC
nice two year old bug without a comment from the assignee.

Comment 4 Todd Warner 2004-12-10 16:33:17 UTC
From a customer:
 Can you make the return code of up2date be non-zero when RHN is down?

$ sudo up2date --showall

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.

Comment 8 Beth Nackashi 2007-02-20 20:39:27 UTC
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.

Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-04-12 00:05:41 UTC
User bnackash@redhat.com's account has been closed

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