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Re: Website: Package listing not working + cygport query
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:32:00 -0400
- Subject: Re: Website: Package listing not working + cygport query
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On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 10:31:11AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 09, 2014 at 07:19:04PM +0100, David Stacey wrote:
>>On the cygwin.com website, none of my packages display their contents
>>All I see is a long list of zeros. Other people's package listings are
>>Is this a website problem? Or have I managed to get something seriously
>>wrong in building my packages? I'm using Firefox 29.0.1 under Fedora 20
>>64-bit, although looking at the source code it seems as though the
>>browser is rendering the pages correctly.
>It's not a website problem. It is apparently a problem with the "upset" script
>which generates these listings. I'm investigating.
I'm surprised that I haven't seen this before: The name that you used to
generate your packages was "David Stacey/None". My parser wasn't
expecting a name with a space and I didn't detect the fact that the
parsing failed (#($& just realized that I forgot to fix that). So it
was just outputting a '0' size, one per line.
Yaakov, wouldn't it make sense not to just use 0/0 as user/group when
generating packages with cygport by forcing --owner=0, --group=0 to the
tar command? I'm not suggesting that this is the right way to fix this
particular problem but I don't think it's a good idea to leak people's
names and groups out onto the interwebs if we can help it. It will also
make the packages slightly smaller.
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