Cygwin package search and cygcheck -p urlencoding still broken on new web server

Marco Atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 07:44:33 GMT 2020


On 16.07.2020 06:25, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2020-07-15 14:13, Marco Atzeri via Cygwin wrote:
>> Problem: I want to search for
>>     libssh/libssh.h
>> Using https://cygwin.com/packages/
>> If I put the name and press Go the URL is changed in
>> https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi?grep=libssh%2Flibssh.h&arch=x86_64
>> and the output is
>>     Found 0 matches for libsshx2Flibssh.h
>>                               ^^^
>> Instead if I modify directly the URL in:
>> https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi?grep=libssh/libssh.h&arch=x86_64
>> Found 3 matches for libssh/libssh.h
>> ....
>> I guess that the current incapability is due to spurious urlencode in
>> cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi
>> that is modifing the $param_grep
>> echo '<li><a href="package-cat.cgi?file='`urlencode
>> $partfile`'&grep='`urlencode $param_grep`'">'$file'</a> - '$desc'</li>'
>> Could someone double check my guess ?
> 
> No change since your report on May 2nd, and my cross-post to overseers:
> 
> 	https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2020-May/244684.html
> 
> 	https://sourceware.org/pipermail/overseers/2020q2/017115.html
> 
> where Frank suggested replacing badly urlencoded characters by ".":

this works as the dot is not changed

case $c in
             [a-zA-Z0-9.~_-]) printf "$c" ;;
             *) printf '%%%02X' "'$c"

> $ cygcheck -p libssh/libssh.h
> Found 0 matches for libsshx2flibssh.h
> $ cygcheck -p libssh.libssh.h
> Found 3 matches for libssh.libssh.h
> libssh-devel-0.7.3-1 - libssh-devel: SSH implementation library (installed
> binaries and support files)
> libssh-devel-0.7.5-1 - libssh-devel: SSH implementation library
> libssh-devel-0.8.7-1 - libssh-devel: SSH implementation library
> 
> The previous break appears to have been fixed by or due to Achim:
> 
> 	https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2019-November/243112.html
> 
> Ping Achim?!
> 

the git logs says that only Frank and Jon have recently worked on

    cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi

I would like to doble check any possible modification before proposing a
patch to change the web server...

Regards
Marco





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