Bug 1310075 - createrepo bombs out if dir contains characters than need URL escaping.
createrepo bombs out if dir contains characters than need URL escaping.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: createrepo (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2016-02-19 06:43 EST by James
Modified: 2018-03-14 07:20 EDT (History)
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Description James 2016-02-19 06:43:13 EST
Description of problem:

If the directory you wish to publish to contains characters that need to be escaped for a URL then createrepo bombs out and will not work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

createrepo 0.10.3 
(but offending code is still present in upstream master repo)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /tmp
2. mkdir -p "a space/RPMS/noarch"
3. curl -o a\ space/RPMS/noarch/asciio-1.51.3-2.fc23.noarch.rpm https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/23/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/a/asciio-1.51.3-2.fc23.noarch.rpm
4. createrepo --update -o "/tmp/a space" --baseurl=file:/tmp/a%20space  "/tmp/a space/RPMS/noarch/"

Actual results:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/createrepo/genpkgmetadata.py", line 308, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/createrepo/genpkgmetadata.py", line 276, in main
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/createrepo/__init__.py", line 401, in doPkgMetadata
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/createrepo/__init__.py", line 387, in _setup_old_metadata_lookup
    self.oldData = readMetadata.MetadataIndex(old_repo_path, opts)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/createrepo/readMetadata.py", line 50, in __init__
    self._repo.baseurl = 'file://' + realpath
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/yum/config.py", line 99, in __set__
    value, str(e)))
ValueError: Error parsing "baseurl = 'file:///tmp/a space'": URL must be http, ftp, file or https not ""

Expected results:

it works.

Additional info:

The code is obviously wrong...
    self._repo.baseurl = 'file://' + realpath

You can not assume that an abitrary directory can be converted to a URL by prepending with file:// - characters need to be escaped - this is the whole reason why URL handling functions exist - e.g. https://docs.python.org/3/library/urllib.request.html#urllib.request.pathname2url

Also - workaround of not using directory containing spaces is non trivial in the days of CI systems - where the CWD of the build is based on the job name that may contain arbitrary characters.  writing to a sub directory for the build is required for CD solutions where the repo will be exposed to later stages (and as such needs to be in the builds workspace for archival purposes)
Comment 1 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 10:27:16 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

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