[Bug 1033631] Re: gdebi returns success on dpkg error

Luca Falavigna dktrkranz at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 13 09:45:44 UTC 2012


** Changed in: gdebi (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: gdebi (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Fix Committed

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  gdebi returns success on dpkg error

Status in “gdebi” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  I noticed if the package errors out (for example, if the postinst
  script fails), gdebi still returns a '0' indicating a successfull
  install. It should return a '1' indicating the package failed to

  The use case is when calling gdebi from a C program that looks for the
  return status as indication of success or failure. In the case
  described, dpkg returns a 1 on error while gdebi returns 0.

  An easy way to reproduce is to modify an existing debian postinst to
  exit 1 instead of exit 0 (usually last line of postinst script). Run
  it by dpkg and gdebi and compare the resulting return status.

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