cygport problem with pkg name starting with number

Marco Atzeri
Tue Feb 1 17:46:10 GMT 2022

On 01.02.2022 16:04, Jon Turney wrote:
> 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

>> 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 suspect cygport changed behaviour just after that build.

> 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?

In reality only the source and the debug packages are called 4it2.
The others are called lib4ti2*

>> 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 :)

No problem for me.
The major issue is just renaming the old files to new names


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