[torquedev] Fwd: Bug: Torque can't handle email addresses with apostrophes in

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Wed Dec 2 15:59:58 MST 2009


That user must have fun discovering bugs in all kinds of software!


On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 09:46:30AM +1100, Chris Samuel alleged:
> I've just entered this bug into bugzilla here:
> 
>  http://www.clusterresources.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=38
> 
> Be really nice if we could get Torque to handle
> legal email addresses correctly.. :-(
> 
> cheers,
> Chris
> 
> ----- Forwarded Message -----
> From: "Chris Samuel" <csamuel at vpac.org>
> To: "torqueusers" <torqueusers at supercluster.org>
> Cc: "torquedev" <torquedev at supercluster.org>
> Sent: Thursday, 11 December, 2008 5:24:23 PM GMT +10:00 Canberra / Melbourne / Sydney
> Subject: [torquedev] Bug: Torque can't handle email addresses with apostrophes in
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Just come across an "interesting" bug in Torque.
> 
> A user who has an email address with an apostrophe (')
> in it was trying to submit jobs and getting the following
> rather cryptic error:
> 
> $ qsub test.sh
> qsub: unmatched
> 
> This is because Torque constructs a fake command line
> from all the #PBS lines in your script.  It then parses
> the list to check you don't have any unmatched quotes
> in it and throws that error..
> 
> Problem is that ' is perfectly legal in an email address.
> 
> I've tried escaping the ' as \' and jobs get submitted,
> but then the emails to the user that they've requested
> never get sent or received.
> -- 
> Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
>  The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
>  P.O. Box 201, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
> VPAC is a not-for-profit Registered Research Agency
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> Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
>  The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
>  P.O. Box 201, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
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Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

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