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

Philipp Kern <trash@philkern.de> writes:

> On 2011-04-03, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
>> OTOH, do you really want to type
>> "apt-get install package-with-policy-compliant-utterly-long-silly-name"?
>> There's a point when package name lengths become problematic, and that
>> isn't just true for ISO images.
> That's why $DEITY invented tab completion.  (And yes, that really
> auto-completes on a stock Squeeze install.)
> Kind regards
> Philipp Kern

Also those long names are usualy installed as part of dependencies so
you never type them.


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