Debian Bug report logs - #183346
procps: could add a flag to check return value and quit if failed

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Package: procps; Maintainer for procps is Craig Small <>; Source for procps is src:procps.

Reported by: Dan Jacobson <>

Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 04:33:03 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: sid, upstream

Found in version 1:3.1.5-1

Fixed in version procps/1:3.2.7-10

Done: Craig Small <>

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From: Dan Jacobson <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: procps: could add a flag to check return value and quit if failed
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 08:11:44 +0800
Package: procps
Version: 1:3.1.5-1
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/watch
Tags: upstream

$ watch blabla
is nice, but
$ watch --bail-out-on-failure blabla
is nicer.  You would check the return value and quit the watch if not 0

For instance
$ touch x;(sleep 7;/bin/rm x)&watch "ls x"
well, why not have a flag that quits if there are problems?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux debian 2.4.20-k7 #1 Tue Jan 14 00:29:06 EST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=zh_TW.Big5, LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5

Versions of packages procps depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.3.1-10       GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libncurses5               5.3.20021109-2 Shared libraries for terminal hand

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From: Craig Small <>
Subject: Bug#183346: fixed in procps 1:3.2.7-10
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 01:47:04 +0000
Source: procps
Source-Version: 1:3.2.7-10

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
procps, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/p/procps/libproc-dev_3.2.7-10_i386.deb
  to pool/main/p/procps/procps_3.2.7-10.diff.gz
  to pool/main/p/procps/procps_3.2.7-10.dsc
  to pool/main/p/procps/procps_3.2.7-10_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:29:42 +1100
Source: procps
Binary: procps libproc-dev
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1:3.2.7-10
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Craig Small <>
Changed-By: Craig Small <>
 libproc-dev - library for accessing process information from /proc
 procps     - /proc file system utilities
Closes: 155227 183346 183486 225549 252575 267873 375739 378695 410967 414906 420377 426782 451812 469669 481679 494655 495882 495884 495885 495987 496274 502729 508435 511082
 procps (1:3.2.7-10) unstable; urgency=low
   * PATH_MAX problem fixed Closes: #496274
   * NOHZ patch appilied Closes: #495882
   * Added some extra comments about sysctl Closes: #495884
   * init script respects VERBOSE Closes: #495885
   * More ps sorting Closes: #508435
   * ps displays cgroups Closes: #469669
   * Added cross build support Closes: #451812
   * Added Hilko's fix for sysctl Closes: #511082
   * Applied Mortys watch exec patch, thankyou!!
     Closes: #225549, #155227, #420377, #481679,#410967
   * top UID length now increased to 5 Closes: #426782
   * init script not installed for kFreeBSD Closes: #502729
   * Fixed kernel.maps_protect entry in sysctl.conf Closes: #494655
   * D flag documented in man page Closes: #495987
   * w uses locale for centi-seconds Closes: #252575
   * Corrected w-bassman patch which made ALL times change and documented
     what the times mean in w.1 Closes: #414906
   * Changed dh_clean -k to dh_prep
   * Updated to debhelper 7
   * Replaced may in kill.1 Closes: #375739
   * Added precision wait time to watch Closes: #183486
   * top exits if it cannot read /proc Closes: #378695
   * Adjusted top.1 as CODE DATA fields were incorrect Closes: 267873
   * Added --errexit flag on watch to exit on command error Closes:
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