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validation: error message for failing regcomp poor #2660

markus2330 opened this issue May 2, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented May 2, 2019

Steps to Reproduce the Problem

Write a specification where a regular expression does not compile.

Expected Result

That the error message contains which regular expression caused the problem. E.g.

Reason: The regex '123{1' of the key 'system/some/key' did not compile because: 'Invalid range end'

Actual Result

Sorry, the error (#41) occurred ;(
Description: could not compile regex
Reason: Invalid range end
Ingroup: plugin
Module: validator
At: /builddir/build/BUILD/elektra-0.8.26/src/plugins/validation/validation.c:114
Mountpoint: system/sw/ep2/hook/stud/x
Configfile: /tmp/tmp.baq2YNHBRj/di11a/pre_eval_2.csv.16500:1556054054.876782.tmp'

System Information

  • Elektra Version: master

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commented May 2, 2019

Just a note: This doesn't really require any general error message customization. We already have ELEKTA_SET_ERRORF that should be enough in this case...


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commented May 2, 2019

Exactly, it should be an easy fix. keyName(key) and the regex is already available in that function.

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