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Re: Punctuation characters in Debian packaging

Joachim Breitner writes ("Re: Punctuation characters in Debian packaging"):
> 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?

Um, please do list it but as `disputed' or `conflicting', because...

> 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 :-)

... yes, trailing `-' is permitted in a package name.

Could apt use ! or ~ or something for this purpose ?


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