Bug 989424 - RFE: support spaces in Provides
RFE: support spaces in Provides
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-29 05:06 EDT by Daniel Mach
Modified: 2018-06-21 05:03 EDT (History)
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Description Daniel Mach 2013-07-29 05:06:41 EDT
I wanted to add extra Provides to the system-release package, for example:
Provides: system-release(codename): Schrödinger’s Cat
I did not get what I expected...

Provides: system-release(codename): Schrödinger’s Cat
error: line 20: Illegal char in: Provides:       system-release(codename) = Schrödinger’s Cat

Provides: system-release(codename): Schrodingers Cat
system-release(codename) = Schrödinger’s

Provides:       system-release(codename) = "Schrodingers Cat"
error: line 20: Illegal char '"' in: Provides:       system-release(codename) = "Schrodingers Cat"

I know my use case is not typical, but still I think it should be considered valid. Provides should be able to cope with almost any characters, considering they're properly escaped or quoted.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2014-08-13 06:12:47 EDT
Please also allow:

Provides: "/usr/bin/foo - bar - 1.0"

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