xine-ui: does not accept files with bash-special chars

Wim Delvaux wim.delvaux at
Sun Nov 18 01:44:08 UTC 2007

Package: xine-ui
Version: 0.99.5-2build1
Severity: important

I use xine-ui with kde's konqueror.  When I click on a file with a shell- special character (like & or #) xine does not open the file

so suppose I click on the file 'file#.avi'

I get as error a dialog box that says that the input plugin cannot open file /.../file#.avi

So the filename seems correct but it cannot open the file ...

Other programs open the file without problems

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers gutsy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'gutsy-updates'), (500, 'gutsy-security'), (500, 'gutsy-proposed'), (500, 'gutsy')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-14-386
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xine-ui depends on:
ii  libc6            2.6.1-1ubuntu10         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcaca0         0.99.beta11.debian-3    colour ASCII art library
ii  libcucul0        0.99.beta11.debian-3    low-level Unicode character drawin
ii  libcurl3-gnutls  7.16.4-2ubuntu1         Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libfontconfig1   2.4.2-1.2ubuntu4        generic font configuration library
ii  libkrb53         1.6.dfsg.1-7build1      MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libncurses5      5.6+20070716-1ubuntu3   Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpng12-0       1.2.15~beta5-2ubuntu0.1 PNG library - runtime
ii  libreadline5     5.2-3build1             GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libx11-6         2:1.1.1-1ubuntu4        X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6         2:1.0.3-2build1         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2          2.1.12-2ubuntu4         FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxine1         1.1.7-1ubuntu1          the xine video/media player librar
ii  libxine1-ffmpeg  1.1.7-1ubuntu1          mpeg related plugins for libxine1
ii  libxinerama1     2:1.0.2-1build1         X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxtst6         2:1.0.2-1ubuntu1        X11 Testing -- Resource extension 
ii  libxv1           2:1.0.3-1ubuntu1        X11 Video extension library
ii  libxxf86vm1      1:1.0.1-2               X11 XFree86 video mode extension l

Versions of packages xine-ui recommends:
ii  libaa1                        1.4p5-32   ascii art library

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