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Re: apt-get: where does the extra "1%3a" come from?

On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 05:47:06AM -0500, Abdul Latip wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Mar 2003, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Nothing. That's URL-encoding representing the epoch in the version
> > number; translate %3a to : if you like.
> Unfortunately, when I run "apt-ftparchive" over it, and put all 
> back on a Web (apache), apt-get can not fetch the package; it 
> complains that the package does not exists :-(.

I meant to actually rename *%3a* to *:*, if you see what I mean.

> Any clue for a workaround? 

You could run dpkg-name on every file in your archive, which would move
them to their canonical filenames.

  $ dpkg-name gawk_1%3a3.1.2-1_i386.deb
  moved `gawk_1%3a3.1.2-1_i386.deb' to `./gawk_3.1.2-1_i386.deb'


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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