Bug 506953 - Git build failures caused by asciidoc 'unsafe: include file' error
Summary: Git build failures caused by asciidoc 'unsafe: include file' error
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: asciidoc
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Wright
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-06-19 14:05 UTC by Todd Zullinger
Modified: 2010-11-04 14:20 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-04 14:20:43 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch against asciidoc-8.4.5 (for source and spec file) (2.87 KB, patch)
2009-06-19 23:52 UTC, Todd Zullinger
no flags Details | Diff
Various spec file cleanups and patches for asciidoc (10.93 KB, patch)
2009-07-21 17:06 UTC, Todd Zullinger
no flags Details | Diff

Description Todd Zullinger 2009-06-19 14:05:14 UTC
I just tried to update git to fix a security bug and ran into a failure with asciidoc.  The build logs are at:


The errors are:

ERROR: unsafe: include file: /etc/asciidoc/./stylesheets/xhtml11.css
ERROR: unsafe: include file: /etc/asciidoc/./stylesheets/xhtml11-manpage.css
ERROR: unsafe: include file: /etc/asciidoc/./stylesheets/xhtml11-quirks.css

I'm not sure, but this looks like the same problem that was fixed in upstream acciidoc commit fa6db1ff4369:


I would guess that's long been in the asciidoc packages we have, but I didn't pull the source to verify that.  It is worth noting that /etc/asciidoc/stylesheets is a symlink to /usr/share/asciidoc/stylesheets.  The symptoms seem very similar to those reportedly fixed in the above commit.

Can you take a look and let me know if this is a git bug or asciidoc bug?

Comment 1 Todd Zullinger 2009-06-19 23:52:39 UTC
Created attachment 348729 [details]
Patch against asciidoc-8.4.5 (for source and spec file)

I looked into this a bit and it seems to be caused by the upstream fix mentioned in comment #1.  That fix was for a user that had /etc symlinked to /private/etc.  So using realpath fixed that problem, but it causes problems for us because we have /etc/asciidoc/stylsheets symlinked to /usr/share/asciidoc/stylesheets. :(

The attached patch allows git to build successfully, but it could use some eyes that are more familiar with asciidoc.

Comment 2 Todd Zullinger 2009-07-15 13:50:28 UTC
Asciidoc author Stuart Rackham replied to my post on the asciidoc list and recommended that we use --unsafe.  He suggested that making that the default might be a good idea, as he personally felt the current default was more pain than it was worth.  So hopefully a future release of asciidoc will eliminate this problem for us.

Stuart's reply: http://groups.google.com/group/asciidoc/msg/aab37c19ea84020e
Asciidoc FAQ: http://www.methods.co.nz/asciidoc/faq.html#_the_asciidoc_unsafe_option_is_a_pain_can_it_be_enabled_by_default

If anyone else could try the patch I attached in comment #1 and confirm that it does more good than harm, that would be great, as we could apply it as an interim measure so that every asciidoc user isn't annoyed by this bug.

Comment 3 Eric Sandeen 2009-07-15 14:43:29 UTC
FWIW, I just added --unsafe to the asciidoc calls to fix the guilt build.

So I'm good for now ;)


Comment 4 Horst H. von Brand 2009-07-20 14:25:32 UTC
I regularly build git from git here, and haven't seen any ERROR. I just did a "make clean; make" and saw no problems. What gives?

Comment 5 Todd Zullinger 2009-07-20 14:40:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> I regularly build git from git here, and haven't seen any ERROR. I just did a
> "make clean; make" and saw no problems. What gives?  

It's the doc building that is broken with asciidoc-8.4.5.  A plain 'make' doesn't build the docs AFAIK, you need 'make doc' for that.

Testing a few fixes for submission to upstream asciidoc and for our packages is on my agenda for today or tomorrow hopefully.  Stuart indicated that defaulting to using the --unsafe option would probably be a good idea.

Comment 6 Todd Zullinger 2009-07-21 17:06:43 UTC
Created attachment 354530 [details]
Various spec file cleanups and patches for asciidoc

I spent some time and added a patch to make asciidoc default to using the --unsafe option, sent upstream for consideration¹.

While I was at it, I also fixed a number of rpmlint complaints about asciidoc, the most important of which are the executable-marked-as-config-file errors about the filter scripts.  To do this I added a DATA_DIR constant similar to the existing CONF_DIR constant and search it when looking for filter scripts.  This was also sent upstream².

I tested mock builds of libXi, git, and tig and found no problems with any of these changes.  If no one sees and glaring problems (and upstream doesn't tell me these are total crap :), I'll apply for commit privileges for asciidoc and build an update for rawhide.

¹ http://groups.google.com/group/asciidoc/msg/fe14ea9467b1f6bd
² http://groups.google.com/group/asciidoc/msg/6c156cff6ed81a09

Comment 7 Ville Skyttä 2009-09-17 20:55:15 UTC
Looks like the changes are in Rawhide now, so maybe this bug can be closed?

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 10:15:22 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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