Re: quitting from install scripts
On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 01:19:21AM +0100, email@example.com wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 02:07:36PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 10:29:18PM +1100, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > > Sorry to nag. Has anyone got an answer to this question?
> > I asked a variation on the same question on -devel a few weeks ago, and got
> > zero responses. Aborting in the preinst is the only way to do anything
> > even close, but it makes a bit of a mess.
> If you want to quit a script, use exit. exit 0 means everything ok, any other
> value means error. normally the exit value of the script is the value of the
> last command which was run, but to be sure to exit cleany you can add exit 0
> at the end of the script. Nothing more should you do to 'Error unwind'
> something, the rest is done by dpkg.
Yes. The question was not one of shell programming syntax, it was one of
Debian packaging. If a preinst script exits with nonzero status, other
packages can be left unpacked and unconfigured, and other such unpleasantness.