Status: New
Labels: Type-Defect Priority-Medium

New issue 632 by Protocol buffer library fails to build if download directory path contains a space.

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Download protocol buffer source.
2. Rename directory to contain a space character (i.e. ~/Downloads/"protobuf-2.5.0 2")
3. Attempt to build protocol buffer library.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

I expect a completed build.  I get the following error:

/bin/sh ../libtool --tag=CXX --mode=link g++ -D_THREAD_SAFE -Wall -Wwrite-strings -Woverloaded-virtual -Wno-sign-compare -O2 -g -DNDEBUG -D_THREAD_SAFE -o protoc main.o -lz libtool: link: cannot find the library `2/src/' or unhandled argument `2/src/'
make[2]: *** [protoc] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?

I'm using protocol buffers 2.5.0 on Mac OS/X 10.9 ("Mavericks")

Please provide any additional information below.

This is almost certainly a shell problem caused by not quoting the arguments to libtool. Easy workaround - rename or move the download directory so it doesn't have a space in the path.

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