[oi-dev] Whitespace in Makefiles in oi-userland keep causing Problems
pulaskite at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 27 23:45:23 UTC 2018
Whitespace in Makefiles has been a mess from the start. The story is that Feldman realized that making distinctions between types of white space was a bad idea. But he had a dozen users and didn't want to break their Makefiles. And the Bourne shell is not much better on that score. What you can't see can have devastating consequences,
On Thu, 9/27/18, Till Wegmüller <toasterson at gmail.com> wrote:
Subject: [oi-dev] Whitespace in Makefiles in oi-userland keep causing Problems
To: "OpenIndiana Developer mailing list" <oi-dev at openindiana.org>
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:03 PM
Hello Fellow developers.
I have a confusing Problem with our
Since today it keeps behaving
Inconsistently when I have a Whitespace in
a Value of a variable.
A Makefile like so:
distributed, remote execution and
configuration management system'
Something like COMPONENT_CLASSIFICATION
would break pkgmogrify with:
line 18: Malformed action at position:
90: whitespace in key:
I could manage to supress this by using
escape characters like " or '.
But not in all cases. And with the
Classification the Whitespaces are
required as that Category has
Whitespaces in their name. Thus it won't
I remember that Whitespaces where no
problem not long ago. How will we
handle this? Packages like puppet and
many others have also Whitespaces
in the Makefiles.
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