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Re: MBF alert: packages with very long source / .deb filenames

Steve McIntyre wrote:
> I've noticed a problem recently in the archive when building CDs,
> aggravated to a certain extent by the newer source formats. Some of
> the filenames in the archive are getting *very* long, and this is
> causing issues. As a matter of course, we build CDs with RockRidge and
> Joliet support so that we have long filenames for Linux and Windows
> users.

What is the use case for accessing long filenames from the CD in
Windows? The files needed by win32-loader need to be 
accessible, and documentation too, but it should not matter if
deb files cannot be looked up from within Windows.

If these files could be dealt with, using Rock Ridge alone would be an
alternative to consider:


Is it possible to provide Joliet filenames for only a subset of files?

see shy jo

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