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Re: Postinstall script errors

On Aug 12 16:10, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Am 12.08.2010 15:37, schrieb Jeremy Ramer:
> > I verified that $created_passwd and $created_group were both no so
> > both conditionals will fail. But because the last conditional is the
> > last thing run, the script returns 1.  Adding an exit 0 to the script
> > fixes it, but I'm not sure if that accomplishes what you want from the
> > script.
> Adding an "exit 0" will mask the error and just reinstate the former state of
> silently failing postinstall scripts more rigidly. This is not desirable. The
> proper way to fix this is:
> set -e  # this is providing that the whole script is written properly.
>         # it causes immediate exit after one command (outside if, and
>         # outside || or && lists) fails - usually desirable, but takes more
>         # work because you can't write the scripts as sloppily as the
>         # snippet you've just shown from
> #
> # ...other work...
> #
> if [ "$created_passwd" = "yes" ] ; then
> 	/bin/chgrp --silent root /etc/passwd
> fi
> if [ "$created_group" = "yes"  ] ; then
> 	/bin/chgrp --silent root /etc/group
> fi

I misinterpreted the `chgrp --silent'.  I thought it would result
in an exit code of 0 from chgrp, but it just suppresses the error
messages.  Sorry about that.


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