cygport problem with pkg name starting with number

Jon Turney
Tue Feb 1 15:04:42 GMT 2022

On 30/01/2022 19:44, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> It is not a huge number of case as we have only two packages
> in this category 4ti2 and 2048-cli
> on   /usr/share/cygport/lib/pkg_pkg.cygpart
> there is this code using indirect variable assignment
> as ${!dbg_contents_var}
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>          local dbg_contents_var=${PN//[-+\.]/_}_debuginfo_CONTENTS;
>          __step "${PN}-debuginfo-${PVR}.tar.xz";
>          mkdir -p ${distdir}/${PN}/${PN}-debuginfo;
>          tar Jcvf 
> ${distdir}/${PN}/${PN}-debuginfo/${PN}-debuginfo-${PVR}.tar.xz \
>              usr/*/debug/ ${autoloaddir} ${!dbg_contents_var} \
>              | tee ${T}/.${PN}-debuginfo.lst \
>              || error "Debuginfo package creation failed: ${PN}-debuginfo"
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> that produces
> /usr/share/cygport/lib/pkg_pkg.cygpart: line 197: 
> 4ti2_debuginfo_CONTENTS: bad substitution
> Any idea how to overcome the issue in cygport code ?

I wonder how this worked the last time the package was built (in 2016!)

I guess since this variable is not exposed to the user, you could just 
rename it so it starts with a '_'.

But, it looks like there would be a general problem if anything in 
PKG_NAMES starts with a digit, as you wouldn't be able to assign to 
<PKG>_CONTENTS etc. in your cygport?

> Of course I can just rename the package lib4ti2 and solve the issue ;-)
  I wonder if forbidding package names to start with a digit is the 
solution :)

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