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Old 06-23-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Registered: Mar 2007
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Different fork/expect behavior in RHEL5 and RHEL4...???


So I have a piece of code that looks like this:

Code:
#!/usr/bin/expect

if {[fork]==0} then {
     spawn bash
     send "echo hi\r"
     expect eof
     exit
}

In RHEL4.4, it spits out this:

Code:
[root@asdf scripts]# ./test.sh
spawn bash
[root@asdf scripts]# echo hi
[root@asdf scripts]# echo hi
hi
But in RHEL5.1, I only get this:

Code:
[root@asdf scripts]# ./test.sh
spawn bash
[root@asdf scripts]#

I don't receive any "hi". Anyone know why fork or expect is behaving differently? I looked at the versions of expect, on RHEL4.4 it's 5.42.1 and on RHEL5.1 it's 5.43. I tried to downgrade the version of expect on the 5.1 machine, but it still didn't work. Any ideas?


Thanks.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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Registered: Mar 2007
Distribution: RHEL 5.1
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Ok, I found a solution for those who might have the same issue in the future.

I copied /usr/lib/libtclx8.4.so from a RHEL4 over to the RHEL5 machine, it works just as before.

Thanks.
 
  


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