[aur-dev] [PATCH] Fix: FS#13189, infinite variable replacement cycle

Gergely Imreh imrehg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 18:59:01 EST 2009

Now, hopefully for the last time, after some mailman changes, here we go again.

2009/2/14 Gergely Imreh <imrehg at gmail.com>:
> Yeah, except I missed attaching the patch, bummer...
> 2009/2/14 Gergely Imreh <imrehg at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>>  Bug report FS#13189 brought to light a situation when certain lines
>> in the PKGBUILD would cause the pkgbuild.php end up in an infinite
>> cycle.
>>  Example is a line such as:
>>  foo=$foo
>>  or as in the bug report:
>>  In the first case, e.g. $foo would be recognized as a call for
>> replacement for "foo", and then replaced with "$foo", then checked
>> again for values to replace.... you can guess how well it goes...
>>  This patch removes this situation by setting the variable value to
>> empty (to ""), if it recognizes that there would be such a cycle. This
>> behaviour is not exactly what bash would do, since e.g. if there are
>> two lines in the PKGBUILD such as:
>>  foo=something
>>  foo=$foo
>>  then in bash in the end foo would have a proper value ("something"),
>> while in our case it would be empty. In my opinion this is not a
>> problem, since generally these kind of PKGBUILDs could be considered
>> malformed.....
>>  The eval type parameter substitution is not changed at the moment,
>> since even if does not give the same value as bash, it does not cause
>> such cycle as the normal substitution.
>>  Cheers,
>>        Greg
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