[aur-dev] Bugs FS#2649, FS#12645: variable substitution revisited

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 03:26:37 EST 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 11:10:15AM +0800, Gergely Imreh wrote:
> Hi,
>   Attached a patch to do a more complete variable substitution (not
> just pkgver and pkgname). Also, since it seems that some of official
> packages like to use "eval" for multiple-replacement, let's handle
> that in the same time.
>   Checked functionality with these packages: core/kernel26 (arbitrary
> simple substitution), extra/firefox-i18n (eval).
>   This patch should also close bugs FS#2649 and FS#12645.
>   There are some quirky bash variable substitution types that this
> cannot handle but those usually fall into  the "not well formed
> package" category. E.g. when there's a simple variable with quotes but
> with extra spaces inside the quotes, like _myvar=("something "). Then
> if there's, say, a substitution source=(from/$_myvar/code.tar.gz),
> bash will give: "from/something". If there's no extra space, it will
> give "from/something/code.tar.gz" For properly doing this on AUR, the
> way quotation marks are removed has to be changed. But probably we
> don't need to do that, until some uses this bash "feature" in an
> official package (since I recently learned, that the definition of the
> PKGBUILD format is just one line: "whatever makepkg can handle".)

That some real clever work there! Nice. Pushed to git.

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