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FS#11076 - makepkg download fails with special chars in URL

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 31 July 2008, 14:02 GMT
Last edited by Xavier (shining) - Wednesday, 06 August 2008, 06:22 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category makepkg
Status Closed
Assigned To Xavier (shining)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.2.0
Due in Version 3.2.1
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Summary and Info:
makepkg fails to download sources when there are special characters in the URL

e.g the mythbrowser package which has url:
This task depends upon

Closed by  Xavier (shining)
Wednesday, 06 August 2008, 06:22 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  fixed in commit 9bc799ec7b1
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 31 July 2008, 14:06 GMT
So far we have discovered the line
local proto=$(echo $netfile | sed 's|://.*||')
from get_downloadclient() should be replced with
local proto=$(echo "$url" | sed 's|://.*||')

local dlcmd=$(echo "$dlagent" | sed "s|%o|$file.part|" | sed "s|%u|$netfile|"
from get_downloadcmd() fails due to sed's handling of & in the rhs of the expression.
Comment by Pierre-Paul Paquin (peets) - Saturday, 02 August 2008, 20:27 GMT
I locally made the change to get_downloadclient()

the cl-asdf package in AUR ( mysteriously fails.

The makepkg line that fails is '$(get_downloadcmd "$dlclient" "$netfile" "$file") || ret=$?'. The "get_downloadcmd()" routine works fine (calling it by itself echoes a command which I can run in an interactive bash session with no errors), but somehow the line as a whole manages to fail with this message: "/usr/bin/wget: option requires an argument -- 'O'".

FYI, the output of get_downloadcmd() for this specific package is: '/usr/bin/wget -c -t 3 --waitretry=3 -O asdf.lisp?revision=1.123.part*checkout*/cclan/asdf/asdf.lisp?revision=1.123';
Comment by quantax (quantax) - Sunday, 03 August 2008, 20:07 GMT
I also suffer from this bug in my ut PKGBUILD ( I cannot download from the original site ( I have to rely on unreliable mirrors instead.

What makepkg (from pacman 3.2.0-1) tells me (after I put the URL in single quotes):

% makepkg -sfic
==> Making package: ut 451-4 i686 (Sun Aug 3 22:04:14 CEST 2008)
==> Checking Runtime Dependencies...
==> Checking Buildtime Dependencies...
==> Retrieving Sources...
==> ERROR: There is no agent set up to handle URLs. Check /etc/makepkg.conf.
-> Downloading ?what=dl&catid=6&gameid=51&
==> ERROR: There is no agent set up to handle URLs. Check /etc/makepkg.conf.
-> Downloading ?what=dl&catid=6&gameid=51&
-> Using cached copy of UTPGPatch451.tar.bz2
-> Found ut.desktop in build dir
-> Found base.list in build dir
==> WARNING: Integrity checks (md5) are missing or incomplete.
==> Extracting Sources...
==> ERROR: Unable to find source file ?what=dl&catid=6&gameid=51& for extraction.

Comment by Xavier (shining) - Sunday, 03 August 2008, 22:05 GMT
The patch can also be found here :;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/makepkg

I tested ut and cl-atse with it and it worked fine.

However, the filename is awful with these stupid urls (?what=dl&catid=6&gameid=51& and asdf.lisp?revision=1.123), but well, it has always been like that.
Comment by Pierre-Paul Paquin (peets) - Monday, 04 August 2008, 14:32 GMT
Hooray it works!

Thanks Xavier, I did not know about nullglob. Now I know why they call you "veteran programmer extraordinaire" :)
Comment by Xavier (shining) - Monday, 04 August 2008, 14:39 GMT
Look at the log at the beginning how the patch, I gave proper credits there :
"Thanks to Henning Garus for pointing out that nullglob was problematic with
urls containing expansion char like '?'."

So I guess Henning Garus aka Gars deserves that title more than me :)