Re: intended MBF: wrong redirections in maintainer scripts
- Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2018 10:36:12 +0200
- From: Carsten Leonhardt <leo@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: intended MBF: wrong redirections in maintainer scripts
> as announced in our talk at debconf'18  we intend a MBF about wrong
> redirections in maintainer scripts. In general these are of the form
> foo 2>&1 1> /dev/null
> Here it was probably intended to send both stderr and stdout to /dev/null.
> In reality the effect of this is to send only 1 to /dev/null, and to send
> 2 to the file that 1 was sent to before that line.
when you file bugs, please also include a correct example. Looking at
your talk this seems to be:
foo >/dev/null 2>&1