[Mono-bugs] [Bug 80141][Maj] Changed - Linux: Incorrect RegistryKey.SetValue() Serialization

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Changed by kevin.fitzgerald at soarce.us.


--- shadow/80141	2006-12-04 01:48:40.000000000 -0500
+++ shadow/80141.tmp.15399	2006-12-04 03:17:17.000000000 -0500
@@ -2,21 +2,20 @@
 Product: Mono: Class Libraries
 Version: 1.0
 OS: GNU/Linux [Other]
 OS Details: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy
 Status: NEW   
+Severity: Unknown
 Priority: Major
 Component: CORLIB
 AssignedTo: mono-bugs at ximian.com                            
 ReportedBy: kevin.fitzgerald at soarce.us               
 QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
 TargetMilestone: ---
 Summary: Linux: Incorrect RegistryKey.SetValue() Serialization
 Description of Problem:
 Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.SetValue() incorrectly writes .XML registry
 values in a Linux environment. More importantly, "&" (Ampersands) are not
@@ -151,6 +150,18 @@
 This is the expected result we should get.
 I marked this bug as MAJOR because the probability of "&" (Ampersands)
 showing up in cross-platform applications is likely, and loss of settings
 and data can occur. This is a very undesirable.
+------- Additional Comments From kevin.fitzgerald at soarce.us  2006-12-04 03:17 -------
+After trying more invalid XML entries that could also cause this
+error, such as "<" or "<test/>" I've found that using greater-than and
+less-than symbols in registry key values cause no visible errors while
+running the application, however no key file is created! 
+I'm going to start digging into the current most svn code to see what
+I can dig up...
+I haven't tested anything yet, but it might be as simple as a one line
+fix to UnixRegistryApi.cs.

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