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Re: [ 100058 ] 1.4 - $buildir-path may not contain "~"

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: [ 100058 ] 1.4 - $buildir-path may not contain "~"
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 19:02:13 -0700

"Gary V. Vaughan" wrote:

> ... you have to bear in mind that the libtool source code goes
> through m4, sed and bourne shell, as well as having an autoconf pass to
> subsitute configure time vars, so the quoting is hairy and sensitive to
> change.  Meta characters to sed, m4, autoconf or any shell that might execute
> libtool are all bad choices.
> Perhaps the problem will go away when we have a binary ltmain in a couple of
> releases?

Aw, ya beat me to the punch.  ;-)

> In the mean while, I think the only workaround is to not use '~' in pathnames.

Good idea anyway.  Stick to the POSIX-ly correct characters:

  alphanumerics of a single case, '-', '_' and '.'

and nothing else.

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