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Bug 4015

Summary: Incorrect return value given by eval
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: steve.eames
Component: pdkshAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description steve.eames 1999-07-13 10:17:51 UTC
Create the following program:


exit 1

Entering eval `prog` should return 1, but it returns 0.

Version of ksh: PD KSH v5.2.12 96/10/29

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-07-13 13:04:59 UTC
Try upgrading to the latest version of pdksh (5.2.13) and see if that
affects the outcome.  Reopen this bug if you are still having

Comment 2 steve.eames 1999-07-15 10:09:59 UTC
I tried installing an updated RPM (version 5.2.13) which also gave
the same results.

After trawling the news groups, I found the answer. on the PD KSH web
site, they have noted the problem and issued a revised version
(5.2.14). This is obviously not in a RPM, but it compiles and
installs easily. It has also solved my problem.

( Go to for further information )

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-07-19 16:18:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.


Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-20 15:22:59 UTC
pdksh-5.2.14 is in Raw Hide.