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Re: ~ in package versions

* Adam Heath [Wed, 15 Jun 2005 16:47:39 -0500]:
> On Wed, 15 Jun 2005, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > It was that such package versions could not be used *before* sarge released,
> > not that they would be supported immediately *after* the release; the change
> > has not yet been made to make this possible for etch.

> Namely, as you told me on irc, that dak uses ~ internally as a separator; this
> obviously conflicts with dpkg's use of it in versions.

  Also, libtool seems to use ~ as some sort of internal separator, and
  thus I've seen packages FTBFS when the top-level directory contains ~
  (which happens when ~ is used as part of the upstream version, not
  when using in the debian revision only).

  While I'm myself eager to see this feature supported in our archive,
  I'm not sure whether having this available before a libtool able to
  cope exists is a good idea.

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