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bug #38023: avrdude doesn't return an error code when attempting to upload an invalid Intel HEX file

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 04 Jan 2013 06:42:42 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Joerg Wunsch <joerg_wunsch> Originator Name:  Mark Greenwood
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  None Programmer hardware: 
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Mon 02 Sep 2013 06:18:48 PM UTC, comment #1:

I turned that warning message into an error if no valid record
was found at all.

Fixed in SVN r1195.

Joerg Wunsch <joerg_wunsch>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri 04 Jan 2013 06:42:42 PM UTC, original submission:

If, by mistake, you try and upload a none Intel Hex file with a command such as

/usr/bin/avrdude -DV -p atmega328p -P /dev/ttyACM0 -c stk500v1 -b 9600 -U flash:w:Blink.ino:i

(i.e. trying to upload a source file instead of the compiled HEX file) avrdude reports a warning rather than an error

WARNING: no end of file record found for Intel Hex file "Blink.ino"

and doesn't upload any bytes. The process, however, exits with a 0 return value, i.e. success. Given that the command hasn't done anything, and certainly hasn't done what you asked it to I think avrdude should exit with an error code (probaly 1 the same as if the file is missing). This would make it easier to respond to errors when using avrdude from within a script or Makefile.



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