Commit 68418c54 authored by Eli Schwartz's avatar Eli Schwartz Committed by Andrew Gregory
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Log invalid conf settings as an error

This is not a warning, _parse_options() returns failure without even
parsing further lines and the attempted pacman/pacman-conf program
execution immediately aborts. Warnings are for when e.g. later on if we
don't recognize a setting at all, we skip over it and have enough
confidence in this to continue executing the program.

The current implementation results in pacman-conf aborting with:

warning: config file /etc/pacman.conf, line 60: invalid value for 'ParallelDownloads' : '2.5'
error parsing '/etc/pacman.conf'

or pacman -Syu aborting with the entirely more cryptic:

warning: config file /etc/pacman.conf, line 59: invalid value for 'ParallelDownloads' : '2.5'

and this isn't just a problem for the newly added ParallelDownloads
setting, either, you could get the same problem if you specified a
broken XferCommand, but that's harder as it's more accepting of input
and you probably don't hit this except with unbalanced quotes.

Signed-off-by: Eli Schwartz's avatarEli Schwartz <>
Signed-off-by: Allan McRae's avatarAllan McRae <>
(cherry picked from commit 8e769ddb)
parent bb50e8d7
......@@ -631,7 +631,7 @@ static int _parse_options(const char *key, char *value,
} else if(strcmp(key, "XferCommand") == 0) {
char **c;
if((config->xfercommand_argv = wordsplit(value)) == NULL) {
_("config file %s, line %d: invalid value for '%s' : '%s'\n"),
file, linenum, "XferCommand", value);
return 1;
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