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bug#21910: libtool should check that directory names do not contain spac

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: bug#21910: libtool should check that directory names do not contain spaces
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:09:28 -0600 (CST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.01 (GSO 1266 2009-07-14)

On Mon, 16 Nov 2015, Earnie wrote:

On 11/13/2015 11:09 AM, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
libtool doesn't support directory names with spaces, and this will
not be fixed (at least in the near future). In order to avoid obscure
error messages (because internally, such paths get split and so on),
libtool should generate code to make sure that such directory names
are detected as soon as possible and to output a clear error message.

Why not support all characters allowed in the file system?  Any ASCII
character or now-a-days UNICODE file names are supported in the OS.  Yes
the user needs to be careful with executing a script with white space
and special characters in the file name but not allowing it at all is a
bit fallacious.

The problem is that libtool is a portable shell script and arguments need to be passed to the utilities it executes, with all that that entails (e.g. argument splitting and handling of special quote characters). If libtool was a binary, then this problem would be gone.

A future issue is that libtool is configured via an autoconf configure script which may be a 1MB portable shell script, which also needs to survive the torture-test.

Somehow this still usually manages to run under MSYS. :-)

Bob Friesenhahn
address@hidden, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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