Re: Problems with dpkg and package case
On 03 Nov 1996 18:07:22 CST Guy Maor (email@example.com) wrote:
> Philippe Troin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Is this [dpkg's inconsistent behavior of cases] intended behavior,
> > or is it a problem ?
> It is a problem, and it's documented in programmer's 4.2.1. Ian
> recommends to use lowercase packages names.
Programmer's manual 4.2.1 says:
They must be at least two characters and must start with an
alphanumeric. In current versions of dpkg they are sort of
case-sensitive; use lowercase package names unless the
package you're building (or referring to, in other fields)
is already using uppercase.
In fact dpkg is not case-sensitive (maybe of `sort', but...). The
fact is I cannot have a package with:
As package-A is a legacy package, I'll guess I'll have to change my
provide line to read:
But, it will be inconsistent with other packages...
What would be the best provided package then ?
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