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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Colons considered harmful: escaping LD_LIBRARY_PATH in OBS projects
  • From: Brandon Philips <brandon@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 09:04:30 -0800
  • Message-id: <20090106170430.GD4451@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 11:10 Tue 06 Jan 2009, Pavol Rusnak wrote:
Brandon Philips wrote:
Ping? I almost forgot about this thread due to the holidays.

Despite the new year: It is still a bug. And we need a solution. :D

I suggested a comma which does not interfere with anything AFAIK.
Creating patch for OSC is a matter of minutes and I can push it anytime.
The only thing we need is to agree on the solution.

I am concerned that using such an exotic seperator will just create
problems in another library, script, or language. Limiting the use of
characters to the most portable subset of POSIX filenames: A–Za–z0–9._-
would be a pragmatic choice.

On 20:19 Sun 21 Dec 2008, Brandon Philips wrote:
On 02:07 Mon 22 Dec 2008, Pavol Rusnak wrote:
Brandon Philips wrote:
Of course we need to figure out how many people have dots in their
usernames but that could be worked around somehow.

Usernames are not a problem in this case, but we have a lots of projects
that contain dot (with a good reason) like openSUSE:11.0 or

Right, but does the dot ever need to be interpreted in a special way?!
Besides the strange "folders for http mirrors" thing: which I still
don't understand.

Could someone please address why OBS must have a unique seperator?
Surely removing this assumption should be possible with all of the XML
metadata and .osc/{_project,_package} files about.


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