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