[mythtv-commits] Ticket #5542: win32-packager.pl needs encapsulation of windows paths in " to allow for spaces in path names

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Sat Sep 13 07:46:16 UTC 2008

#5542: win32-packager.pl needs encapsulation of windows paths in " to allow for
spaces in path names
 Reporter:  jonathan at snetram.nl  |        Owner:  danielk
     Type:  defect               |       Status:  new    
 Priority:  major                |    Milestone:  unknown
Component:  windows              |      Version:  head   
 Severity:  medium               |   Resolution:         
  Mlocked:  0                    |  

Comment(by anonymous):

 Replying to [comment:1 davidbuzz at gmail.com]:
 > Your problem can be even more easily solved by you following the
 standard practice of installing mingw in c:/mingw and msys in c:/msys/1.0/
 , neither of which has spaces.

 Isn't that a bit short sighted? MythTV on it's on is configured to be
 compiled in a highly flexible environment, but you seem not to be willing
 to implement this for the win32 packager to apply to a default windows
 environment using paths with spaces in filenames, other than installing a
 second instance of MSys (in the C root or recoding all file paths to 8.3
 filename styles and the script as well).

 > If that offends you too much, then try using the 8.3 filenaming
 convention for your directory - al-ah: c:\progra~1\MinGW\

 Yes it does as I use that environment for other purposes as well, I would
 think my suggestion would be a welcome addition to make the script more
 fail proof, it is a pity that you are requiring a patch for every
 suggestion I try to make as you seem to know the script a lot better than
 I do.

 > Unless you supply a fully tested patch for witespace support in paths,
 it's not going to be changed, as the existing quoting mechanisms are
 already complex enough ( with PERL, DOS, and UNIX path conventions all
 already being used).

 I'll see what I can do, but I am limited on time as much as you are I

 > trac-master, please close this ticket as "wontfix".

 I would suggest leaving this open for a while to give me time to prepare a

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/5542#comment:2>
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