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Bug 14781 - Broken pipe
Summary: Broken pipe
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-07-28 06:20 UTC by paulh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-09-26 01:55:21 UTC

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Description paulh 2000-07-28 06:20:05 UTC
Since RH 4, we have been plagued by an errors usually from the shell :

      Cannot reopen pipe

and the shell script fails. Netscape sometimes also fails to start with
error about a broken pipe. I am unable to find any reference to similar
problems in the various online resources. Also, this seems to occur at
random on a variety of machines ranging from Embedded motherboards to
733MHz PIII under a variety of loads.

I need some assistance on where to look in the kernel sources to track this

Comment 1 Erling Jacobsen 2001-10-25 21:53:31 UTC
See bug 8266 for more information and a possible work-around patch for bash.

Comment 2 paulh 2001-10-26 06:10:46 UTC
THis error has disappeared since RedHat 7.0 on my nightly builds.
Maybe this bug should be closed

Comment 3 Erling Jacobsen 2001-10-27 10:49:17 UTC
The bug should not be closed, as it hasn't been fixed in RHL 6.2.
The reason it appears fixed in RHL 7.x is (I think) that these systems
use bash2 as the default shell. If bash1 is still included in these
systems, it probably still has this bug. Anyway, even if the bug should be
fixed in RHL 7.x's bash1, it should also be fixed in RHL 6.2, as RH still
support that release.

Comment 4 dnd 2002-07-10 19:58:52 UTC
Hi Red Hat Support,

I have a customer on RHL6.2 and experiencing the report problem with bash as 
follows "Can't reopen pipe to command substitution" and when can I expect this 
to be fixed in RHL6.2?? 
If no fix then what suggestions do I provide to my customer??


Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-10-11 10:49:10 UTC
(This is not Red Hat Support.) 
This bug is fixed in the current release; closing.

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