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Re: limits for package name and version (MBF alert: ... .deb filenames)

Osamu Aoki dijo [Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:55:48PM +0900]:
> (...)
>  1.2.10~YYMMDD  for prerelease of version 1.2.10
>  1.2.10~rcYMMDD for prerelease of version 1.2.10 (alternative format)
>    this last 2 are mostly used in unstable/testing only.  So length is
>    less of problem.

Remember that whatever is uploaded to unstable should be a candidate
for a stable release. Anyway, the 'rc' here adds two characters - the
rest of your version string must be quite large to make this into a
problem. Of course, if a RC lasts forever and a NMU is needed, and
then a binNMU is requested (for a version uploaded to stable), you
might end up with 1.2.10~rc110428-4.2+r1+b1 - Still at 25
charactes. And that's already an obscenely large version string!

I fear this discussion is already too baroque :)

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