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sr #107481: Missing output from gnutls-cli on Solaris

Submitted by:  Knut Anders Hatlen <kah>
Submitted on:  Thu 23 Sep 2010 07:56:22 AM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav>
Open/Closed:  Closed Operating System:  None

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Thu 23 Sep 2010 10:35:18 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks for the quick response! I pulled the latest development sources and verified that the problem is fixed now.

Knut Anders Hatlen <kah>
Thu 23 Sep 2010 08:02:31 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Thank you. I've commited a fix in the repository.

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav>
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Thu 23 Sep 2010 07:56:22 AM UTC, original submission:  

I've seen the following problem with GnuTLS 2.8.6 and 2.10.1 on Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 Express:

When I execute gnutls-cli in a terminal, for example "gnutls-cli -p 993", I see the following lines at the end of the output:

- MAC: MD5
- Compression: NULL
- Handshake was completed

- Simple Client Mode:

  • OK Gimap ready for requests from X.Y.Z.W x31if2123995weq.86

However, if I redirect the output to a file, or pipe it to another process, I only see this output at the end:

$ gnutls-cli -p 993 < /dev/null | cat
- MAC: MD5
- Compression: NULL

  • OK Gimap ready for requests from X.Y.Z.W m37if2142737wej.5

Note that the "Handshake was completed" line and "Simple Client Mode" have disappeared. This causes problems for programs that look for these lines to verify that the handshake was successful. For example, the open-tls-stream function in Emacs hangs because of it.

I think this is caused by these lines in src/cli.c:

  /* do not buffer */
#if !(defined WIN32 || defined __WIN32_)
  setbuf (stdin, NULL);
  setbuf (stdout, NULL);
  setbuf (stderr, NULL);

Apparently, this will remove buffered contents that haven't been flushed yet. If I add


before the calls to setbuf(), the output becomes the expected one even in the case where the output is redirected/piped.

Knut Anders Hatlen <kah>


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