Symbol ``['' and a method

Christopher Hegarty - Sun Microsystems Ireland Christopher.Hegarty at Sun.COM
Tue Apr 29 15:59:32 UTC 2008

Since this is a question about I am moving this question to 
the OpenJDK Net Dev alias.

I will try to answer it there.


Michal Vyskocil wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm working on adopting of jpackage project to openSUSE and got a problem with 
> build of maven. The jpackage's folks have a script build-jar-repository, 
> which symlinks the jar files in /usr/share/java to defined dir.
> My problem is, that the script produces a links in this 
> form - /foo/bar/[ant].jar which later causes an IllegalArgumentException, 
> because a dissallows ``[]'' in URI. The response from 
> jpackage is, that has a bug, because symbol ``['' is 
> valid in a Unix path.
> I'm testing several JRE implementations, but only gcj allows the ``[]'' in 
> URI, other ones not.
> What do you think about? Is this really a bug in handling of unix filenames?
> Regards
> Michal Vyskocil

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