cygport development

Federico Kircheis
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?
> Yep.
> 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 
> message.
> 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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