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Re: Bug#4974: Bug in dpkg Version:

On Mon, 4 Nov 1996, Heiko Schlittermann wrote:

> Christoph Lameter wrote:
> : 
> : Package: dpkg
> : Version:
> : dpkg -s <packagename>
> : where packagename is nonexistant still returns a result code of 0.
> ... I dived somewhat in the source ... it seems not to be expected, that
> someone will ask for the return code after 'dpkg -s somewhat'.
I have had the same problem with the -I option and dpkg. I hope you are
not defending this behavior. Programs that do not return proper error
codes should be considered broken in this regard. It would be nice if dpkg
would return proper error conditions.



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