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Re: ltmain.sh install does not support spaces in destdir

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: ltmain.sh install does not support spaces in destdir
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 14:11:14 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 6 Dec 2007, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:

Thanks for the report and patch.

* Sam Steingold wrote on Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 06:08:47PM CET:
TIMESTAMP=" (1.1220.2.365 2005/12/18 22:14:06)"

ltmain.sh install does not support spaces in destdir, because it does
not quote destdir. this can be a serious problem for woe32 users.

Whitespace issues are all over ltmain.in.  It's easy to fix some, it's
almost impossible to fix all instances in a way such that the absolute
names to installed programs and libraries can contain whitespace.

For Windows users there is actually some hope since Windows provides a way to obtain an obfusticated path which does not contain any spaces. Translating user-provided paths to ones without spaces may avoid many problems. However, any use of 'pwd' to obtain the current directory path might return a path which does contain spaces.

Bob Friesenhahn
address@hidden, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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