Re: RFC: DEP-14: Recommended layout for Git packaging repositories
On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 03:44:35PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Bernhard R. Link writes ("Re: RFC: DEP-14: Recommended layout for Git packaging repositories"):
> > Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> [141111 22:26]:
> > > When a Git tag needs to refer to a specific version of a Debian package,
> > > the Debian version needs to be mangled to cope with Git's restrictions.
> > > The colon (`:`) needs to be replaced with a percent (`%`), and the tilde
> > > (`~`) needs to be replaced with an underscore (`_`).
> > Is there a previous case of encoding colons with percent signs?
> > If it is inventing a third way instead of using on of the existing ones,
> > is sounds like a bad idea.
> Raphael, is there precedent for this ?
> Current practice seem so be to replace both : and ~ with _. Unless
This didn't work well so gbp switched to what Raphael documented years
ago (: -> %, ~ -> _).