Bug#492861: Progress bar rewinds when running pre-pkgsel.d/10popcon
On Thursday 31 July 2008, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> > I don't really like the idea of hook scripts determining how the main
> > script works.
> Could you clarify why?
Because not only is there absolutely no need for them to do so, it is also
seriously fragile to expect random hook scripts to output nothing else
than their progress bar end position.
Remember that anybody (think preseeding) can drop in hook scripts.
With the proposed patch a hook script can blow up the whole postinst by
just "leaking" some output to STDOUT.
Hook script has:
if grep "GenuineIntel" /proc/cpuinfo; then
Due to the minor bug of the forgotten '-q' progress_to will be equal to
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
And with 'set -e'
if [ "$progress_to" -gt $progress_from ]; then
will make the postinst go BOOOOM!