crystal-project crashes repoquery

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Sun Sep 30 19:30:24 UTC 2007

Le dimanche 30 septembre 2007 à 12:18 -0700, Curtis Doty a écrit :

> It's been most annoying due to its wholesale breakage of my favorite 
> "repoquery -qal |grep foo" without providing any helpful info.
> It appears the problem stems from some corrupt filenames in 
> crystal_project.tar.gz: crystal_project/*/apps/softwareD???.png Where 
> those three oddball 8-bit chars are 0xEF, 0x80 and 0x83.

It's probably a repoquery bug – our python tools are supposed to handle
UTF-8 but this has not been impressed strongly enough on their writers
at the right time. And current python is a mess on the unicode front, so
software writers have to care about it for stuff to work.

> But how on earth did the buildsys let that crap into fillists.xml.gz 
> anyways? 

Because that's what in the package?

> And are spaces and other 8-bit grunge really valid in the 
> packaging guidelines?

Our policy is UTF-8 filenames are valid package content

Nicolas Mailhot
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