livecheck.url containing semicolon

Kevin Ballard eridius at
Sat Jun 9 16:17:14 PDT 2007

It's not a bug. It's the fact that the semicolon character is treated  
the same as a newline, in that it separates commands. This is a Tcl  
language feature.

If you want a semicolon, either surround the entire value with double- 
quotes, or use a backslash to escape the semicolon.

livecheck.url  "${homepage}release/?C=M;O=D"
livecheck.url ${homepage}release/?C=M\;O=D

On Jun 9, 2007, at 12:03 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Jun 9, 2007, at 08:46, N_Ox wrote:
>> Le 9 juin 07 à 10:20, Ryan Schmidt a écrit :
>>> I want to set up livecheck for fontconfig and I want to use the  
>>> following livecheck URL:
>>> ${homepage}release/?C=M;O=D
>>> How can I do this? I've tried:
>> Sure, it's a bug with MacPorts.
>> But you can usually fix it by replacing the semicolon with an &.
>> Apache generally understand this character as a parameter separator.
> Thanks for the tip; I didn't even think to try that. That works great.
> Still, we should probably fix the bug...

Kevin Ballard
eridius at

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