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Re: Debian derivatives census: OpenNetLinux: welcome!

Hi Guillem!
April 8, 2016 at 10:02 AM

I've recently documented this in the man pages:


And even though spaces (for example) are supported in the Vendor field
name, I think using them is probably a bad idea. Consider that these
have to be used when checking for the origin with dpkg-vendor and
similar. The same with extremely long names. I'm not sure that other
things that handle Origin/Vendor names support spaces. And probably
allowing them in the first place was a bad idea.


Thank you for the answer.  I figured out how to do the vendor string with spaces, but you are correct there are 100x ways having spaces could break things.  I will suggest that we move to OpenNetworkLinux as the vendor string.

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