[BusyBox 0005864]: Disabling features not disabling corresponding command line options & Busybox not erroring on unknown options

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Thu Oct 30 23:51:11 UTC 2008


A NOTE has been added to this issue. 
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http://busybox.net/bugs/view.php?id=5864 
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Reported By:                Eero Tamminen
Assigned To:                BusyBox
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Project:                    BusyBox
Issue ID:                   5864
Category:                   New Features
Reproducibility:            always
Severity:                   minor
Priority:                   normal
Status:                     assigned
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Date Submitted:             10-30-2008 06:24 PDT
Last Modified:              10-30-2008 16:51 PDT
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Summary:                    Disabling features not disabling corresponding
command line options & Busybox not erroring on unknown options
Description: 
Busybox has two related issues:

1. Although Busybox features are configured out, it doesn't disable the
corresponding command line options, it just silently ignores them

2. Busybox doesn't give any errors on unknown options (in "ps" case, it
ignores all options)

This means that when e.g. building software using BB, Busybox can just
silently corrupt the generated data; when installing software,
installation scripts that given Busybox configuration breaks, don't fail
as they should etc.

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 vda - 10-30-08 16:51  
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I don't know what to do with this report.

There are more than 200 applets now, should I go and check all applets and
all options and whether they are accepted but ignored, or implemented not
exactly compatibly? How many days (years?) would that take? 

Issue History 
Date Modified   Username       Field                    Change               
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10-30-08 06:24  Eero Tamminen  New Issue                                    
10-30-08 06:24  Eero Tamminen  Status                   new => assigned     
10-30-08 06:24  Eero Tamminen  Assigned To               => BusyBox         
10-30-08 16:51  vda            Note Added: 0014704                          
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