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Re: ~ in package versions

On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 00:32 +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).
This is untrue.  It only uses it as separator for strings _before_
variable expansion, by the time the variables containing the paths are
expanded the ~ is long-gone,

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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