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[PATCH] setup: Handle the package validation exception

On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Igor Peshansky wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Brian Dessent wrote:
> > Igor Peshansky wrote:
> >
> > > I've looked at this a bit.  Here's the weird part: the error says
> > > "Uncaught Exception", but all the throws of that exception appear to be
> > > properly wrapped in try/catch blocks.  So a simple "change exception into
> > > an mbox" kind of solution won't work here.  More debugging is needed.
> >
> > The reason for the box is that the md5 checking was changed to run in a
> > different thread than originally designed (now in the main thread
> > instead of the download thread IIRC) and that thread does not have any
> > particular catch handler for that exception, only the TOPLEVEL_CATCH
> > which punts with the generic error.
> Do you mean packagemeta::ScanDownloadedFiles() calling
> packageversion::scan(), which calls check_for_cached()?  Then yes, this
> isn't properly wrapped in a try/catch.  I'd like to verify that this is
> the culprit (when someone sends me the corrupt tarball), but I think I see
> a proper fix for this.  Will submit a patch shortly.

And here's the patch (attached).  The ChangeLog is below.

While we're at it, I found another weird bit of code in setup.  Would
someone please enlighten me on how the semantics would change if the
following patch were applied:

RCS file: /cvs/cygwin-apps/setup/,v
retrieving revision 2.50
diff -u -p -r2.50
---	11 Sep 2005 14:45:54 -0000	2.50
+++	23 Jan 2006 21:18:10 -0000
@@ -620,8 +620,8 @@ packagemeta::ScanDownloadedFiles ()
       while (i != pkg.versions.end ())
 	  /* scan doesn't alter operator == for packageversions */
-	  const_cast<packageversion &>(*i).scan ();
 	  packageversion foo = *i;
+	  foo.scan ();
 	  packageversion pkgsrcver = foo.sourcePackage ();
 	  pkgsrcver.scan ();

The current code looks way too complex, and my alternative looks cleaner,
but there may be an obscure C++ issue I'm missing.
2006-01-23  Igor Peshansky  <>

	* (packageversion::scan): Catch and handle
	validation exception.

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Attachment: setup-package-validation-exception.patch
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