[OE-core] [PATCH v3] Fix cp's target path for ext* filesystems

Leonardo Augusto leobsd at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 16:35:12 UTC 2019

Python subprocess' shell=True defaults to /bin/sh[1][2], which
often refers to a POSIX-compliant shell. As the -e flag is
not defined in the POSIX standard[3], some shells may
interpret "-e" as the first argument to the echo command,
causing the rest of the command line to fail.

In this particular case, "echo -e 'cd {}'" is interpreted
as "-e cd {}", which causes the first line of the command
to fail, and causing cp to always place the source file
in the filesystem's root.

Replacing "echo -e" for a printf command makes this
more portable.

This issue only affects "wic cp" for ext* filesystems.

[1] https://docs.python.org/2/library/subprocess.html
[2] https://docs.python.org/3/library/subprocess.html
[3] http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799

Signed-off-by: Leonardo Augusto <leobsd at gmail.com>
 scripts/lib/wic/engine.py | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/lib/wic/engine.py b/scripts/lib/wic/engine.py
index 4662c665c0..97f5e848cc 100644
--- a/scripts/lib/wic/engine.py
+++ b/scripts/lib/wic/engine.py
@@ -331,7 +331,7 @@ class Disk:
     def copy(self, src, pnum, path):
         """Copy partition image into wic image."""
         if self.partitions[pnum].fstype.startswith('ext'):
-            cmd = "echo -e 'cd {}\nwrite {} {}' | {} -w {}".\
+            cmd = "printf 'cd {}\nwrite {} {}' | {} -w {}".\
                       format(path, src, os.path.basename(src),
                              self.debugfs, self._get_part_image(pnum))
         else: # fat

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