Bug#824078: libdvd-pkg: fails to report "apt-get check" errors (and others) correctly

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Sat May 28 15:41:34 UTC 2016

On May 28, 2016 4:20 AM, "Dmitry Smirnov" <onlyjob at debian.org> wrote:
> On Friday, 20 May 2016 12:50:48 AM AEST Austin English wrote:
> > I understand that there's a *potential* problem.
> Potential problem of breaking APT operations is much more dangerous than
> "actual" problem of ignoring return values.
> > But
> > here we have an *actual* problem, where the script is silently ignoring
> > errors which is causing problems in downstream, and as far as I can
> > tell, the current solution is to ignore actual errors in favor of
> > preventing *potential* solutions?
> That's right. Script was not intended to be used directly to begin with.
> It was designed to be run automatically at the end of APT operations and
> (re-)build passenger package when required.
> > What exactly needs to be tested in the current packaging scheme so that
> > behavior could be changed? I volunteer to help with that, if it's made
> > clear what needs to be done.
> Perhaps to temporary break script to always return error value and try
> various apt operations (e.g. install, remove and reconfigure of other
> packages) when post-invoke hook is activated to perform build or update.
> We need to be absolutely sure that build/install errors do not propagate
> where they does not belong and that nothing got broken if we take
> responsibility for propagation of those errors.
> --
> Best wishes,
>  Dmitry Smirnov.
> ---
> Without doubt you are not sane.
>         -- Tage Danielsson

Thanks for reply Dmitry, I'll put this on my backlog.
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