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Re: (ITS#4453) ldapdelete prints error message to stdout

openldap@flyn.org wrote:
> Full_Name: W. Michael Petullo
> Version: 2.3.19
> OS: Fedora Core 5
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> The ldapdelete command prints its error message to standard out.  However, the
> manpage states, "Exit status is 0 if no errors occur.  Errors result in a
> non-zero exit status and a diagnostic message being written to standard error."
> 1.  Try to delete an LDAP object that does not exist; execute a command like:
> ldapdelete -x -D cn=Manager,dc=flyn,dc=org -W  "cn=Domain
> Users,ou=Group,dc=flyn,dc=org" 2> /dev/null
> 2.  Execute "echo $?" to confirm exit status is non-zero.
> 3.  Notice that ldapdelete printed error to standard out.  The following was
> printed:
> Delete Result: No such object (32)
> Matched DN: ou=group,dc=flyn,dc=org
> The exit status was non-zero.  According to the manpage the error message
> should
> go to standard error.

It looks like there's more problems here; when the "verbose" option is 
used ldapmodify and ldapdelete print a message that the operation was 
completed after the request was successfully sent to the server, but 
before reading the server's reply. I would expect that the "completed" 
message should not be printed until after we know the server 
successfully processed the request.

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