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Re: Cannot include a package with a plus character in its name



Greetings,

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Phil Calvert <pcalvert@rocketmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
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> I tried to use the live-build web-frontend at http://live-build.debian.net/cgi-bin/live-build to build a Lenny/KDE image with some additional packages, one of them being dvd+rw-tools. Unfortunately, it did not work because the package name was truncated at the plus character. In other words, "dvd+rw-tools" became just "dvd".
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Confirmed.

> I did a little research on this and it seems that others have reported similar behaviour. See: http://lists.debian.org/deity/2010/09/msg00015.html Is there a simple workaround for this problem?
>

Looks like sanitizing cgi input for LB_PACKAGES does not allow +. i.e. bug.

As for workaround, not tested, but looks like packages-lists rescue
has the dvd+rw-tools and then you could add the task you want for the
desktop environment.

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