[bitbake-devel] [PATCH] data_smart: Fix unanchored regexp causing strange parsing issue

Richard Purdie richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org
Fri Aug 3 09:24:32 UTC 2012

If this regular expression is unanchored, it would accept strings like:


and treat them like they were do_install_append. Clearly this isn't desirable.
Only one instance of this type of issue was found in OE-Core and has been fixed
so correcting the regexp should be safe to do.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org>
diff --git a/bitbake/lib/bb/data_smart.py b/bitbake/lib/bb/data_smart.py
index 730deaa..31216e0 100644
--- a/bitbake/lib/bb/data_smart.py
+++ b/bitbake/lib/bb/data_smart.py
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ from bb.COW  import COWDictBase
 logger = logging.getLogger("BitBake.Data")
 __setvar_keyword__ = ["_append", "_prepend"]
-__setvar_regexp__ = re.compile('(?P<base>.*?)(?P<keyword>_append|_prepend)(_(?P<add>.*))?')
+__setvar_regexp__ = re.compile('(?P<base>.*?)(?P<keyword>_append|_prepend)(_(?P<add>.*))?$')
 __expand_var_regexp__ = re.compile(r"\${[^{}]+}")
 __expand_python_regexp__ = re.compile(r"\${@.+?}")

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