[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Fix command line argument parsing in makepkg

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed May 21 13:13:19 EDT 2008

Sebastian Nowicki wrote:
> It's definitely not a good patch, I just needed to get it fixed quickly so I
> could use makepkg, and thought I might as well submit it to provoke some
> discussion. It seems -p does brake, and I assume --forcever does as well. I
> didn't have enough knowledge of makepkg, nor the time, to tackle the problem
> properly. I suppose filing a bug report would have been better ;).
> I narrowed down the problem to the eval command. It appears eval changes $@
> for some reason, as the following shell scripts shows:
> $ cat test-eval.sh
> #!/bin/bash
> echo "\$@ before eval: "
> echo $@
> eval set -- "-p test abcd"
> echo "\$@ after eval:"
> echo $@
> $ ./test-eval.sh this is a test
> $@ before eval:
> this is a test
> $@ after eval:
> -p test abcd

It is not eval, it is set. As far as I can tell, it is perfectly normal, 
that call seems to be made exactly for that purpose: changing the args 
($@, $1, etc). And I get the same behavior here anyway.

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