debuild returns 0 on SIGINT

Bug #708584 reported by eraserix on 2011-01-27
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devscripts (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: devscripts

I call debuild inside another shell script. Most of the time in the whole script is spent in dpkg-buildpackage, called by debuild. Now if I hit ctrl+c to SIGINT the build, it stops. However, debuild happens to ignore the return value of dpkg-buildpackage in case it was terminated by a signal. The following function is responsible (around line 1337 in /usr/bin/debuild):

sub system_withecho(@) {
    print STDERR " ", join(" ", @_), "\n";
    if ($?>>8) {
 fatal "@_ failed";

Why is the condition for terminating bitshifted, and not just != 0?

I'm using devscripts 2.10.61ubuntu5 on lucid.

Maarten Bezemer (veger) wrote :

Such a question should be asked at the developers of the devscript package/debuild application.
I would assume they have a reason for it, but maybe it is 'legacy' code and it should be cleaned...?

See for more information on contacting the Debian package developers. (Although I am not 100% certain that this is the preferred way of contacting them...)

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