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Bug#433579: marked as done (partman-dmraid: Error in logic determining if dmraid is supported)

Your message dated Sat, 1 Aug 2009 21:36:43 +0200
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and subject line Bug#433579: partman-dmraid: Error in logic determining if dmraid is supported
has caused the Debian Bug report #433579,
regarding partman-dmraid: Error in logic determining if dmraid is supported
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Package: partman-dmraid
Version: 1
Severity: important

On some systems, dmraid -s -c will return "no block devices found" on 
stdout with an exit code of 0, and not "No RAID disks". This was seen on 
a system with cciss, so this is likely a condition that is hit before 
the "No RAID disks" condition (something like "no suitable controller 

Result of this issues is that incorrect paths are taken (as if dmraid 
devices were detected). It would be nice if dmraid would return a 
non-zero error code in those cases instead having to parse the output of 
the command...

This also affects:
- base-installer
- hw-detect
- partman-base
- grub-installer

One solution could be to run something like (assuming that no "%" would be 
used in error messages):
   dmraid -s -c r,t --sep "%" | grep "%" | cut -d% -f1
Command needs checking!

Note that we should also test for the exit code as dmraid _can_ exit 
non-zero! Example with /sys not mounted (the errors go to stderr!):
# dmraid -s
ERROR: opening path /sys/block
ERROR: failed to discover devices
# echo $?

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After the release of Lenny dmraid was fixed to return an error code and 
its use in D-I has been updated to test for that.

See for example base-installer (1.99).

Therefore closing.

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