setup and colons in filenames

Jon Turney
Wed Oct 25 19:23:00 GMT 2017

On 25/10/2017 16:50, Ken Brown wrote:
> This is a followup to the thread started here:
> Currently setup's parse_filename is not correctly parsing filenames in 
> /etc/setup/installed.db that contain colons, as explained in the above 
> thread.  It would be easy to fix this by just ripping out the 'base' 
> function, except for the fact that parse_filename is called by 
> ScanFindVisitor::visitFile.

Since older setup cannot correctly parse an installed.db containing 
filenames like that, we should probably bump the installed.db version at 
the same time as fixing this.

> I don't know enough about WIN32_FIND_DATA to know whether the call to 
> 'base' is needed for that use of parse_filename.  If so, is it safe to 
> skip all colons in that setting, since we're dealing with Win32 
> filenames and they don't see the colons in Cygwin filenames?

Yeah, that's about as far as I got before giving up...

> Do we need two versions of parse_filename, one that calls base and one 
> that doesn't?

This might be the easiest solution :)

The other concern I had was if the filenames for the package archives 
stored in the download cache end up containing a ':', which I thought 
wasn't allowed in windows filenames?

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