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bug#5238: 23.1.50; gzip: stdout: Broken pipe


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#5238: 23.1.50; gzip: stdout: Broken pipe
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:18:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2.93 (gnu/linux)

Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:

> Gzip checks if SIGPIPE is ignored, and if it is not, installs a signal
> handler that prints "gzip: stdout: Broken pipe".

No it doesn't.  The error only happens because gzip gets EPIPE while
writing to stdout, which can only happen when SIGPIPE is ignored, which
in fact Emacs does.  It's the fault of libgtk.

> I don't know if ignoring SIGPIPE for subprocesses is the right thing
> for Emacs to do.

It isn't.

Andreas.

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