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Re: Filenames too long

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 12:31:02AM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Previously Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > Now I can not create the Packages File on the Floppy, because it ends on *.d
> You can install packages by hand just fine without a Packages file
> and even if they don't have the right filename, just do "dpkg -i some.package"

You can also use a filesystem other than minixfs on a floppy, one that supports
long filenames (umsdos, or even ext2), or tar the files before putting them on
the floppy.

 - mdz

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