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Bug#587377: debian-policy: Decide on arbitrary file/path names limit

Sean Finney wrote:

> Back when I was doing the conffile stuff I recall seeing hardcoded 256
> character limits within dpkg in the archive handling stuff.

"path_quote_filename(buf, fname, 256)" and %.255s get used to display
filenames to the user, but I think anything lower level having that
limit would be a bug.

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