svn commit: r303626 - head/www/xpi-firebug

Chris Rees utisoft at
Tue Sep 4 16:41:51 UTC 2012

On 4 September 2012 17:31, Florian Smeets <flo at> wrote:
> On 04.09.12 18:14, Alex Kozlov wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 12:32:44PM +0100, Chris Rees wrote:
>>> On 4 Sep 2012 05:15, "Alex Kozlov" <ak at> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 08:37:20PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
>>>>> On 09/03/2012 16:51, Florian Smeets wrote:
>>>>>> So I reread the complete thread (r301039 and followups) again, the
>>>>>> only problem there seems to be is pchecker complaining,
>>>>> It's a problem for anything that uses 'while read ...' to process
>>>>> those files, including portmaster.
>>>> I think it breaks all parsers that assume that distinfo is a text file
>>>> (have EoL on every line including last).
>>>>> If you have the list of files with this problem and aren't interested
>>>>> in fixing them, pass the list along and I'll do it.
>>>> I plan to fix all occurrences of this in ports tree once every few months,
>>>> but if you wish to fix it now, here is a list:
>>>> audio/pianobar/distinfo
>>>> devel/pecl-libevent/distinfo
>>>> www/xpi-firebug/distinfo
>>>> www/xpi-showip/distinfo
>>>> www/trac-accountmanager/distinfo
>>>> mail/meta1/distinfo
>>>> net/istgt/distinfo
>>>> sysutils/fusefs-rar2fs/distinfo
>>> Is this a diff/patch bug?
>>> Perhaps it could be fixed as well... or could its behaviour be thought of
>>> as correct?
>> I tried many times but could not find the culprit. But I also suspect patch.
> No i don't think so, it is already in the diff you download from GNATS.
> I suspect it is a bug in getpatch, or one of the functions it calls, in
> query-pr.cgi. If you look at the patch in the PR with edit-pr (vi or
> vim) and use :set list you will see that the newline is there. This is
> why I emailed Shaun, so let's wait what he has to say.
> BTW this does not only affect distinfo, it's always the last file of the
> patch, so there are a lot of patch-* files which have a missing newline
> at the end.

You're quite right.

# pkg install gpatch
[crees at pegasus]/--/workspace/ports/pcvs% svn co
$ports/head/chinese/ydict && cd ydict
[crees at pegasus]/--/workspace/ports/pcvs/ydict% curl
| gpatch
[crees at pegasus]/--/workspace/ports/pcvs/ydict% curl
| gpatch
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  1016  100  1016    0     0    485      0  0:00:02  0:00:02 --:--:--   539
patching file Makefile
patching file distinfo
patch unexpectedly ends in middle of line
gpatch: **** malformed patch at line 28:

so later versions of patch complain about it, rather than patching.

The bug is with query-pr.cgi it appears....  We'll never get that
fixed, given that gnats3 has been removed from the ports tree.  I'll
put a patch together if clusteradm/bugmeisters were prepared to have a
go-- I could revive the old port skel for it.

Any takers?  Or shall this just remain unfixed?


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