Re: Bug#9582: suidmanager 0.6 uploaded to master.debian.org
>>>>> "Christoph" == Christoph Lameter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Christoph> To my knowledge set -e
Christoph> is only valid for the currently executing scripts and
Christoph> not a subshell.
Try it and see.
It is why `suidregister` is not working when called from postinst
scripts. The grep in `suidregister` fails, returning code 1 when
it cannot find the regex in the "/etc/suid.conf" file, and since '-o
errexit' (aka 'set -e') is on, the `suidregister` script exits.
I think that this is counterintuitive, and that '-o errexit' should
have file-local (and even function-local) scope. It seems like a bug
in BASH to me.
`suidregister` works fine from a commandline, since '-o errexit' is
not set then. After it's been run once, and the entry that gets
`grep`ped for has been written to "/etc/suid.conf", it works fine from
inside a postinst too, since then the `grep` doesn't return code 1, as
it has something to find this time.
 In the line that reads "X=..."
 Or the shell will exit on any error return; I tried it.
Karl M. Hegbloom <email@example.com>
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.2 Linux 2.1.36 AMD K5 PR-133
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