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

In gmane.linux.debian.devel.general Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote:
> Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> There are uses I've heard about, including (apparently quite common)
>> using CDs and DVDs to seed a mirror on a Windows server.

> If I had to chose between that working, and not needing to worry about
> filename lengths, I'd choose the latter.

>> >Is it possible to provide Joliet filenames for only a subset of files?

>> It is, yes. But not something I'd like to do if we can avoid it.

> One approach then would be to omit joliet filenames for the few long
> packages. This would not even impact your use case above much, since
> any mirror seeded from files from CDs needs a further sync step.

An alternative approach would be to use a different *filename* while
keeping the package name unchanged (This could be done on both mirrors
and CD.) Iirc apt/dpkg have absolutely no problem with "foo.deb"
containing version 1:3.2.1-11+squeeze2 of the 
openoffice.org-report-builder-bin i386 package. I do not know about
dak, though.

cu andreas

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