felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Sat Dec 1 10:26:38 CST 2007
Subject: Re: xlviewer install cmdline passed from CreateProcessA to msiexec looks wrong
In-Reply-To: <20071124025012.GA27234 at compsoc.nuigalway.ie>
After doing further debugging I've come to the conclusion that the
behaviour found when I was looking at bug 9628 is indeed a bug and have
logged a new one accordingly with as much detail as I thought was
Basically it turns out that if a program is called via CreateProcessW,
the command line used may not result in the same argv being passed to
the target program as it was called directly.
In this case there was a difference in the argv seen by msiexec
depending on whether it was run directly or called by the setup exe.
Traced the bug to a corner case in the function build_argv in
Basically it does not detect the end of the argument correctly when
dealing with the following text.
Because of the escaped '\', which should be valid since it is part of a
directory path, at the end followed by the escaped '"', the function
thinks that it has just encountered an escaped '"' instead of the end of
I'm not 100% sure how to solve this, so I will probably have to run some
tests on windows using the CreateProcessW call and study the argv
received by the target.
I have a feeling that the rule is probably something like:
If in quotes && text before slashes != whitespace && text after quote ==
then found matching quote
Hopefully I should be able to come up with test cases that will show the
truth of this, and then be able to confirm what the function build_argv
should be testing to catch cases like this.
"Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool."
More information about the wine-devel