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Bug 785820 - dev-java/java-config: depend-java-query - if invalid jdk specification is used (virtual/jdk:*) then the error should say that version must be specified
Summary: dev-java/java-config: depend-java-query - if invalid jdk specification is use...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Java team
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Reported: 2021-04-26 12:20 UTC by Daniel Dawson
Modified: 2022-04-25 14:35 UTC (History)
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Description Daniel Dawson 2021-04-26 12:20:25 UTC
A dependency string such as "virtual/jdk:*" (see e.g. bug 785436) causes an error message from depend-java-query:

$ depend-java-query --get-vm 'virtual/jdk:*'
!!! ERROR: could not convert string to float: '*'

I don't know whether it's okay to have a wildcard for this purpose, but if not, it should at least give a better error message than that.
Comment 1 Miroslav Šulc gentoo-dev 2021-04-28 17:58:44 UTC
the problem is not the wildcard itself but the fact that there is no version specified. this is not valid and not supported. it should be something like <=virtual/jdk-1.8:*". it sure might detect this kind of invalid version specification and report that appropriately.