Bug 819522 - reinstalling of unavailable package returns status code 0
reinstalling of unavailable package returns status code 0
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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low Severity low
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Assigned To: James Antill
Karel Srot
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Reported: 2012-05-07 09:23 EDT by Karel Srot
Modified: 2014-01-21 01:25 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: yum-3.2.29-31.el6
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Last Closed: 2013-02-21 05:12:42 EST
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Description Karel Srot 2012-05-07 09:23:32 EDT
Description of problem:

reinstalling of unavailable package returns status code 0 although it would make more sense to exit with 1 (as in new rhel7/fedora)


# yum reinstall nothing
Setting up Reinstall Process
beaker                                                                                | 2.9 kB     00:00     
qa-tools                                                                              | 1.2 kB     00:00     
rhel6.2-server                                                                        | 4.0 kB     00:00     
rhel6.2-server-opt                                                                    | 3.8 kB     00:00     
Installed package nothing-1-1.i386 not available.
Nothing to do
# echo $?

On the other hand the installation looks like:

# yum install nothing
Loaded plugins: downloadonly, presto, product-id, refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin, security, subscription-
              : manager
Updating certificate-based repositories.
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN Satellite or RHN Classic support will be disabled.
Setting up Install Process
No package nothing available.
Error: Nothing to do
# echo $?
Comment 2 James Antill 2012-06-27 10:41:40 EDT
commit e16d0627196ce891ccab049f08dd24081f45e439
Author: Zdeněk Pavlas <zpavlas@redhat.com>
Date:   Tue Mar 6 16:53:43 2012 +0100

    exit(1) when all reinstall args are bad.  BZ 800285.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-07-10 02:02:16 EDT
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if still desired, for consideration in
the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-07-10 22:11:40 EDT
This request was erroneously removed from consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, which is currently under development.  This request will be evaluated for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 05:12:42 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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