[Chicago-talk] return value of failed system call

Richard Reina richard at rushlogistics.com
Mon Aug 1 14:32:04 PDT 2011

I am writing a short script that will install several packages and report if any fail.  The problem I am having is that whether the install fails of succeeds I am getting "0" as a result.  I am doing the follwing:

my $result = system("yum -y install NotA_real_package.hah-ha");

and $result comes back as "0" just as it does when I successfully install a package. I am using CentOS. 

Any help would be greatly appreicated.

Richard Reina
Rush Logistics, Inc.
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