Tue May 12 14:59:43 GMT 2020
On 10/14/19 10:55 AM, Federico Kircheis wrote:
> On 13/10/2019 18.41, Achim Gratz wrote:
>> Federico Kircheis writes:
>>> I've sent the patches the 14.07.19, unfortunately I still got no answer.
>> The cygport maintainer is rather busy with non-Cygwin related work these
>> days, I suppose. Anyway, one of the questions I have is why you need
>> these changes. Most build systems do not actually work when they
>> encounter a path with spaces if they use make under the hood, so fixing
>> cygport to grok such path locations isn't getting you much further I'd
>> think. Can you explain?
> I've built some software in my windows home directory.
> It contains a space.
> I expected it to work.
> Instead of failing with a clear error message, the build process deleted
> some unrelated files as it cd failed (or cd in the wrong directory, cant
> remember right now).
> I believe it is unacceptable to delete unrelated data.
> Even if it stated that there is no intention to support path with
> spaces, those scripts should fail fast and ideally with a clear error
> I found it easier to quote the offending variables, as not only spaces
> might cause issues.
The merge request in the repository has been closed.
I'm attaching the updated patch.
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