Bug 16029 - showpartial fails
showpartial fails
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: metamail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-08-11 16:54 EDT by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-01 13:14:59 EST
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2000-08-11 16:55 EDT, Göran Uddeborg
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2000-08-11 16:54:18 EDT
The showpartial script, called when applying metamail to a message/partial
message, fails to recreate the complete message.

1. When being called, it always prints an error message:
    tr: invalid backslash escape at end of string

2. After receiving all parts, it fails when trying to collect them:

    ---Executing: showpartial
    tr: invalid backslash escape at end of string
    cat:  1 2 3 4 5: No such file or directory
    rm: cannot remove ` 1 2 3 4 5': No such file or directory
    All parts of this 5-part message have now been read.
    metamail: Could not find end of mail headers.
    WARNING: To save space, the full file is now being deleted.
    You will have to read all 5 parts again to see the full message again.
    rmdir: /tmp/m-prts-gvran: Directory not empty
    metamail: Could not find end of mail headers.
    Exit 255

The second problem seems to be caused by the "ohnonotagain" (:-) patch
quoting a bit too much.  The $list variable is a sequence of numbers (1 2 3
...).  It won't contain any strange characters so it won't need quoting,
and the effect is to interpreting what is supposed to be a list of files as
a single file name with spaces.

See the enclosed patch for details.
Comment 1 Göran Uddeborg 2000-08-11 16:55:32 EDT
Created attachment 2415 [details]
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Comment 2 Göran Uddeborg 2000-08-13 15:44:30 EDT
The same problem still exist in the pinstripe version of metamail: 2.7-25
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-02-01 13:14:54 EST
fixed in 2.7-26 and later.  Thank you very much for the patch.

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