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

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1033631 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Sep 22 21:31:37 UTC 2012

This bug was fixed in the package gdebi - 0.8.5ubuntu1

gdebi (0.8.5ubuntu1) quantal; urgency=low

  * gdebi, GDebi/GDebiCli.py:
    - Return dpkg error code (LP: #1033631).
  * gdebi-gtk, gdebi-kde:
    - Convert help options with unicode (LP: #976253).
  * GDebi/GDebi.py:
    - Port to new GIO API (LP: #858700).
  * GDebi/GDebi.py, data/gdebi.ui:
    - Mark menu and labels as sensitive at startup (LP: #1000014).
  * GDebi/GDebiCli.py, GDebi/GDebiCommon.py:
    - Also handle ValueError exception (LP: #980457).
  * GDebi/GDebiKDE.py:
    - Fall-back on kdesu if kdesudo is not available (LP: #949869).
  * debian/control:
    - Add xz-utils to gdebi-core Suggests field (Closes: #685193).
  * po/pt.po:
    - Fix translation string which erroneously used three format string
      parameters instead of two (LP: #964895).
 -- Luca Falavigna <dktrkranz at debian.org>   Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:21:29 +0200

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

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  gdebi returns success on dpkg error

Status in “gdebi” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

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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