[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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

On Sat, 26 Mar 2011 08:56:14 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> > We already have arbitrary limits on filename length (~200 bytes or so
> > on RockRidge), even before this. I'm just proposing to lower them for
> > a common use case. Do we really care about supporting *very* long
> > names here?
> I think so. The package with long names tend to follow a naming policy
> that sort of imposes the long name... so if we put a too-short limit
> then we're asking them to make an exception in the naming policy.

Right, that's certainly true for the lib.*-perl packages, and I
wouldn't know how we should rename them in a sane way.

 .''`.   http://info.comodo.priv.at/ -- GPG key IDs: 0x8649AA06, 0x00F3CFE4
 : :' :  Debian GNU/Linux user, admin, & developer - http://www.debian.org/
 `. `'   Member of VIBE!AT & SPI, fellow of Free Software Foundation Europe
   `-    NP: Peter Jones: I Can Feel You

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: