[osgeo4w-dev] [osgeo4w] #289: apt intolerant of filename missing package version number

OSGeo4W trac_osgeo4w at osgeo.org
Fri Apr 27 12:58:47 EDT 2012

#289: apt intolerant of filename missing package version number
Reporter:  maphew  |       Owner:  osgeo4w-dev@…              
    Type:  defect  |      Status:  new                        
Priority:  major   |   Component:  Package                    
 Version:          |    Keywords:  pkg-apt                    
 The recent gdal-filegdb release, #279, reveals apt is pickier than
 setup.exe when it comes to parsing the version number from the package

 B:\> python b:\code\o4w\apt\apt.py new
 The following packages are newer than the installed version:

 *** Error parsing version numer from "gdal-filegdb-1.9.tar.bz2"

 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "b:\code\o4w\apt\apt.py", line 1113, in <module>
     __main__.__dict__[command] ()
   File "b:\code\o4w\apt\apt.py", line 256, in new
     for packagename in sorted (get_new ()):
   File "b:\code\o4w\apt\apt.py", line 632, in get_new
     new = get_version ()
   File "b:\code\o4w\apt\apt.py", line 684, in get_version
     package['ver'] = split_ball (ball)[1]
   File "b:\code\o4w\apt\apt.py", line 803, in split_ball
     return (m.group (1), string_to_version (m.group (2)))
 AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'group'

 By spec, the filename is to have program version number followed by a
 package version number; see PackagingInstructions,

 Setup is quite happy to continue without a package version though, so we
 should follow suit. I looked through Setup source files
 (package_version.h, .cc) and I ''think'' it just assumes a version of 0 if
 pkg-num missing, e.g. gdal-filegdb-1.9'''-0.0'''.tar.bz2 from gdal-

 In apt this would be handled in the (mis-named) `def split_ball()` parser.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/289>
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