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Re: MBF alert: packages with very long source / .deb filenames

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 02:17:06PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>Hey folks,
>I've noticed a problem recently in the archive when building CDs,
>aggravated to a certain extent by the newer source formats. Some of
>the filenames in the archive are getting *very* long, and this is
>causing issues. As a matter of course, we build CDs with RockRidge and
>Joliet support so that we have long filenames for Linux and Windows
>users. The problem is that Joliet has a limit for filename length (64
>characters), and technically we're already past that length. From
>   -joliet-long
>      Allow Joliet filenames to be up to 103 Unicode characters,
>      instead of 64. This breaks the Joliet specification, but appears
>      to work. Use with caution.
>I've been using -joliet-long as an option to the CD build scripts for
>a while without any noticeable issues, however we may be able to hit a

                                                          ^^^^ about

>brick wall. There are a few packages that are close to the (already

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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