Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 851295
splitsep doesn't correctly handle variables with escaped spaces
Last modified: 2012-09-07 19:19:25 EDT
splitsep doesn't correctly handle variables with escaped spaces in it. eg.
splitsep : 'anaconda-disk:LABEL=Fedora\x2018\x20x86_64' f diskdev diskpath
results in LABEL=Fedorax2018x20x86_64
Anaconda uses this to parse the inst.stage2 argument (among other things).
Created attachment 606665 [details]
Sent a patch upstream:
Discussed at 2012-08-27 QA meeting, functioning as a blocker review meeting. Accepted as a blocker per criterion "The installer must boot (if appropriate) and run on all primary architectures, with all system firmware types that are common on those architectures, from default live image, DVD, and boot.iso install media when written to an optical disc and when written to a USB stick with at least one of the officially supported methods", on the understanding this causes problems with USB boot.
Harald, can we please have a build of dracut with this fix ASAP? It's blocking quite a lot of other work on the Alpha. thanks!
dracut-023-21.git20120823.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Brian, is this fixed in F18 Alpha TC5? Or how can I check?
<bcl> if it has inst.stage2=hd:LABEL= and label has spaces and it boots when you dd it, it worked.
With TC6, a dd'ed netinst ISO gives a LABEL= that looks right, and it boots. Setting VERIFIED (update is not yet pushed).
dracut-023-21.git20120823.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.