Commit 381e1137 authored by Eli Schwartz's avatar Eli Schwartz Committed by Allan McRae
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makepkg: correctly handle missing download clients

This was broken in commit 882e707e

which changed 'plain()' messages to go to stdout, which was then
captured as the download client in question: cmdline=("Aborting...").

The result was a very confusing error message e.g.

/usr/share/makepkg/source/ line 72: $'\E[1m': command not found

or with makepkg --nocolor:

/usr/share/makepkg/source/ line 72: Aborting...: command not found

The problem here is that we checked to see if an asynchronous subshell,
in our case <(...), failed, by checking if its captured stdout is
non-empty. Which is terrible, and also a limitation of old bash. But
bash 4.4 can use wait $! to retrieve the return value of an asynchronous
subshell. Now we target that as our minimum, we can sanely handle errors
in such functions.

Losing error messages on stdout by capturing them in a variable instead
of printing them, continues to be a problem, but this will be fixed
systematically in a later commit.

Signed-off-by: Eli Schwartz's avatarEli Schwartz <>
Signed-off-by: Allan McRae's avatarAllan McRae <>
parent 817f9fb7
......@@ -42,7 +42,7 @@ download_file() {
# find the client we should use for this URL
local -a cmdline
IFS=' ' read -a cmdline < <(get_downloadclient "$proto")
(( ${#cmdline[@]} )) || exit
wait $! || exit
local filename=$(get_filename "$netfile")
local url=$(get_url "$netfile")
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