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Re: ~ in package versions

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 12:32:35AM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * 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.

libtool isn't a core tool; I don't see any reason to disallow it in the
*archive* just because it's unusable for specific libtool-using packages.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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