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Bug 2199 - "%." in shell script gets expanded to ".".
Summary: "%." in shell script gets expanded to ".".
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-04-15 17:07 UTC by hjl
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-20 19:17:37 UTC

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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 -------

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