changed behaviour for "cygcheck -p "

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sun May 3 21:05:24 GMT 2020


On 2020-05-02 09:36, Frank Ch. Eigler wrote:
>>> It seems there is a new escape system that is fooling
>>> the search engine
>>> $ cygcheck -p 'bin/mutt'
>> https://cygwin.com/packages/
> 
> I suspect it's not new, but yes, urlescaped %XY characters are not
> correctly handled in package-grep.cgi.  Until it's fixed, you can use
> dots instead of slashes, for example.

The issue is new since the new server, both cygcheck -p, and Cygwin Package
Search which it invokes at https://cygwin.com/packages/..., worked fine
previously, as the common specific search target was /usr/bin/...

Is the new RHEL/Fedora/CentOS system you are using missing url{en,de}code, or
the path to those, or something else invoked in package-grep.cgi?

Maybe update https://sourceware.org/lists.html#what-software to document recent
changes and https://sourceware.org/news.html to track issues and fixes.

-- 
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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