[pkg-go] Bug#926380: golang-github-puerkitobio-purell: FTBFS (failing tests)

Shengjing Zhu zhsj at debian.org
Sun Apr 7 15:39:08 BST 2019


On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 10:09 PM Andreas Henriksson <andreas at fatal.se> wrote:
> Greetings from the Gothenburg BSP.
> This is the output I get when reproducing this issue:
> ---8<----->8-----
> --- FAIL: TestEncodeNecessaryEscapesAll (0.00s)
>     purell_test.go:761: Got error parse http://host/
> � net/url: invalid control character in URL
> exit status 1
> FAIL    _/tmp/golang-github-puerkitobio-purell-1.1.0    0.003s
> ---8<----->8-----
> net/url Parse now explicitly check that you don't pass in
> "invalid" (non-encoded) urls and rejects them:
> https://sources.debian.org/src/golang-1.11/1.11.6-1/src/net/url/url.go/?hl=498#L498
> The NormalizeUrlString helper function starts out by passing the url
> string to url.Parse:
> https://sources.debian.org/src/golang-github-puerkitobio-purell/1.1.0-1/purell.go/#L153
> The TestDecodeUnnecessaryEscapesAll function creates an url with control
> characters and passes it to NormalizeURLString to try to get it
> normalized/escaped.
> I'd say the design of the NormalizeUrlString function is broken and thus
> it's not obvious to me how to fix it. I'd say that if you have a
> non-normalized string you want encoded, you should pass it in as
> something that doesn't need to be parsed. ie. use NormalizeUrl helper
> function, which takes an Url type.
> Removing the NormalizeUrlString function however would be an API/ABI
> break as it's publicly exported (and used by Hugo and Kubernetes)...
> Maybe open-coding some homebrew url parsing to fall back on could be
> done to keep the function around..... Sounds bad to think you know
> better than net/url how to parse an url though.
> I'm attaching a patch which "fixes" this issue, but really it's most likely
> a stupid and wrong things to do to solve this. It's just designed to
> make the testsuite pass. As mentioned, I think the NormalizeURLString
> function is incorrectly designed and there's no way to fix it (so should
> be deprecated in favour of NormalizeURL).
> Thus intentionally *not* tagging patch, as this is rather a "proof of
> concept".
> Regards,
> Andreas Henriksson

Thanks for your great work!

However it's already fixed by upstream,

If someone is going to upload the new version, please take upstream
patch instead :/

Shengjing Zhu

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