Bug#1511: Packages vs. packages for ms-dos compatability
Bill Mitchell writes ("Bug#1511: Packages vs. packages for ms-dos compatability"):
> PACKAGE: dpkg (and the ftp site)
> The "Packages" and "Packages.gz" files do not have ms-dos
> compatible filenames. Depending on the tools used, manipulating
> these files on, MSDOS filesystems can be a problem.
> I suggest that these files be renamed to "packages" and "packages.gz",
> respectively. they should be placed on the ftp site with these
> ms-dos compatible names. dselect should probably look for the files
> first under these names and, if that fails, under their current
The dselect installation method scripts already look for the
I suggest that these files only be renamed in the ms-dos sections.
Having them start with a capital P is important so that they sort
before the packages files or directories with which they share the
Ian M, if you're editing mkpackages anyway go ahead and change this;
otherwise I can do it. Presumably mkpackages will need changing to
cope with the new FTP site organisation, anyway. Let me know.