Re: Upload getting lost
* Frank Küster:
> Florian Weimer <email@example.com> wrote:
>> * Raphael Hertzog:
>>> Edit debian/changelog, and change the ":" by "+" and you're probably done.
>> Shouldn't policy be updated to reflect this?
> Which part? 5.6.12 already talks about that.
A colon is explicitly allowed if the version contains an epoch. In
this case, the build generate file names which contain a colon, too,
and I'd expect them to be rejected in the same manner (they look
essentially the same because the epoch is dropped).
Technically, this is not a dpkg-source but because dpkg (and APT) do
not validate version numbers. Some ISVs rely on this and they use
forbidden characters in version strings ('_' seems to be quite common,
for example). And I suspect that there are no two programs in Debian
which implement exactly the same version comparison algorithm, but
this is a different story. 8-/