Yum Extender doesn't work if RPM's path contains a space character

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bschinelli
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Yum Extender doesn't work if RPM's path contains a space character

Post by bschinelli » 2019/05/17 08:27:27

Hi,

I'm working on CentOS 7-6.1810. When a RPM is located in a path that contains a space character in it (e.g: /home/myuser/Desktop/te st/), Yum Extender always displays a "Nothing to do" pop up even if there is something to install. This bug only happens when using the graphical interface to install RPM. If I remove the space character by renaming the directory, everything is executed as expected.

Is this a known bug ? Is this bug going to be fixed in a coming update ?

Best regards,

Brian

lightman47
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Re: Yum Extender doesn't work if RPM's path contains a space character

Post by lightman47 » 2019/05/17 10:33:42

Not sure about yum extender but generally in linux space characters are considered delimiters when working with files. One way around this is to enclose the entire path within quotes ("/home/myuser/Desktop/te st/"). Another is to not use the space character; I use underscores (_).
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