Bug 130306 - "#" in a filename in a manifest fails
Summary: "#" in a filename in a manifest fails
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 112727
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-08-18 21:55 UTC by Mark Hatle
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-29 21:25:46 UTC
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Patch to change the behavior to only recognize a "#" comment only at BOL (1.06 KB, patch)
2004-08-18 21:56 UTC, Mark Hatle
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Description Mark Hatle 2004-08-18 21:55:15 UTC
If the pathname of a file in an RPM manifest includes a "#", the
remainder of the line is treated as a comment.

Comment 1 Mark Hatle 2004-08-18 21:56:43 UTC
Created attachment 102860 [details]
Patch to change the behavior to only recognize a "#" comment only at BOL

Change the behavior of RPM when processing manifests from believing any
"#" is a comment start, to only a "#" at the Beginning-of-Line is a
comment.  (It allows for white space to be ignored at the BOL.)

This behavior is required to account for pathnames that have a "#" in

Comment 2 James Olin Oden 2004-08-19 12:49:11 UTC
Hi Mark,

I would much prefer a patch that allows for escaped comments.
Something like adding \ before any # you want to be interpreted as
part of a filename.   I personally haven't put comments after a
filename, but I can't say others have not, and I would not want
their manifests to break.


Comment 3 Mark Hatle 2004-08-19 16:38:40 UTC
It shouldn't be hard to add a loop (along with the attached path) that
after checking s[0]='#' to move over the string looking for "#" then
s[i-1]!='\' terminate the string.

(This makes the creation of the manifest a bit more difficult in my
opinion, but I think it would restore behavior?)

jbj, any opinion?  I can spend a couple of minutes to do this if you
think it's valuable.

As an FYI, we encountered this because our installer was doing a
"find" operation on a path full of packages and placing the results
into a manifest file and then passing that to RPM.  On solaris there
are a number of dynamic mount points that contain a "#" in them. 
(such as "/dev/cdrom#1")

Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-10-29 21:25:46 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 112727 ***

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