Bug#1285: bad filenames in debain/ms-dos tree
Some filenames in the ms-dos tree cause problems if pc-nfs is
used under MSDOS to copy the files using these names from an
nfs-mounted unix filesystem to a local MSDOS filesystem.
devel/tclX.deb gives a file named tclx~~ni.deb
devel/xxgdbR6.deb gives a file named xxgdb~oi.deb
graphics/tgifR6.deb gives a file named tgifr~qi.deb
the electronics/ directory appears as elect~mi
I've used several methods of moving files between MSDOS and unix,
and I've not yet had problems if the filenames followed these rules:
1. No more than 8 chars in names, nor 3 chars in extensions.
2. No chars other than lower-case alpha, numeric, '-', '_'.
I suggest that we constrain our ms-dos tree directory and file names
to follow these conventions.