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Bug 2199

Summary: "%." in shell script gets expanded to ".".
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: hjl
Component: rpmAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6.0CC: hjl, jbj, lp.brais, srevivo
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Description hjl 1999-04-15 17:07:22 UTC
# rpm --rebuild foobar-1.0-1.src.rpm
# rpm -i /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/foobar-1.0-1.i386.rpm
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.81638: ${i.$CHAPTER}: bad substitution
execution of script failed

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-20 19:17:59 UTC
A % that introduces non-alphabetic non--special text is now
left untouched. Fixed in CVS, will be fixed in rpm-3.0.1-1.src.rpm.

Comment 2 lp.brais 1999-05-31 21:09:59 UTC
Would you consider issuing an errata for this package?
(mine is rpm-3.0-6.0 shipped with RHL 6.0)

This breaks rpm file generation/installation for some important
packages, like ssh-1.2.27 found at (as the example
from the initial bugreport shows).  Thanks!

------- Email Received From  Jeff Johnson <> 05/31/99 17:18 -------