udatedcc problems

Vernon Schryver vjs@calcite.rhyolite.com
Mon Feb 26 16:04:59 UTC 2007

Horst Scheuermann wrote:

> my updatedcc does not work.
> urts94:/home/dcc/libexec # ./updatedcc
> ./updatedcc: line 414: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
> ./updatedcc: line 469: syntax error: unexpected end of file

That is due to a bug in 1.3.51 that I think is triggered with some
versions of bash used as /bin/sh.  It is a problem I keep encountering
due to the incompatible change in bash's priorities for ' and `.  As
Asgeir of vifilfell.is reported, the bug is in line 105 of updatedcc:

    e) NEWVAL=`echo "$OPTARG" | sed -e 's/\([^-_/:=+,.a-zA-Z0-9]\)/\\\\\1/g`

There is a missing single-quote (') near the end of that line.  It should be

    e) NEWVAL=`echo "$OPTARG" | sed -e 's/\([^-_/:=+,.a-zA-Z0-9]\)/\\\\\1/g'`

I had foolishly hoped that perhaps only Asgeir was running bash and got
version 1.3.51.

Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com

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