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Re: Punctuation characters in Debian packaging

The Wanderer writes ("Re: Punctuation characters in Debian packaging"):
> On 11/04/2014 at 12:12 PM, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > apt-get seems to prefer actual package names to ones resulting from 
> > stripping `+' (which is also IMO a bug).
> Can you explain why this would be considered a bug? It seems to produce
> the desired behavior in every case I've been able to think of so far.

apt's interpretation of ordinary command lines should not depend on
the (non-)existence of particular packages.

If it does, then it is not possible to reliably unparse the command


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