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Re: Punctuation characters in Debian packaging

Quoting Joachim Breitner (2014-11-03 19:12:41)
> Am Montag, den 03.11.2014, 15:40 +0000 schrieb Ian Jackson:
>> There are probably a lot of things missing.  If you know about some 
>> corner of Debian tooling which has exciting syntax, please add the 
>> information you have.
> apt-get supports appending - to a package name in its argument to 
> install to remove it; should such uses be listed on 
> https://wiki.debian.org/Punctuation?
> Also, is a package name ending in a - legal?.. Looks like they are, 
> according to the policy. I guess I can upload p-.-+-.- then soon :-)

Oh, it is?  That'll ruin the aptitude feature of negated installs:

  aptitude install systemd-shim systemd-sysv-

Either way it sure needs to be clarified!

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