[Libreoffice-commits] Revert "installer: Use hashref for replace_all_ziplistvariables_in_rtffile"

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Thu Aug 23 01:13:53 PDT 2012

On 08/23/2012 09:59 AM, Libreoffice Gerrit user wrote:
> commit 52755d6d2cf1c6addaf3c91b93bb86d66b730409
> Author: Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com>
> Date:   Thu Aug 23 09:47:13 2012 +0200
>      Revert "installer: Use hashref for replace_all_ziplistvariables_in_rtffile"
>      This reverts commit 46a977081c6f1886f8fff8457c85e6d426dcc20f.  It started to
>      replace occurrences of "${...}" unknown to the installer with empty strings,
>      instead of keeping them as-is.  This caused the "${ORIGIN}" at the start of the
>      value for URE_BOOTSTRAP to disappear from the soffice ini-file (cf.
>      gid_Brand_Profileitem_Soffice_UreBootstrap in scp2/source/ooo/common_brand.scp),
>      making soffice fail to start completely.
>      Change-Id: Ia7a34179b78677a703fc487401e011073d14a176

Hi Tim, all,

Needed to revert, see above.  The original situation of how the 
installer Perl code (we have no good name to talk about it, btw) does 
string replacements was never really satisfactory to begin with, 
replacing just those "${abc}" it happens to recognize (i.e., that are 
defined in instsetoo_native/util/openoffice.lst, IIUC) and leaving 
unknown ones (like "${ORIGIN}") alone.

A much more robust approach would be to specify an escape mechanism 
(either "\$" to quote "$" and "\\" to quote "\", or "$$" to quote "$", 
say) in the input language of the installer code.  But doing so would 
mean that all the existing input text needs to be reviewed, adding 
escapements exactly where necessary.


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