On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 11:57:47AM +0200, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> Hi guys,
> for whatever reason my git has started acting up with
> sta...@vger.kernel.org addresses. It doesn't manage to extract a valid
> adress from the string:
>  Cc: <sta...@vger.kernel.org> # v3.4 v3.5 v3.6
> Removing the comment at the end of the line makes things work again. I
> do remember, however, seeing this working since few weeks back I sent a
> mail to stable (in fact the same one I'm using to test), so this could
> be related to some perl updates, who knows ?!?

You probably just installed Email::Valid package.

The current git-send-email works a little better and just prints an error:

W: unable to extract a valid address from: <sta...@vger.kernel.org> #v3.4 v3.5 

This patch should fix the problem, now after <email> any garbage is
removed while extracting address.

diff --git a/git-send-email.perl b/git-send-email.perl
index 5a7c29d..bb659da 100755
--- a/git-send-email.perl
+++ b/git-send-email.perl
@@ -828,7 +828,7 @@ sub extract_valid_address {
        # check for a local address:
        return $address if ($address =~ /^($local_part_regexp)$/);
-       $address =~ s/^\s*<(.*)>\s*$/$1/;
+       $address =~ s/^\s*<(.*)>.*$/$1/;
        if ($have_email_valid) {
                return scalar Email::Valid->address($address);
        } else {

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