Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443235
gpk-install-file does not handle files where the path has a space
Last modified: 2008-05-19 04:27:52 EDT
Description of problem:
When a user double clicks an RPM in nautilus, the path of which has a space,
package installation fails
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. as user, double-click a file to install which has a space in the path (e.g.:
2. authenticate as root
package installation fails with "The package that is trying to be installed is
clicking on "More details" shows "Can't install /media/VMware"
1) an error message that is not misleading
2) handling of spaces in filenames
file-roller-2.22.1-1.fc9 handles the same file & path just fine (i.e. right
clicking the file and selecting Open with "Archive Manager"). So there must be a
way to deal with the spaces.
>an error message that is not misleading
Fixed in 8c4a5efbf356a9886cc7dea4893b07dae4bd94c6
I'm now trying to work out where the space issue is. The daemon does the right
thing, so I'm erring on the backend.
Nope, it's my fault, I'm assuming a space is a delimiter in pk_spawn_command.
I'll fix this now.
Created attachment 303072 [details]
what i'm about to commit
This is the proper fix.
Fixed in master and stable, many thanks.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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